This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2016 Rob Petkau brought clean water to Kankaren Kache .

Baldy's Thirst Birthday

Baldy's Thirst Birthday

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Mission Statement

On August 25, I say goodbye to my early 40s, and I'm not super happy about that. So I've decided to postpone Age 45 by donating my upcoming birthday to the most worthy of causes – to provide clean drinking water to the developing world – and you can help.

Water is the most basic of human needs, and it can literally be the difference between life and death. What I find even more compelling, though, is that a reliable supply of clean water can be the beginning of the transition from surviving to thriving.

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

  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $25
    almost 4 years ago
    Happy Birthday, Buddy. Great cause!
  • D
    Dennis and Dayna
    donated $45
    almost 4 years ago
    May we all have a refreshing glass one day!
  • S
    Scott & Laura
    donated $50
    almost 4 years ago
    Happy birthday Rob!
  • M
    Macy 7 Mia Schmaltz
    donated $20
    almost 4 years ago
    Happy Birthday!
  • M
    Merv & Faye
    donated $45
    almost 4 years ago
    Memorable birthday wishes
  • S
    Suz Brown
    donated $25
    almost 4 years ago
    Happy Birthday Rob. Wonderful idea and cause.
  • M
    Marian Petkau
    donated $77
    almost 4 years ago
    Stay thirsty, my son!
  • B
    Brian and Anne
    donated $100
    almost 4 years ago
    Happy Birthday Rob!
  • R
    Karen, Riley & Ian
    donated $145
    almost 4 years ago
    Happy birthday, my beautiful, bald bad-ass man of God! <3
  • C
    Chris & Amanda Siegle
    donated $35
    about 4 years ago
    Great idea, Rob - Happy Birthday!!

This campaign brought clean water to Kankaren Kache , Niger.

Niger
Piped System - Tap Stand
1,100

All donations made to Rob’s campaign

15

donations

SORT BY
Karen, Riley & Ian$145
Brian and Anne$100
Marian Petkau$77
Henry Petkau$60
Scott & Laura$50

Updates and Comments

  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $25
    almost 4 years ago
    Happy Birthday, Buddy. Great cause!
  • D
    Dennis and Dayna
    donated $45
    almost 4 years ago
    May we all have a refreshing glass one day!
  • S
    Scott & Laura
    donated $50
    almost 4 years ago
    Happy birthday Rob!
  • M
    Macy 7 Mia Schmaltz
    donated $20
    almost 4 years ago
    Happy Birthday!
  • M
    Merv & Faye
    donated $45
    almost 4 years ago
    Memorable birthday wishes
  • S
    Suz Brown
    donated $25
    almost 4 years ago
    Happy Birthday Rob. Wonderful idea and cause.
  • M
    Marian Petkau
    donated $77
    almost 4 years ago
    Stay thirsty, my son!
  • B
    Brian and Anne
    donated $100
    almost 4 years ago
    Happy Birthday Rob!
  • R
    Karen, Riley & Ian
    donated $145
    almost 4 years ago
    Happy birthday, my beautiful, bald bad-ass man of God! <3
  • C
    Chris & Amanda Siegle
    donated $35
    about 4 years ago
    Great idea, Rob - Happy Birthday!!

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.