Our daughter, Reed, who is a big fan of The Lion King, decided she wanted to have an African-themed birthday dinner for her 7th birthday in January. This theme sparked a family discussion about Africa, and I mentioned to Reed that Africa was a beautiful place, but that there was widespread poverty across the continent. Reed, of course, wanted to know if she could ask her friends and family to donate money for her birthday to assist people in Africa. How could I say no to such a request?
After researching several charities that provide assistance in Africa, we decided that supporting The Water Project would be a great way to provide much-needed aid to the people of Africa, as well as a great way for our friends and family to honor our sweet, thoughtful and kind girl.
Reed would love for everyone to donate just a few dollars in honor of her 7th birthday to The Water Project, which assists in providing clean water to communities in Africa. Please read more about all the ways in which providing clean water assists these communities on www.the waterproject.org.
|01/27/14||Jennifer Willhoite||$46.00||Happy Belated Birthday! You are a gift to the world. Love, Jen, RD, Grace and Zoa|
|01/22/14||Madden Moulthrop||$23.00||We are all so proud of how big and generous your heart is! We love you so much! xox uncle Chris, aunt Vanessa, Madden and Liam|
|01/22/14||Mark Riso||$46.00||What a great way to celebrate your birthday Reed!! Be blessed as you bless others. Happy Birthday!|
|01/21/14||Lisa Friend||$50.50||Happy 7th Birthday Reed!|
|01/21/14||Mark & Jeanette Moulthrop||$60.00|
|01/19/14||Jack And Jane Crowe||$25.00||Happy Birthday, Reed! We are So proud of you!!|
|01/18/14||Anika Stephen||$23.00||Happy birthday to you, Reed! You have the biggest heart, and I'm very proud of how you've decided to celebrate your birthday - by giving to others!|
|01/17/14||T . Stone||$25.00|
|01/16/14||Kelly Raabe and family||$20.00||Happy Birthday sweet girl! We miss you!|
|01/15/14||The baron family||$23.00||Happy 7th bday Reed!|
|01/15/14||Brandy Winfrey||$23.00||Happy Birthday! Reed you are amazing! This is wonderful idea! :-)|
|01/14/14||Elizabeth Raskin||$23.00||Happy birthday Reed!|
|01/14/14||Rhonda Lucadamo||$40.00||Happy Birthday Reed... I miss seeing you each day.|
|01/14/14||Maura Lewis||$10.00||Happy Birthday Reed! Love, Owen and Mariana Lewis|
|01/13/14||Jenny Miller||$20.00||Happy Birthday Reed!|
|01/13/14||Jack Hall||$23.00||Happy Birthday, Reed! I love this idea for your birthday! Happy to support The Water Project!|
|01/12/14||Maya Lewis||$10.00||Happy Birthday Reed!!! We are sure that your kindness is much appreciated!!|
|01/12/14||James Mears||$23.00||This is wonderful Reed! Papa|
|01/12/14||Naya Patel||$25.00||Reed: What a great way to celebrate your birthday. Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us. Happy Birthday, Love Naya|
|01/12/14||Katie Daker||$10.00||Wow, Reed, what an amazing and thoughtful way to celebrate your birthday! Very best wishes and good luck with the project!|
|01/12/14||Gale Frances||$10.00||I may not know you Reed but I am touched that you are so kindhearted and generous. Simba would be very proud of you.|
|01/12/14||Lori Coletta||$25.00||"...be kind to people and animals of all shapes and sizes; be true to what you value most; shine your light on the world; and be the person you were born to be.â|
|01/11/14||Joyce and Sam Moulthrop||$25.00||Happy Birthday Reed! What a wonderful way to celebrate by helping others.|
|01/11/14||Colleen Smith||$23.00||What a fantastic idea! Thank you, Reed for your kind heart and making the world a better place. Happy 7th Birthday!!|
|01/10/14||Max & Mel Hedeen||$10.00||Max and Melina pooled their charity savings for this great project. Thank you, Reed, for setting such a good example. Happy birthday!!|
|01/10/14||Cristina Dumitrescu||$10.00||Wonderful job helping Africa|
|01/10/14||Remaley Family||$23.00||Happy Birthday Reed! This is a wonderful idea!|
|01/10/14||Lorri Judson||$23.00||Thanks you Reed for helping the world in a very important way and Happy 7th birthday!|
|01/10/14||Tina Engberg||$22.50||Happy Birthday Reed!|
|01/10/14||Amanda Moulthrop||$20.00||Happy Birthday, sweet girl! Love, Mom, Dad and Jasper|
|01/10/14||Bennett Stone||$15.00||Happy Birthday, Reed! Thank you for demonstrating that the ability to make a difference isn't reserved only for grown-ups. :)|
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.
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.