Skip to content

My 30th Birthday Campaign

19 August 2013

It’s happening.

I’m turning 30.

September 14.

I thought about – talked about – throwing a big, blow-out party, but then I thought we could do better than that.

Screen Shot 2013-08-17 at 10.19.48 PM

(Okay, and I don’t have the time/energy for a big party, and someone told me ’80s-themed parties are a thing these days – which totally killed it for me, and I don’t want to clean my house just so you can all come over and mess it up. There, I said it. The fact remains that we can do better than that.)

So in lieu of dressing up like a character from The Breakfast Club (not that you can’t still do that, I guess … send me a picture if you do), or bringing cupcakes, or Facebooking me a Starbucks gift card –

I want water.

It costs $6000 to fund an entire well that will provide an entire village with clean water.

That’s a huge project though, and more than I don’t want scores of people trying to use our one little restroom for my birthday, I don’t want a buzz-kill for my birthday either. This is the 3-0, after all. I’m fighting buzz-kill as it is. 

Then I thought, “Half of a well?” $3000 is $30 from ________ people. Right.

Still kind of risky, though, and while I’m all about BHAGs … did I mention I’m turning 30? No one needs a disappointing 30th birthday. Or maybe I’m just getting old and afraid of risk and adventure. Someone get me a recliner and turn on Wheel of Fortune, and we’ll call it a day …

Let’s just stick with the 30 thing.

30 gifts of $30 for my 30th birthday will provide 45 people (messed up my “30 thing,” but whatever) safe, clean drinking water for the rest of their lives. That’s pretty cool. That’s a birthday well-spent.

AND the September campaign this year is India.

You guys. I’m in love with India. No joke. Ask Husband – I miss it. I daydream about going back. Sometimes I talk about moving there.

Clean water for India. Happy birthday to me. You can donate here.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Well?! Don't just SIT there! SAY something!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: