This campaign closed on Mar 31, 2012 Matt Mullenweg brought clean water to Sokoura - Near Chief's House and 8 other projects.

Matt is turning 28

Matt is turning 28

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Mission Statement

This year I'm giving my birthday up.

I'm turning 28 years old (ancient!) on January 11th and instead of asking for gifts, I'm asking for $28 or more from everyone I know. It's not going to me, though. All of it is going to build freshwater projects for people in developing countries.

If you're a fan of WordPress or any of the other projects I've been involved in, please consider contributing. If we meet the goal it'll be enough to build several wells!

The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos, and more details about the communities we've impacted.

Matt

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Updates and Comments

  • B
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Matching Gifts Program
    donated $300
    about 8 years ago
    Matching gift on behalf of Jenny Sorenson
  • R
    Rebecca Lammons
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    Great idea Matt. Happy happy birthday (my gift is late, I know, but still)!
  • mary beth phillips
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    happy birthday Matt! congrats on reaching your goal!
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $450
    about 8 years ago
    Happy belated birthday!
  • C
    Carole Gonzalez
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    Absolutely a great idea. What a powerful way to celebrate your life.
  • Gary Walter
    Gary Walter
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    Charity Water & Wordpress Rock - as do Matt, and Blogan
  • B
    Brent Logan
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    Happy birthday!
  • J
    Janetti Chon
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    happy birthday!
  • C
    Chris Hageney
    donated $100
    about 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday Matthew!!! Great idea.
  • L
    Lori McLeese
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    Happy birthday, Matt!

This campaign brought clean water to Sokoura - Near Chief's House, Côte d'Ivoire and 8 other projects.

Côte d'Ivoire
Drilled Well
933

All donations made to Matt’s campaign

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donations

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Anonymous$10,000
Go Daddy$5,060
Anonymous$2,800
Anonymous$1,000
Anonymous$450

Updates and Comments

  • B
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Matching Gifts Program
    donated $300
    about 8 years ago
    Matching gift on behalf of Jenny Sorenson
  • R
    Rebecca Lammons
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    Great idea Matt. Happy happy birthday (my gift is late, I know, but still)!
  • mary beth phillips
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    happy birthday Matt! congrats on reaching your goal!
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $450
    about 8 years ago
    Happy belated birthday!
  • C
    Carole Gonzalez
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    Absolutely a great idea. What a powerful way to celebrate your life.
  • Gary Walter
    Gary Walter
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    Charity Water & Wordpress Rock - as do Matt, and Blogan
  • B
    Brent Logan
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    Happy birthday!
  • J
    Janetti Chon
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    happy birthday!
  • C
    Chris Hageney
    donated $100
    about 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday Matthew!!! Great idea.
  • L
    Lori McLeese
    donated $28
    about 8 years ago
    Happy birthday, Matt!

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.