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This campaign closed on Jun 14, 2011 Brendan Lee brought clean water to Smtro.

brendan : birthday : charity : water

brendan : birthday : charity : water

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$5,185

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of $5,000 goal
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Mission Statement

**UPDATE**
$5,000 reached 4 June 2011! Thanks everyone for making this possible :)

Every birthday, I have dinners, I have drinks, I get gifts. It's nice to celebrate. But so many people can only dream of having birthdays like mine.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 25, and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $25 or more from everyone I know. It's not for me though. This year I'm donating my birthday to build freshwater wells for communities that need it.

A billion people in the world today are living without clean water. 45,000 people will die from contaminated water this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families.

$5,000 is what it costs to drill a freshwater well, one that will provide clean and safe drinking water to an entire community for more than 20 years. My birthday wish this year is to raise $5,000 to fully fund one of these projects. If we are successful, I hope to visit this community in 12 months to see first hand the difference you have made and the lives you have changed.

Please join me. Donate $25. Then, tell a friend and help me spread the word.

I turn 25 on May 7. Help me make my birthday count for something this year.

Thanks so much for your support.

Brendan

Note:
-Donations are in USD.
-Charity: water's admin costs are fully funded by corporate donors. 100% of your donation goes directly to water projects.

CONTACT ME AT: brendanjohnlee@live.com

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Updates and Comments

  • N
    Nicholas Wong
    donated $25
    almost 9 years ago
    Good luck. From Nik & Cat
  • T
    Tanim Haider
    donated $25
    almost 9 years ago
    Happy Birthday bro =p
  • M
    Mathew Yee
    donated $100
    almost 9 years ago
    Watch out for the African mozzies - they're HUGE!!
  • S
    Sean Willins
    donated $25
    almost 9 years ago
    Here ya go!
  • L
    Lily Young
    donated $25
    almost 9 years ago
    Happy Belated Birthday Brendan!!
  • J
    Joyce Roque
    donated $50
    almost 9 years ago
    Happy Birthday! Sorry its late :s
  • M
    Michael Choy
    donated $25
    almost 9 years ago
    I LOVE YOU BRO !!
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $30
    about 9 years ago
    Donations from Ziheng Zou, Fong Luen
  • A
    Amelia Wong
    donated $25
    about 9 years ago
    awesome stuff brendan, just spent 2 months in ghana and discovered how precious water is. happy birthday xox
  • P
    Pratha Shanthakumar
    donated $25
    about 9 years ago
    Best of luck. Happy to know my money is going to a good cause :)

This campaign brought clean water to Smtro, Ethiopia.

Ethiopia
Drilled Well
1,000

All donations made to Brendan’s campaign

154

donations

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Brendan Lee$250
Jason Huang$250
Lai Fong Lee$250
Jordan Kightley$100
roseanne liang$100

Updates and Comments

  • N
    Nicholas Wong
    donated $25
    almost 9 years ago
    Good luck. From Nik & Cat
  • T
    Tanim Haider
    donated $25
    almost 9 years ago
    Happy Birthday bro =p
  • M
    Mathew Yee
    donated $100
    almost 9 years ago
    Watch out for the African mozzies - they're HUGE!!
  • S
    Sean Willins
    donated $25
    almost 9 years ago
    Here ya go!
  • L
    Lily Young
    donated $25
    almost 9 years ago
    Happy Belated Birthday Brendan!!
  • J
    Joyce Roque
    donated $50
    almost 9 years ago
    Happy Birthday! Sorry its late :s
  • M
    Michael Choy
    donated $25
    almost 9 years ago
    I LOVE YOU BRO !!
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $30
    about 9 years ago
    Donations from Ziheng Zou, Fong Luen
  • A
    Amelia Wong
    donated $25
    about 9 years ago
    awesome stuff brendan, just spent 2 months in ghana and discovered how precious water is. happy birthday xox
  • P
    Pratha Shanthakumar
    donated $25
    about 9 years ago
    Best of luck. Happy to know my money is going to a good cause :)

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.