26 February 2011

An 8th Birthday Wish

T-bird regular and 7-year-old Ella Salerno got in touch with us through her mother and told us a little about her 8th birthday wish. Instead of getting gifts for her birthday, she is hoping people can help donate so that other kids can have clean water. Read on:

"This fall Ella became really interested in the global water crisis after learning that nearly a billion people don't have access to clean water and that kids her age can't go to school because they have to walk miles to get water that isn't even clean. We did some research and found charity: water, a great organization that uses 100% of donations to fund water projects. When Ella learned that she could have a birthday campaign and give up her gifts to fundraise for charity: water, she decided to ask people for $8 for her 8th birthday: [DONATE HERE!]

Her goal is to raise $5000 which would build one well and bring water to 250 people for 20 years. In the last four weeks she has raised more than $1900. She has 55 days remaining in her campaign and several fundraising events planned including a skate party, bake sale, & craft fair. We are confident that with the support of our community Ella will reach her goal. Would you consider supporting Ella in her efforts?

charity: water is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and any donation made to Ella's webpage on the charity:water site is tax deductible."

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