Thanks for an incredible year at charity: water.
Before we move forward and set our eyes on the next year, we want to pause and celebrate. You’ve helped us accomplish so much, so we wanted to stop for a moment and say thanks.
In 2010 we…
Our online fundraising site, mycharity: water, broke through $5 million raised. More than 5,000 of you gave up birthdays, ran, swam, biked, baked and walked, all for clean water. See some of our favorite campaigns here >
We responded to the earthquake in Haiti by launching Unshaken, a campaign to fund large-scale water projects in Haiti’s countryside. Unshaken raised more than $1 million, all to help people in Haiti get safe drinking water.
We started working in Nepal, funding water filtration systems for urban schools. This is the 17th country to be added to the charity: water map.
More people gave up their birthdays to help charity: water this year than any other. Will and Jada Smith joined us, asking their fans to fundraise alongside them.
We partnered with The Macallan, who sent their oldest bottle of whisky on a tour around the world to raise $604,000 total for water projects. The decanter of 64-year-old whisky broke auction records at Sotheby’s when it sold for $460,000.
We ventured into the jungle of Central African Republic to share the story of the Bayaka people for this year’s September Campaign. We drilled the first well of the campaign live, and by year’s end, reached our goal of raising $1.7 million –- enough to give every Bayaka clean water.
We revamped this blog to share all the stories that surround charity: water, from our fundraisers to our staff to the people we help in the field.
No, it’s not what you think. We sold out the charity: ball gala six days in advance (a first for charity: water) and raised more than $1 million in a night.
Helped 660,000 more people get clean and safe drinking water.
This year with your help, we raised another $10 million to provide clean water for people in developing countries. We continue to raise all money to support our staff and operations separately, so 100% of public donations can go directly to the field.
In four years, we’ve funded 3,811 water projects in 17 countries around the world. This means 1.7 million people will have a chance to drink clean water. 1,742,331 to be exact.