Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.
UPDATE: I'm shocked that my goal has been passed already! I'm absolutely starstruck by everyone's generosity! I thought about upping the goal but thought that would be in rather poor taste, since us reaching the goal is something we should cherish and savor. Having said that, if you haven't donated yet, please don't let this stop you! Again, many heartfelt thanks for this inspiring display of compassion and altruism. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

For my birthday this year, I want to do something different. Just take the money that you would normally use to buy me a drink and donate it to the water project, so those in need can get a drink so many of us take for granted.

Originally inspired by Rachel, you can read about her story here or watch this video. It is well-made and does a good job of capturing Rachel's impact And, if it tickles your fancy, donate in $9 increments. That's what Rachel asked for from her friends. Thank you my dear friend!

Who's Helping?

Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
10/10/13Derek Xie$18.70Thanks everyone for an amazing fundraiser! Rounding out the amazing and closing it out now.
10/03/13Ino Chang$23.00Your altruism inspires me to be an agent of positive social change!
10/02/13Yasmin Mazloomdoost$10.00
10/02/13Zinmar Ma$10.00Happy Birthday Derek! Sorry I currently have negative net worth!
10/02/13Thien Tran$23.00Happy Bday you good guy you.
10/02/13Jennifer Le$10.00
10/02/13Diana Nguyen$115.00Happy Birthday, Derek!!!! <3
10/02/13EUGENE PARK$115.00Happy Birthday Derek!
10/02/13Kin Cheung$23.00"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, remains and is immortal." - Albert Pine
10/02/13Tu Nguyen$100.00Happy Birthday Derek!! I hope it's amazing.
10/02/13Kenny Chung$23.00Happy birthday Derek!
10/02/13Nikita Aghi$23.00I hope it makes a difference :)
10/02/13Harry Zhu$23.00
10/02/13Bianca Diaz$23.00
10/02/13Pat Wirattigowit$23.00
10/02/13Derek Xie$40.00Thank you Diana for buying me dinner tonight! You really shouldn't have haha. Words can not express what is between us. Well, not words that I want to put on here anyway :P
10/02/13Derrick Ong$33.30The "gift" of life is priceless. Keep staying a kindred spirit!
10/02/13Jonathan Hwang$30.00Happy birthday Derek!!
10/02/13Janna McGregor$26.00Happy 26th to Derek. Happy H2O to all.
10/02/13Ronald Lew$120.00HBD from me, Sabrina, & Samantha. Drink Water not Sugar.
10/02/13Gina Park$23.00Happy Birthday Derek!! :)
10/02/13Raine Medeiros$23.00Happy Birthday Derek!
10/01/13Tina Wong$46.00Happy Birthday Derek!!
10/01/13Selina Chang$50.00Happy birthday Derek!
10/01/13Julie Baum$23.00
10/01/13Benjamin Liu$30.00Happy Birthday, Derek!!!
10/01/13Bryan Estrada$54.00hbd dx
10/01/13Hannah Harris$23.00Happiest Birthday Derek!
09/30/13Corey Marshall$46.00Proud to contribute to celebrate Derek Xie - using his birthday for an amazing cause.
09/30/13Derek Xie$10.00Red envelope money from parents. I told them I'm going to donate it and then my mom took it back and came back with a different set. lol Asian parents. I love my parents.
09/30/13Alice Chan$10.00
09/30/13Bianca Curutan$27.00Happy birthday, Derek :)
09/29/13Lily Liang$23.00happy birthday, derek!
09/29/13Katrina James$10.00
09/28/13Jimmy Zhou$23.00Happy Birthday DX~! I'll still get you a drink, because (1) Drunk Derek (1) Person with Clean Water > 1 Drunk Derek. This is genius.
09/28/13Sebastian Ng$23.00
09/28/13Roy Lui$23.00To Derek's miracle, turning wine into water. Happy Birthday!
09/28/13Cindy Lu$23.00Happy Birthday Derek!
09/28/13Paulina Wong$115.00
09/27/13Michael Ngo$50.00BOOM
09/27/13William Tsai$10.00Great stuff Derek! Happy Birthday man
09/27/13Katherine Ngo$23.00Happy Birthday Derek!

Why It Matters

Access to clean, safe water unlocks potential

Did you know nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink?

Together, we can change that. Let's fund a new source of drinking water for those who suffer needlessly without it!

Our gifts will be used to construct or rehabilitate a water project, like a well or sand dam, in Africa. We'll see pictures, GPS coordinates, and updates as they come in from the actual water project we fund so we can celebrate the results along with the community we help.

About The Water Project

The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world who suffer needlessly without.

Working with local partners in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda, we build long lasting water projects that are organized, owned and managed by the communities receiving them.

Together, with our partners we identify, implement, report on and follow up on every project. Then we share the whole story with you to inspire confidence in the work being done and the impact it has.