This year (hard as it is for me to believe), I’ll be turning 29 on September 27.
(For future reference (and so that no one has to ask how old I am) every year after this year I’ll ALSO be turning 29. )
Some of you don’t normally buy me a gift for my birthday, but this year I am doing something special.
I’m asking friends and family of ours to consider participating in charity:water’s September birthday project to build wells in Ethiopia and give the people there clean water.
I’m asking for my age in dollars (which would be, in this case, $29), or whatever you can give (even if it’s just a couple of dollars/pounds/euros/etc. it makes a big difference).
100% of everything raised goes directly to build wells, and is MATCHED by another organization (founded by actor/director Matt Damon)
This matching means that $20 donated = $40 going towards building wells.
You can complete the process in less than 3 minutes.
Please take a moment and visit my page by clicking the graphic below:
To see why I’m supporting the campaign, watch the 3-minute trailer above (If you haven’t already).
about charity: water. charity: water is a non-profit bringing safe, clean drinking water to people in developing nations. Right now, 1.1 Billion people on the planet don’t have access to safe water. This September, their organization is turning two years old, and they’re launching the September birthday initiative to fund wells in Ethiopia.
They’re asking everyone born in September to give up birthday presents and ask their friends and family for donations instead. In one month, they hope to raise $1.5 million and build 333 wells in Ethiopia. This will serve 150,000 people with the most basic need (water), and greatly improve health and quality of life.
It all started last year when charity: water founder Scott Harrison was turning 32. He asked everyone he knew for $32 donations to build a well in Kenya, Africa in lieu of birthday gifts. He then asked everyone born in September to join him. In a remarkable seven weeks, $159,000 was raised and 100% of the money went to build water systems at 3 hospitals and 1 school.