This campaign closed on Jun 3, 2010 erica hanna brought clean water to May Bunba 1 and 3 other projects.

erica's 29th b.day

erica's 29th b.day

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$11,111

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Mission Statement

All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. And to be honest, I hardly even remember what I got last year.

So this year, I'm giving my birthday up. (it's 5/20 but u get 3 months per campaign, so i'm getting a head start to raise more funds)

I'm turning 29 years old, and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $29 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater wells for people in developing nations.

To get to my goal, I need to raise over $50 a day. I'm not looking for handouts...although, gifts are nice :-) In exchange for a $50 donation, I'm offering you a new avatar photo (like the one above). I'll do a session with you, and together we can pick out a photo for me to "jazz up" in exchange for your donation.

Don't forget: A billion people in the world are living without clean water - but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 45,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

Please join me.

please note: Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to direct water projects costs, and each donation is "proved" and tracked to the village it helped when projects are complete.

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Updates and Comments

  • erica hanna
    donated $31
    about 10 years ago
    Making it a lucky $11,111 :-) Because dear friends, ALL of you are #1 in my book. Thank U <3
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $20
    about 10 years ago
    Way to go, E! -Kevin Wideman
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $29
    about 10 years ago
    Congrats-from Carry Clancy
  • J
    Jon Berry
    donated $29
    about 10 years ago
    ya cant puke rainbows without water!
  • M
    marcus johnson
    donated $50
    about 10 years ago
    Finally get to help. :D
  • C
    Carly Danek
    donated $29
    about 10 years ago
    Congrats, Erica!
  • E
    Erin Anzalone
    donated $50
    about 10 years ago
    An amazing feat Erica - so proud of you!!!
  • J
    J Wynia
    donated $99
    about 10 years ago
    winning bid on chankfonts' painting.
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $50
    about 10 years ago
    Happy Birthday Erica!
  • L
    Laura Platner
    donated $29
    about 10 years ago
    Erica - Sorry this is so late. Here's a belated birthday present to you and an early one to myself. My birthday is next week and I thought this would be a great way to celebrate it. Thank you for being such a wonderful person!

This campaign brought clean water to May Bunba 1, Ethiopia and 3 other projects.

Ethiopia
Hand-Dug Well
450

All donations made to erica hanna’s campaign

202

donations

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Don Shelby$290
Michael Anschel$290
Anonymous$200
Sarri Truscinski$200
Amybeth Hale$200

Updates and Comments

  • erica hanna
    donated $31
    about 10 years ago
    Making it a lucky $11,111 :-) Because dear friends, ALL of you are #1 in my book. Thank U <3
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $20
    about 10 years ago
    Way to go, E! -Kevin Wideman
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $29
    about 10 years ago
    Congrats-from Carry Clancy
  • J
    Jon Berry
    donated $29
    about 10 years ago
    ya cant puke rainbows without water!
  • M
    marcus johnson
    donated $50
    about 10 years ago
    Finally get to help. :D
  • C
    Carly Danek
    donated $29
    about 10 years ago
    Congrats, Erica!
  • E
    Erin Anzalone
    donated $50
    about 10 years ago
    An amazing feat Erica - so proud of you!!!
  • J
    J Wynia
    donated $99
    about 10 years ago
    winning bid on chankfonts' painting.
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $50
    about 10 years ago
    Happy Birthday Erica!
  • L
    Laura Platner
    donated $29
    about 10 years ago
    Erica - Sorry this is so late. Here's a belated birthday present to you and an early one to myself. My birthday is next week and I thought this would be a great way to celebrate it. Thank you for being such a wonderful person!

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.