I’m giving up my 8th Birthday on April 12, 2011 to raise money to give people clean water so they can have a better and healthier life.
My goal is to raise $1000 and help 50 people to get clean water for the next 20 years!
Instead of a birthday party or presents, please donate to charity: water and help me reach my goal. Reaching my goal will make my Birthday this year my best Birthday ever!
I like charity: water because they will use your donation to save children like me and their Mom & Dad. They also make sure that 100% of your donation go directly to help people get clean water. They raise money separately to get donation to run the charity. If you donate $20 and they have to pay the credit card company $1, they will raise the $1 separately and make sure that all $20 of your donation go to help people get clean water. After they use your donation to give people clean water, they will give you proof! They will send you pictures, videos and maps to show you where and how your money is being used.
To save charity: water from credit card fees, my Mom & Dad helped me set up a Dwolla account. You can go to http://www.dwolla.com/ to learn more about Dwolla.
Here’s how your donation will be used:
My Mom & Dad asked me what I can do to thank you for your donations. There are 2 things that I like to do – drawing and playing the piano.
My Mom & Dad helped me make this web site so for any amount that you donate, they will help me put your name in the Donors page.
$20 will give 1 person clean water for the next 20 years! If you donate $20, my Mom & Dad will help me put your name in the Donors page and I will send you a nice drawing that I will make and sign. I will pay for the stamp from my own savings.
For every $100 of my goal reached, I will play the piano for Grandmas and Grandpas at the retirement home. If you donate $100, my Mom & Dad will help me put your name in the Donors page, I will send you 5 drawings that I will make and sign, and my Parents will take me to play at a retirement home in Ames, IA or Des Moines, IA that you choose.
Following what charity: water is doing, I will also give you Proof! I will take a picture of the drawings that I make and my Mom & Dad will put it in the Proof page. My Mom & Dad will also help me take a video when I play the piano for Grandmas and Grandpas at the retirement homes and they will help me put it in the Proof page so you can watch them 🙂
Thank you for reading and thank you for helping 🙂
Update – August 21, 2011
Thanks to your generosity, I have reached my goals – to raise $1000, $2000 and $3000 for charity: water!
My campaign is finally closed with $3208 raised from 89 awesome donors!
p.s.: I first learn about charity: water from this video that my Dad showed me. If you want to learn more about charity: water it is a great video for you to watch. It is a long video though so make sure it’s not close to your bed time and please watch it with a grown up!