This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2013 CommonWell . brought clean water to Gra Goytana Gawawo and 1 other project.

CommonWell .

Amy Jo Martin

organized by CommonWell .

Help CommonWell . give the gift of clean water. 100% of every donation raised will fund charity: water's work providing access to clean water projects around the world.





Why CommonWell . is fundraising for clean water

As soon as we realize what enough looks like, we instantly become rich.

Picture living your life without ever using a drop of clean water. Hard to imagine, right? I just returned from a trip to Ethiopia with charity: water and the visible difference between the villages with and without clean water was astounding. At times, it was difficult to absorb what I was witnessing first-hand and I felt numb to the emotion. In my 33 years, I’d never seen anything even close to this. My full experience, photos and recap is here:

The people in the villages that had clean water were visibly healthier, happier and more alive. A 76-year old village elder who had just gotten clean water in his village told us he never felt younger. This was a man who has lived 76 years with unclean water and competed with animals for the same dirty water. He also said the children had much more energy now that they had access to clean water. As if they had a new lease on life.

This problem is solvable, and we can all do our bit to help. So as my 34th birthday approaches (July 5th), I want to celebrate differently and will be hosting a month-long fundraising event which kicks off in Downtown Las Vegas on Sunday June 30th (see below for details), but I don’t want presents or drinks. I want clean water. We've even renamed the venue for the night from Commonwealth to CommonWell!

Check out my personal video message about the campaign here

My target of $10,000 will provide clean water to over 250 people for the rest of their lives. The best part is that 100% of the money we raise will directly fund charity: water projects around the world, and when those projects are complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the impact we made. I can't think of a better birthday gift.

In addition, and for those of you who want to get involved but can't make the party, every time someone around the world uses the #CommonWell hashtag on twitter or instagram an extra dollar will be donated by myself and some of my closest friends that i've dubbed the "Well Diggers".

Regardless of who we are, we all have one thing in common; we have the opportunity do good and do well.

My Birthday Party Campaign Kick-off!
Who: You and all of your lovely friends!
What: Live music, drinks and other shenanigans. For every #CommonWell hashtag used on twitter and Instagram, $1 will be donated to the our CommonWell campaign.
Where: Commonwealth, 525 Fremont St E, Las Vegas
When: Sunday, June 30th, 7pm - 11pm
Cost: Free. We're taking donations at the door and any drinks ordered from the CommonWell drink menu will result in a donation to the CommonWell campaign.

Recent activity + updates
33 comments · 41 donations
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    Mike Peterson Construction, Inc. donated $500 to Amy Jo Martin
    over 10 years ago
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    Melissa Sodetani
    donated $50 to Amy Jo Martin 
    Editedover 8 years ago

    Happy birthday, Amy! What a great way to ring in 34! Love, M & M

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    Michele Rose
    donated $34 to Amy Jo Martin 
    Editedover 8 years ago

    Happy Birthday, Amy! You've inspired me to do this for my birthday!

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    Steve Roberts
    donated $100 to Amy Jo Martin 
    Editedover 8 years ago

    I enjoyed your party, " I'm still singing Happy Birthday Amy"

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    Bridgette Cooper
    donated $10 to Amy Jo Martin 
    Editedover 8 years ago

    Happy Birthday Amy. Proud of you. Hope this helps in some small way.

This campaign brought clean water to Gra Goytana Gawawo, Ethiopia and 1 other project.

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    Mike Peterson Construction, Inc.
CommonWell .’s reported impact to date

CommonWell . has sponsored 1 project in Gra Goytana Gawawo, Ethiopia and partially funded 1 project.

Past campaigns
Amy Jo Martin
Ended Sep 30, 2013
Raised $10,984