This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2016 Rachel Beckwith brought clean water to Muapissaca and 1 other project.

Rachel Beckwith

5 Years Later

organized by Rachel Beckwith

Help Rachel 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 Rachel Beckwith is fundraising for clean water

Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!

When my 8 year old daughter Rachel heard about this injustice 5 years ago, it struck a chord inside her. She couldn't believe that there were people, even children her own age, who didn't have access to something as basic as clean drinking water. Something she never had to think twice about. If she was thirsty, her needs could be met right away.

But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

Starting a fundraising campaign for her 9th birthday to help charity: water build these types of projects around the world, was a natural decision for her. Unfortunately she wasn't able to see the incredible impact she made.

This past June would have been her 14th birthday. In the last 5 years, she has raised over $1.4 million dollars and served over 37,000 people all over the globe. I can think of no better way to keep her legacy alive than to continue raising money for a cause that inspired her so genuinely.

Please donate to her campaign -- anything you can give is a huge help.

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

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54 comments · 102 donations
  • donated $50 to 5 Years Later 
    almost 8 years ago

    On behalf of my FB friends, a small gift for Rachel.

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    Gary Nagasawa
    donated $32 to 5 Years Later 
    almost 8 years ago

    Still very much in awe of the goodness in Rachel, her family and people's hearts

  • A
    donated $30 to 5 Years Later 
    almost 8 years ago

    I felt Rachel's vibrant energy this morning.

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    Henry Lu
    donated $100 to 5 Years Later 
    almost 8 years ago

    In honor of Rachel on the occasion of Quinton's 2nd birthday

  • Paul Scanlan donated $11 to 5 Years Later
    almost 8 years ago

This campaign brought clean water to Muapissaca, Mozambique and 1 other project.

Drilled Well
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Past campaigns
5 Years Later
Ended Sep 30, 2016
Raised $5,750.16
Rachel turns 13
Ended Sep 30, 2015
Raised $1,633.50
Sienna's 5th Birthday
Ended Dec 31, 2014
Raised $4,645.51
Samantha's 34th!
Ended Mar 31, 2014
Raised $2,652.90
Rachel's Christmas for Cambodia
Ended Dec 31, 2013
Raised $2,357.50
Sienna's 4!!!
Ended Nov 21, 2013
Raised $5,744.40
Rachel's Wish for Water
Ended Jun 30, 2013
Raised $22,363.04
Rachel's Christmas for Ethiopia
Ended Dec 31, 2012
Raised $4,093
Rachel for Rwanda
Ended Nov 13, 2012
Raised $10,903.33
Rachel's Birthday Wish for Sienna
Ended Oct 1, 2012
Raised $32,705.96
Rachel's continued wish
Ended Jun 30, 2012
Raised $9,856.44
Samantha's Wish
Ended Feb 29, 2012
Raised $11,304
Rachel's Wish
Ended Dec 30, 2011
Raised $49,740.74
Rachel's 9th Birthday Wish
Ended Sep 30, 2011
Raised $1,265,823.90