This campaign closed on Mar 31, 2014 Rachel Beckwith brought clean water to Hewani.

Rachel Beckwith

Samantha's 34th!

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

Every day, 5,000 kids under the age of 5 die from water-related illnesses. Let's help change that!

My birthday is almost here. I'm not usually excited about getting older, but this year I'm really thankful to have lived another happy, healthy year. Most of you know my daughter Rachel gave up her 9th birthday a few years ago and we saw what a huge impact it has made. Well, now it's my turn. I'm continuing to follow in Rachel's footsteps by asking everyone I know to donate whatever they can to my campaign for clean drinking water.

I've been so blessed in my life and have seen how amazing it is when you put others needs first. I've met people and read hundreds of stories of how one person's decision to give, rather then receive, inspired them to do the same.

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. We can help change that.

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 18 months). That means we'll know the locations and names of the communities we helped.

I hope that I can make Rachel proud by making at least a little dent in this world, like she did. Help me reach my goal. Please donate to my birthday campaign!

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This campaign brought clean water to Hewani, Kenya.

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