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Xochi Birch

Xochi Birch 40th Birthday

Xochi Birch

Xochi Birch 40th Birthday

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I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 40 years old and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $40 or $400 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater projects for people in developing countries.

Almost a billion people in the world are living without clean water -- but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 30,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still have to walk hours each day to get dirty water for their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion people living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos and more details about the communities we've impacted.

Please join me.

This campaign brought clean water to Bohifla, Côte d'Ivoire and 8 other projects.

$20,850

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$10,000.00

This campaign closed on Feb 29, 2012 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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Top donors listed by:
Suzan Canli$4,040
Donovan Kelly$2,000
Deborah Svoboda$1,000
Kenneth Linsteadt$1,000
Shakil Khan$1,000

This campaign brought clean water to Bohifla, Côte d'Ivoire and 8 other projects.

I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 40 years old and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $40 or $400 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater projects for people in developing countries.

Almost a billion people in the world are living without clean water -- but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 30,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still have to walk hours each day to get dirty water for their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion people living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos and more details about the communities we've impacted.

Please join me.

Learn about the water crisis

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.

Comments by donors

  • Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program
    Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program donated $400 - over 3 years ago

    Matching donation on behalf of Nicholas Eaton

  • Chevron Humankind
    Chevron Humankind donated $50 - over 3 years ago

    Matching gift on behalf of Steven Lassair

  • Evan Cohen
    Evan Cohen donated $40 - over 3 years ago

    happy belated birthday! just got the card! (we just moved)

  • Donovan Kelly
    Donovan Kelly donated $2,000 - over 3 years ago

    Remember - 40s are the new 30s !! What a great charity you champion ! Lots of Love and Best Wishes, Donovan, Amanda and Megan.

  • Kenneth Quigley
    Kenneth Quigley donated $400 - over 3 years ago

    Great cause!

  • jill brittenham
    jill brittenham donated $100 - over 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Xochi! You are a beautiful 40 (both inside and out). Much love, Jill and Pete

  • Morgan Sowden
    Morgan Sowden donated $40 - over 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Xochi, thanks for throwing such a great party. May the next 40 years be even better!

  • Anonymous donated $200 - over 3 years ago

    Happy birthday! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party last week. xoxox Kelly & Alan

  • Ellie McCune
    Ellie McCune donated $40 - over 3 years ago

    Wishing you 40 more beautiful years! xoxo

  • Malou Carreon
    Malou Carreon donated $110 - over 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Xochi.

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Private donors cover our operating cost so that 100% of all public donations can go directly to water project costs.