This campaign closed on Mar 31, 2015 Jesse Carey brought clean water to Baramandougou 1 and 7 other projects.

Jesse Carey

RELEVANT Podcast Nickelback Challenge

organized by Jesse Carey

Help Jesse 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 Jesse Carey is fundraising for clean water

From Feb. 16-22 one man will listen to nothing but Nickelback 24/7. Do your part, and donate now.

About the Challenge:

For one week (Feb. 16-22), I’m going to listen to nothing but the entire Nickelback catalogue on a loop in an effort to raise $10,000* to build a well.

Please considering giving and making this dream a reality**.

You can learn more by listening to this episode of the RELEVANT Podcast:

Thank you to everyone who donated, shared and supported this thing! Because of your generosity, we exceeded our goal by a huge margin, and the Nickelback Challenge was a massive success. THANK YOU!!!! The Challenge is officially over, but the campaign page will be open to receive donations for a few more weeks.

Also, here's some more encouraging news: Though the doctors say that a speedy recovery for me is very unlikely after such an enormous exposure to Nickelback, they believe that I may one day fully regain all of the mental and physical capacities lost during the 168 hours of pure Nickelback, even if it takes years.

Obviously, as soon as the international press got wind of this unbelievable display of fortitude, they took notice. If there was ever a human interest story that could unite media outlets from all sides of idealogical spectrum, IT IS THIS. Thanks, international media, for spreading the word!

Entertainment Tonight:



Daily Mail:



Huffington Post:

Edmonton Sun :



The white-hot passion for this endeavor continues to rage like an unstoppable fire. With three days until the beginning of the Nickelback Challenge, we have already surpassed the $10,000 mark. I’m blown away by everyone’s generosity! Because of these donations, the project will fully fund a well.

HOWEVER, it is critical that donations continue to pour in for the work of charity:water to raise my spirits as I explore the limits of mental fragility by subjecting my mind and soul to a weeklong Nickelback onslaught.

THANK YOU to everyone who has given and supported my dream to plum the depths of the human psyche as I embark on mankind’s greatest quest: In the battle between the music of Nickelback and the human spirit, who will emerge victorious?

In other words, there’s a lot at stake here.



It appears I’ve grossly misjudged people’s enthusiasm to see what 168 consecutive hours of Nickelback will do to a human being. In just two days, we’ve almost hit our initial goal of $5,000. That is totally insane and totally awesome! Everyone who has donated is my personal hero.

I’ve also got some new details, and found out to fully a fund a single well, we should aim for raising $10K. Either way, the campaign has already been a huge success thanks to everyone’s generosity! No matter how much we raise, 100% of funds will go to clean water projects in the field, and we will all receive GPS coordinates, photos and information about the communities impacted.

That said, I’m going to bump the overall to goal $10,000 and hopefully, we’ll easily exceed that. Thanks to everyone who has given so far and keeping this crazy dream of subjecting myself to a week of musical madness alive.

Feb. 16-22 will be a week history will never forget.



Question: Why 24/7 of Nickelback?
Answer: Because it is the ultimate test of human endurance. I’m willing to put my personal health at risk for the challenge. Obviously, exposure to such a large quantity of Nickelback is very dangerous.

Question: Jesse, have you consulted a doctor?
Answer: Yes, several in fact. They have all said that such an endeavor could result in irreversible damage to my ears, brain, kidneys and soul.

Question: Is listening to this much Nickelback even legal?
Answer: To my understanding, most jurisdictions frown on listening to more than 4 Nickelback songs back-to-back. I have retained several lawyers in case some hot-shot prosecutor decides to press charges.


Here are the Nickelback Challenge Three Keys to Victory

1) Frequent Stretching
2) Hydration
3) Psychotic Breakdown Avoidance


From Charity: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!

But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, 1,400 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. 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.

I started this fundraising campaign to help charity: water build these types of projects around the world, and I'm looking for anyone who can help me.

Please donate to my 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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This campaign brought clean water to Baramandougou 1, Mali and 7 other projects.

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Jesse’s reported impact to date

Jesse has sponsored 5 projects in Baramandougou 1, Mali, Kong 3, Mali, Fio 1, Mali, Darey Dan Mahaman , Niger, and Nazama Oubandawaki , Niger and partially funded 5 projects.

Past campaigns
Trapped in the Cage
Ended Sep 30, 2016
Raised $30,953.74
RELEVANT Podcast Nickelback Challenge
Ended Mar 31, 2015
Raised $36,390.90