This campaign closed on Feb 29, 2012 Rachel Beckwith brought clean water to Fiankon and 5 other projects.

Rachel Beckwith

Samantha's Wish

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

Most of you know my daughter Rachel gave up her 9th birthday this year and saw what a huge impact it made. Well, now it's my turn. On January 15th, I'm turning 32 and following in Rachel's footsteps by asking everyone I know to donate whatever they can to my campaign for clean drinking water. Ever little bit counts.

In this holiday season and for my birthday, all I want is to continue Rachel's legacy of giving. 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.

I hope that I can make Rachel proud by making at least a little dent in this world, like she did. I want to make a difference... so I will!

-Samantha Paul

Recent activity + updates
76 comments · 98 donations
  • K
    Kerry Washburn donated $9 to Samantha's Wish
    over 12 years ago
  • donated $32 to Samantha's Wish 
    Editedover 8 years ago

    I'm glad to help your wish come true.

  • E
    Elena Nyman
    donated $32 to Samantha's Wish 
    Editedover 8 years ago

    I also turned 32 this past January. Happy belated birthday. I will forever be in awe of the power of one simple wish. Blessings!

  • A
    Aaron Matrone
    donated $100 to Samantha's Wish 
    Editedover 8 years ago

    You are an excellent mother to have raised such an amazing daughter. My condolences on your loss.

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    Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
    donated $3,302 to Samantha's Wish 
    Editedover 8 years ago

    On behalf of the Microsoft Minute to Give It event and the following Microsoft employees: Abraham Pachikara,
    Albert Springall,
    Allison Watson,
    Alysa Taylor,
    Alyssa Boyd,
    Amy Husmann,
    Andrea Rubin,
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    Valerie Draper,
    Vanessa Wirth,
    Wilson Conn and
    Yong-Joo Hsiung.

This campaign brought clean water to Fiankon, Côte d'Ivoire and 5 other projects.

Côte d'Ivoire
Drilled Well (Rehabilitated)
Top Donors

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    Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
  • 2
    Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
  • 3
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    Steve English
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