This campaign closed on Jun 30, 2015 Ashley Christopherson brought clean water to Jaka Degaronya and 1 other project.

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Mission Statement

There are 748 million people in the world living without access to clean water. We can be a part of changing that!

My 21st birthday is almost here. For me, birthdays are mostly about feeling loved and eating cake, which is nearly free! Since I don't need presents and already have too many things, I wanted to do something meaningful for this birthday. Millions of kids around the world don't live to see their fifth birthday because they don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. It breaks my heart - and yours too, I know! The good news is that we can be a part of the solution.

I'm asking for my age in dollars from everyone I know. Every penny of the money raised will directly fund clean water projects in developing countries. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 21 months). That means we'll know the locations and names of the communities we helped, which is SO EXCITING!

UPDATE:
When we hit $1,000 I will give myself an afro and take a picture of it to go on all the social medias.
When we hit $1,500, I'll write a poem for the person who made the donation that got us to that mark and read it dramatically in video format.
When we hit $2,000, I will cover a pop song and post it!
When we hit $2,500 - YOU DECIDE! Within reason, and I will do it.
When we hit $3,000 - our goal.... drumrollllll... I WILL EAT MEAT. Yes, you heard me. I'm a veggie girl, and I hate meat. But I will eat a burger if we make it to $3,000 and provide proof!

Update: 2/13
We hit $3,000 this morning! Proof of burger eating is on the way. Thank you so much to everyone who has given so far!
I'm raising my goal -- AGAIN because I still have two and a half weeks until my birthday.
Let's make an enormous difference!
$5,000!

When we hit $4,000, I will send flowers to the person who got us to that mark!

When/if we hit $5,000, I will make a treat of the donor's choosing and either personally deliver it or mail it!

LET'S DO THIS! And try to get Taylor Swift on board: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u_k2NMqwnA

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Updates and Comments

  • K
    Karl Heiserman
    donated $65
    over 5 years ago
    send the flowers to your grandmother in OK
  • L
    Lori Westling
    donated $50
    over 5 years ago
    You go girl, Ashley!!!
  • T
    Hal, Tara, &Abby Creten
    donated $21.15
    over 5 years ago
    Happy Twenty First Birthday, Ashley!! How courageous and generous you are with your God given gifts! "And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!' Matthew 25:40
  • T
    Tom F
    donated $321
    over 5 years ago
    Happy 21st!
  • R
    Liesel Magnusson
    donated $42
    over 5 years ago
    Happy, happy birthday my wonderful roommate!! It's so cool that you're choosing to dedicate your birthday to such an important cause. You inspire me and so many others. I love you!!
  • P
    PeggY Quirk
    donated $21
    over 5 years ago
    such an awesome idea, Ashley!
  • A
    Anna Franz
    donated $21
    over 5 years ago
    Love you and love what you're doing!
  • J
    Jane Wilger
    donated $100
    over 5 years ago
    You go Girl! I love this, Ashley.
  • W
    wendy richardson
    donated $21
    over 5 years ago
    way to go Ashley!
  • E
    Erin Cronin
    donated $21
    over 5 years ago
    You are an inspiration!

This campaign brought clean water to Jaka Degaronya, Uganda and 1 other project.

Uganda
Drilled Well
325

All donations made to Ashley’s campaign

55

donations

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Omair Sharif$1,021
Kevin Mallon$600
Tom F$321
Jody Kreun$210
jason laughery$210

Updates and Comments

  • K
    Karl Heiserman
    donated $65
    over 5 years ago
    send the flowers to your grandmother in OK
  • L
    Lori Westling
    donated $50
    over 5 years ago
    You go girl, Ashley!!!
  • T
    Hal, Tara, &Abby Creten
    donated $21.15
    over 5 years ago
    Happy Twenty First Birthday, Ashley!! How courageous and generous you are with your God given gifts! "And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!' Matthew 25:40
  • T
    Tom F
    donated $321
    over 5 years ago
    Happy 21st!
  • R
    Liesel Magnusson
    donated $42
    over 5 years ago
    Happy, happy birthday my wonderful roommate!! It's so cool that you're choosing to dedicate your birthday to such an important cause. You inspire me and so many others. I love you!!
  • P
    PeggY Quirk
    donated $21
    over 5 years ago
    such an awesome idea, Ashley!
  • A
    Anna Franz
    donated $21
    over 5 years ago
    Love you and love what you're doing!
  • J
    Jane Wilger
    donated $100
    over 5 years ago
    You go Girl! I love this, Ashley.
  • W
    wendy richardson
    donated $21
    over 5 years ago
    way to go Ashley!
  • E
    Erin Cronin
    donated $21
    over 5 years ago
    You are an inspiration!

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.