Giving Up My Birthday For Water

By birthday is coming up (on the last day of April) and every year since I turned 25 I’ve dreaded my it. Maybe because I thought most of my goals would’ve been met by now, or maybe because I’m not ready to turn a year older. I’m definitely not ready to turn 29 and I’ve been thinking of what to do to celebrate. I follow one of my favorite nonprofit organizations, charity: water, on Facebook and ran across their birthday campaign, The Birthday Project, and thought what a perfect way to celebrate another year of life. For this 29th year of my life I will be donating money for those who have a poor chance of reaching my age.

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From their site:

  • charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
  • 800 million people on the planet drink water that’s likely to make them sick.
  • 90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are in children under five years old.

Clean water is something we may all take for granted and I never really knew that so many people around the world don’t have access to clean water. So for my 29th birthday I’ve pledge to donate $500 to this organization so that more kids can live to see 29+ years. But I can’t do this alone and I need everyone’s help! 100% of the money we donate will directly fund water projects.

I ask for a donation of my age in money (29) or whatever you would like to donate. Anything means everything!

Click here to donate and thank you for making this birthday extra special!

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