Birthdays Change Nothing. Water Changes Everything.

Birthdays Change Nothing. Water Changes Everything.

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Mission Statement

On April 23, I'm turning 38.

At first, I thought wow, I'm getting old.

But then I remembered that I'm the luckiest guy in the world. Millions of people don't live to see their fifth birthdays. And why? Because they don't have access to clean, safe water.

So I'm not too worried of turning 38 anymore. In fact, I'm celebrating my birthday like never before, thanks to my good friends Scott Harrison and Paull Young at charity: water.

I'm asking for $38 or $380 from everyone I know -- and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). That means we'll be able to see the communities we've helped!

My goal is to raise over $5000 by my birthday, April 23. [NEW GOAL: $15K]

Please join me to make this birthday count.

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Updates and Comments

  • K
    Kellen OKeefe
    donated $38
    about 8 years ago
    I had no idea who you really were as a human being prior to sending you a professional email earlier today (wish I read more on emailcharter prior to). Needless to say I have been moved in more ways than one and it has been a pleasure learning more about you. Hope to be able to connect with you sometime in the near future...
  • J
    jesse hertzberg
    donated $38
    over 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday Mike!
  • Kevin Colleran
    donated $380
    over 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday Mike!
  • M
    michael huang
    donated $38
    over 8 years ago
    great cause Michael!
  • J
    Jonathan Turner
    donated $380
    over 8 years ago
    Good for you Michael! Great cause and happy birthday!
  • I
    Ian Black
    donated $38
    over 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday Mike!
  • A
    Adam Archer
    donated $38
    over 8 years ago
    Thats for donating your bday! Great stuff for a great cause.
  • J
    Jeff Berman
    donated $272
    over 8 years ago
    Because we believe in setting and achieving audacious goals. $30k!
  • M
    Musa Tariq
    donated $38
    over 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday ML!
  • J
    Jewel Azania Andrews
    donated $114
    over 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday Mike!!

This campaign brought clean water to Felhi, Ethiopia and 3 other projects.

Ethiopia
Drilled Well
300

All donations made to Michael’s campaign

172

donations

SORT BY
Michael & Kass Lazerow$5,000
jonah Peretti$3,800
Michael Kassan$3,800
nancy zirkin$2,000
Mr. Jeff Ragovin$500

Updates and Comments

  • K
    Kellen OKeefe
    donated $38
    about 8 years ago
    I had no idea who you really were as a human being prior to sending you a professional email earlier today (wish I read more on emailcharter prior to). Needless to say I have been moved in more ways than one and it has been a pleasure learning more about you. Hope to be able to connect with you sometime in the near future...
  • J
    jesse hertzberg
    donated $38
    over 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday Mike!
  • Kevin Colleran
    donated $380
    over 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday Mike!
  • M
    michael huang
    donated $38
    over 8 years ago
    great cause Michael!
  • J
    Jonathan Turner
    donated $380
    over 8 years ago
    Good for you Michael! Great cause and happy birthday!
  • I
    Ian Black
    donated $38
    over 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday Mike!
  • A
    Adam Archer
    donated $38
    over 8 years ago
    Thats for donating your bday! Great stuff for a great cause.
  • J
    Jeff Berman
    donated $272
    over 8 years ago
    Because we believe in setting and achieving audacious goals. $30k!
  • M
    Musa Tariq
    donated $38
    over 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday ML!
  • J
    Jewel Azania Andrews
    donated $114
    over 8 years ago
    Happy Birthday Mike!!

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.