This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2018 Maya Kirschner brought clean water to Beleko.

Maya Kirschner

Maya’s Water Walk

organized by Maya Kirschner

Help Maya the campa 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 Maya Kirschner is fundraising for clean water

My name is Maya Kirschner. Next week, I will celebrate my Bat Mitzvah at Beth Am Israel. For my mitzvah project, I have been studying Water Justice and have been trying to help in the efforts to bring clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

I would like to invite you to learn a bit about it and encourage you to get involved in my campaign.

I have never experienced real thirst. My water isn’t gross and it doesn’t make me or my family or people in my community sick. But 663 million people -nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide--live without clean water. Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. 43% of those deaths are children under five years old.

The majority of people with dirty and unsafe water live in isolated areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water.3 4 In many places, girls my age and even younger don’t get to go to school because they must walk for hours a day to fetch water for their families.

I discovered that access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.2 Clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids. It gives communities more time to grow food, earn an income, and go to school -- all of which fight poverty.

For my Bat Mitzvah project, I am raising funds for Charity Water, a non-profit organization that brings clean drinking water to people in developing countries. Charity Water supports systems like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters, which help provide clean water to communities around the world.
I placed a 5 gallon “Jerry Can” filled with water in the lobby. It weighs 40 pounds. If you’re at Beth Am, please pick it up and imagine hauling it for miles like some 11 year old girls have to do.

Also, please consider donating to my “Water Walk” campaign -- anything you can give is a huge help.

100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects. When they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.

Let’s fix this problem together, drop by drop.

You can support the campaign by clicking here.

Thank you,
-Maya Kirschner

Recent activity + updates
22 comments · 30 donations
  • Maya KirschnerSpring
    posted an update to Maya’s Water Walk 
    over 5 years ago

    Actually, I ran 2 campaigns and have 2 checks to mail in. We raised close to $1800 and over 50 people will get clean water. You are amazing!

    By the way, Charity water makes it really easy to run a campaign. If you have a special event, like a birthday or an anniversary. Consider running a campaign and asking people to donate in honor of your special event.

    But if you do nothing further, that's okay. 50 people have benefited from your generosity!

  • Maya KirschnerSpring
    posted an update to Maya’s Water Walk 
    over 5 years ago

    I would like to thank you so much for your contribution to my Water Walk Campaign. When I started preparing for this part of my Bat Mitzvah, I had no idea that it would be possible to make a difference like this. This was a really important effort and thanks to your help, my campaign raised $1208. I am so grateful that you joined me in helping to bring clean water to over 40 people. We are building a better world, drop by drop!

    Maya Kirschner

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    Audrey Fingerhood
    donated $36 to Maya’s Water Walk 
    over 5 years ago

    Maya. Thank you for asking us to help with this important effort.

  • S
    Shirlee Peretz
    donated $36 to Maya’s Water Walk 
    over 5 years ago

    Mazel Tov!!!

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    Nina Schafer
    donated $36 to Maya’s Water Walk 
    over 5 years ago

    This is such an important project. Thank you for bringing it to our attention & encouraging us to support it.

This campaign brought clean water to Beleko, Mali.

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Maya’s reported impact to date

Maya has partially funded 2 projects.

Past campaigns
Donna 50th Birthday Well Wishes
Ended Feb 15, 2023
Raised $395
Maya’s Water Walk
Ended Dec 31, 2018
Raised $1,208
Maya's Water Walk
Ended Sep 30, 2018
Raised $435