Olivia's 7th Birthday Wish - Clean Water

$6,035 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 112 people in 46 months
"Clean water is important because it will help kids grow and learn and stay alive. In my heart I feel that I should help people because they're just like me - they should be able to have the freedom to learn and grow." ~ Olivia, 6 yrs old

Olivia is a kind and sensitive 1st grader in Raleigh, NC. She came home from school recently, after learning about the lack of clean water in some regions, and quietly informed us that, for her birthday, she would like people to help her raise money to drill a well. Rather than recieve gifts for herself, she wants to share the gift of clean water with others! We are very proud of her spirit and passion to help others and put their basic needs above her own desire for new toys/gifts.

After careful research, we are very excited to be partnering with Carol and Brian of Love One Another Project. We are working with them specifically to drill a borehole in the village of Busega, Kampala in Uganda. Families in this community have no access to clean water and instead walk about a mile to fill buckets with stagnant, diseased water - the only thing available to them. This water is used for drinking, cooking, laundry, dishes, livestock, brick making, bathing, and so much more! Boreholes are deeper than wells and, as a result, never run dry. Olivia's birthday wish will ensure that an entire village has access to clean drinking water for generations to come!



This is Pastor Samuel, his wife Sarah, and 2 of their children. They will be overseeing the installation of the borehole in their community!

We invite you to join in making this simple, innocent, and loving birthday wish come true. Any amount you can provide will be greatly appreciated! If you are not in a position to donate, please share this link with your friends and family, via social media, email, etc to help us spread the word. We will surprise Olivia on her birthday (June 30) with our fundraising total reveal!

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to Love One Another Project for the expressed purpose of drilling this borehole in Busega. If you prefer, you can donate directly on Love One Another's website. Please specify that your gift is in honor of Olivia and is to be used toward the Busega borehole. 

To read more about Love One Another Project and their commitment to clean water, please visit the clean water subpage of their website.


Carol & Brian's last borehole project:
 such amazing work!
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We want to express our gratitude to Downtown Knits (Apex, NC) and Los Tres Magueyes (Fuquay-Varina, NC) for their support. Both businesses allowed Olivia to leave a donation jar, getting us closer to our goal! Please help us show appreciation by checking out these great local businesses with a huge heart!
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As we celebrate the holidays, we can't help but take a moment to stop and reflect on the miraculous nature of clean water. We often take for granted how easy it is to turn on the faucet to wash the dishes, do the laundry, or enjoy a refreshing glass. There are so many in this world who do not know this simply pleasure. If you find it in your heart this holiday season to share Olivia's wish or donate toward her goal, we would very much appreciate it. We are getting very close to being fully funded!
From our family to yours: We wish you the warmest Christmas and an amazing 2015.
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45.43% of the way there and tomorrow is the big day!!! It would be so awesome to hit the 50% mark!
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This has been a very busy week for Olivia! On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 she was interviewed by local news WNCN at her school! What an amazing experience! She was immediately posted on their local news page and facebook page and made the 6, 7, 11 and Thursday morning broadcasts! Unfortunately, she became quite ill on Thurs - too much excitement? A trip to the Dr and a shot of antibiotics and she's much, much better!

The next step in our fundraising is a Clean Water Auction. I am working away to organize everything for the June 12th auction - it will feature items from various small businesses that are geared toward newborn photography, babies, and children. Please be sure to check it out - everything will be hosted on my business facebook page: www.facebook.com/toppledturtle

If you want to check out the WNCN write up, here is the link! http://www.wncn.com/story/25631415/raleigh-girls-birthday-wish-clean-water-for-others
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Raised by 112 people in 46 months
Created April 21, 2014
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This world needs kind people like you dear child. God Bless you.

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Amazing girl you've raised!

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