Dave’s Charity Water Fundraiser

Dave’s Charity Water Fundraiser

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$1,995

Raised
of $10,000 goal
  • est. 49 people will get clean water
  • 142 days left to donate
Mission Statement

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, 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.

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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Updates and Comments

  • donated $120
    6 days ago
    Sale of Banjo
  • donated $550
    7 days ago
    Sale of Cannondale M700 - Mountain/Touring Bike. Thank you John!
  • K
    Kathryn Herr
    donated $60
    9 days ago
    What a great idea!
    David responded

    Kathryn,

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful contribution.

  • J
    The Cobb Family
    donated $100
    12 days ago
    Happy Belated Birthday Dave!
    David responded

    COBBS!

    Thank you very much! We are blessed it be in a community with you.

  • N
    Nancy Diessner
    donated $50
    12 days ago
    Saw your beautiful VD single on Row2K and wondered what had happened. It's a good and honorable thing you are doing. Wishing you all the best.
  • H
    Hannah Lacey
    donated $25
    13 days ago
    Happy Birthday!
    David responded

    Hannah,

    This is so very generous. Thank you!

  • donated $100
    13 days ago
    Sale of Damascus drop point knife, handmade handle, and horizontal leather sheath
  • posted an update
    13 days ago

    After what seemed to be a long and meandering career path, I have found myself in my true calling...

    Public Administration.

    I personally feel most at value when I am a part of positive change for our community. I will devote myself to increasing civic engagement/participation in the public sector by cultivating trust. Trust develops when individuals recognize their values are honestly respected and that change can be made possible. Through effective listening, learning, and collaboration I will pursue a culture of serving rather than steering.

    As it stands for a career, I feel confident that I am where I should be and I am “doing the next right thing right thing” each day.

    …why this sense of rosey vision?

    I know devoting myself in support of my Community is self-fulfilling, but I am finding myself reflecting on all that is current and I am asking myself what more can I do to be a positive change agent.

    I would like to say all my actions are selfless, but I know this not to be true. Thirty years from now when a wide-eyed child inquires into my life events I want to confidently say I did more than let everything happen around me.

    I can think of so many reasons/excuses as to why NOW is not right. Let it be time, energy, proximity, current priorities, work, the weather, or flatulence there will always be reasons!; however, I think I have come up with a solution that will work and not require uprooting my family and moving across the world.

    I got too much stuff...

    Honestly, I have so many things that have served me well in the past but have not seen the light of day in quite some time. I have come to the realization that others could make use of my items and the nominal dollar value of these items (net present value) could benefit others significantly more than they would me by sitting in storage. Again, I’d like to say that this is all selfless but I know a decluttering purge will also serve me well.

    So in addition to dedicating my day of birth to this cause, I am going to donate 100% of the revenue earned in the sale of my gently to heavily loved items. Items will vary and be sold through a number of channels and include:

    Touring bike and equipment
    Rowing shell and equipment
    Camping supplies
    26 years of Magic the Gathering trading cards
    Comic book collection
    Star Wars figures
    Guitar
    Banjo
    Books
    Homemade knives
    etc...

    If anyone is interested please reach out and let me know (or better yet, connect with my better half as she is great with the social media). As items are sold, I will indicate what was sold and how it has benefited this cause.

    Clean water should be an available starting point for all. If you have read this far I strongly encourage you to continue and read about the mission of Charity Water above.

  • A
    Alex
    donated $20
    13 days ago
    Happy Birthday Dave!
    David responded

    Alex,

    You are pretty amazing!. Thank you

  • K
    Kristina
    donated $25
    13 days ago
    Wishing you a wonderful birthday & year!
    David responded

    Meats!

    Woot woot!. Thank you so much. You are so very generous.

All donations made to David’s campaign

22

donations

SORT BY
John R$550
Hayl$200
Carole and Wayne Parrish$200
Zac$120
The McDaltons$100

Updates and Comments

  • donated $120
    6 days ago
    Sale of Banjo
  • donated $550
    7 days ago
    Sale of Cannondale M700 - Mountain/Touring Bike. Thank you John!
  • K
    Kathryn Herr
    donated $60
    9 days ago
    What a great idea!
    David responded

    Kathryn,

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful contribution.

  • J
    The Cobb Family
    donated $100
    12 days ago
    Happy Belated Birthday Dave!
    David responded

    COBBS!

    Thank you very much! We are blessed it be in a community with you.

  • N
    Nancy Diessner
    donated $50
    12 days ago
    Saw your beautiful VD single on Row2K and wondered what had happened. It's a good and honorable thing you are doing. Wishing you all the best.
  • H
    Hannah Lacey
    donated $25
    13 days ago
    Happy Birthday!
    David responded

    Hannah,

    This is so very generous. Thank you!

  • donated $100
    13 days ago
    Sale of Damascus drop point knife, handmade handle, and horizontal leather sheath
  • posted an update
    13 days ago

    After what seemed to be a long and meandering career path, I have found myself in my true calling...

    Public Administration.

    I personally feel most at value when I am a part of positive change for our community. I will devote myself to increasing civic engagement/participation in the public sector by cultivating trust. Trust develops when individuals recognize their values are honestly respected and that change can be made possible. Through effective listening, learning, and collaboration I will pursue a culture of serving rather than steering.

    As it stands for a career, I feel confident that I am where I should be and I am “doing the next right thing right thing” each day.

    …why this sense of rosey vision?

    I know devoting myself in support of my Community is self-fulfilling, but I am finding myself reflecting on all that is current and I am asking myself what more can I do to be a positive change agent.

    I would like to say all my actions are selfless, but I know this not to be true. Thirty years from now when a wide-eyed child inquires into my life events I want to confidently say I did more than let everything happen around me.

    I can think of so many reasons/excuses as to why NOW is not right. Let it be time, energy, proximity, current priorities, work, the weather, or flatulence there will always be reasons!; however, I think I have come up with a solution that will work and not require uprooting my family and moving across the world.

    I got too much stuff...

    Honestly, I have so many things that have served me well in the past but have not seen the light of day in quite some time. I have come to the realization that others could make use of my items and the nominal dollar value of these items (net present value) could benefit others significantly more than they would me by sitting in storage. Again, I’d like to say that this is all selfless but I know a decluttering purge will also serve me well.

    So in addition to dedicating my day of birth to this cause, I am going to donate 100% of the revenue earned in the sale of my gently to heavily loved items. Items will vary and be sold through a number of channels and include:

    Touring bike and equipment
    Rowing shell and equipment
    Camping supplies
    26 years of Magic the Gathering trading cards
    Comic book collection
    Star Wars figures
    Guitar
    Banjo
    Books
    Homemade knives
    etc...

    If anyone is interested please reach out and let me know (or better yet, connect with my better half as she is great with the social media). As items are sold, I will indicate what was sold and how it has benefited this cause.

    Clean water should be an available starting point for all. If you have read this far I strongly encourage you to continue and read about the mission of Charity Water above.

  • A
    Alex
    donated $20
    13 days ago
    Happy Birthday Dave!
    David responded

    Alex,

    You are pretty amazing!. Thank you

  • K
    Kristina
    donated $25
    13 days ago
    Wishing you a wonderful birthday & year!
    David responded

    Meats!

    Woot woot!. Thank you so much. You are so very generous.

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.