This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2017 Helen Thorgalsen brought clean water to Bolacha.

Helen's 60th Birthday!

Helen's 60th Birthday!

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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!

For my 60th birthday this year, I'm asking for donations to charity: water. I've chosen this nonprofit because I believe in their mission: charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
Most of us have never really been thirsty. We’ve never had to leave our houses and walk five miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean and refreshing. Yet there are 663 million people on the planet who don’t have clean water.
Women and children are responsible for fetching the water which prevents them from being educated and working to improve the local economy. Not only does clean water in their community allow them time for work and go to school but it also means improved health and a better way of life.
Charity : water has private donors that support the operating costs so 100% of the donations goes to fund the water projects.
This is an opportunity to make a difference for the lives of the people today, tomorrow and generations to come.
A donation of $30 will provide water for 1 person, I'm asking for a donation of $60 to help me celebrate my 60th birthday. Of course every little bit counts so please feel free to donate any amount you are able to help make a difference.

For every donation of $60 or more I will crochet a snowflake and send it to you as my way of saying thanks!

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Updates and Comments

  • Helen ThorgalsenSpring
    posted an update
    almost 3 years ago

    Thank you for all your thoughtful and generous donations. It's been a wonderful birthday month and with all the donations we are able to help 100 people have access to clean water. That means time to go to school, time to work and greater health. What a beautiful gift for each person. Thank you for celebrating my 60th Birthday with me, it's an honor having you all in my life. Hugs ~ Helen

  • T
    Teri Cardinelli
    donated $60
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy birthday
  • B
    Brad & Nancy Switzer
    donated $120
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy Birthday Helen! What a fabulous way to celebrate your birthday (month).
  • S
    Sherry Turner
    donated $60
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy we got to celebrate with you.
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $60
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy Birthday Helen!
  • S
    Sue Mansfield
    donated $60
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy 60th Helen! This is great another great way to serve❤️
  • C
    Connie Alexander
    donated $60
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy 60th Helen !!!
  • Helen ThorgalsenSpring
    donated $281
    almost 3 years ago
    Thank you for the cash donations from Caroline, George, Judy, Sonny and the donations that were made from the selling of Caroline Rhea's hand painted ornaments.
  • E
    Erling Thorgalsen
    donated $100
    almost 3 years ago
    Love the way you are celebrating your milestone.
  • L
    Lindsey Gucciardo
    donated $100
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy birthday, mum! I love that you are dedicating your birthday to those less fortunate. Such a special day! Xo

This campaign brought clean water to Bolacha, Mozambique.

Mozambique
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All donations made to Helen’s campaign

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donations

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Connie Alexander$300
Helen Thorgalsen$281
Bonnie$200
Brad & Nancy Switzer$120
John and Anne Raffaeli$120

Updates and Comments

  • Helen ThorgalsenSpring
    posted an update
    almost 3 years ago

    Thank you for all your thoughtful and generous donations. It's been a wonderful birthday month and with all the donations we are able to help 100 people have access to clean water. That means time to go to school, time to work and greater health. What a beautiful gift for each person. Thank you for celebrating my 60th Birthday with me, it's an honor having you all in my life. Hugs ~ Helen

  • T
    Teri Cardinelli
    donated $60
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy birthday
  • B
    Brad & Nancy Switzer
    donated $120
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy Birthday Helen! What a fabulous way to celebrate your birthday (month).
  • S
    Sherry Turner
    donated $60
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy we got to celebrate with you.
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $60
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy Birthday Helen!
  • S
    Sue Mansfield
    donated $60
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy 60th Helen! This is great another great way to serve❤️
  • C
    Connie Alexander
    donated $60
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy 60th Helen !!!
  • Helen ThorgalsenSpring
    donated $281
    almost 3 years ago
    Thank you for the cash donations from Caroline, George, Judy, Sonny and the donations that were made from the selling of Caroline Rhea's hand painted ornaments.
  • E
    Erling Thorgalsen
    donated $100
    almost 3 years ago
    Love the way you are celebrating your milestone.
  • L
    Lindsey Gucciardo
    donated $100
    almost 3 years ago
    Happy birthday, mum! I love that you are dedicating your birthday to those less fortunate. Such a special day! Xo

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.