Phil Michaels Birthday

$5,526 of $1,896 goal

Raised by 195 people in 57 months
In 2014, I was inspired to provide two family mentors, my Aunt Lorrie and Uncle Joe, with the gift of giving. For their christmas present, I donated six soccer balls, in their name, to individual children in various developing nations through UNICEF.

My aunt, uncle, and I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity and here's how YOU will now benefit from this.

The fulfillment I experienced developed an urge for me to share these easy-to-find resources with children around the world. As time passed, I was provoked by a particular thought from my journeys in Haiti, Nigeria, Chile, and Hong Kong. While traveling, I was fortunate enough to witness children whose needs and wishes are much greater than my own.

In addition to my time traveling, I was lucky enough to take part in the opportunity to help educate individual children about the world of business, finance, entrepreneurship, and more.  With this humbling experience, came also the harsh realization of all the simple gifts we may take for granted on a daily basis.  Gifts such as the soccer balls we provided to the individual children mentioned above.  Here began the inspirational fire I have used to create an insurmountable experience for YOU on my birthday this year; and for all of my birthdays to come.

On March 19th, I no longer want my birthday to be about me anymore. Instead, I would like to make it about you by providing children-in-need with gifts and magic moments that will change their lives on your behalf.

What do you say?  What are the chances of you joining along in celebrating my birthday this year by giving small gifts to children all around the world.  These are the ones who may need gifts more than you or me.  Donate by selecting one of the reward level gifts listed.

Uncle Joe and Aunt Lorrie

Soccer Ball Gift

Soccer Ball Gift (0:41)

School-in-a-Box Gift (1:02)

- 1 in 3 child deaths are linked to malnutrition.

- 5 in 6 children in poor countries never attend pre-school.

- Today 18,000 children will die of things we can prevent.

- Diarrhea kills 1 child every 45 seconds.

- Today, nearly 2,000 children will die because of dirty water.


Know EXACTLY what you provide.  What do I mean? Instead of donating money, you are selecting a SPECIFIC and TANGIBLE item such as a soccer ball, a bicycle, a notebook, a water pump, a tent, food, and more... for these children so you get to choose exactly what you want from one of over 20 different reward levels to give as a gift!

This experience of giving will be enjoyable, simple, and gratifying.  Select one of the 23 different REWARD LEVEL gifts of your choice!

To provide at least one of every gift listed!

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Congrats! We've already raised over $5,000!!! How fast can we get to $7,500
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We are almost to $5,000! Great work everyone!
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It's that time of year again!

Will you join me in celebrating my birthday by donating a $7 soccer ball ⚽️ (or other) to children-in-need thru UNICEF?

Choose what item you want to donate here:
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UPDATE: WOW!!! -- A corporate sponsor has just agreed to match any donations made from now until 11:59pm tonight!!!

We have raised over $2,800 so far!

[The Attitude of Gratitude: The quality of your life is based on the amount of time you spend in gratitude] - Deepak Chopra

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$5,526 of $1,896 goal

Raised by 195 people in 57 months
Created March 11, 2014
School Desks
2 Desks for children struggling to learn while sitting on the ground. Donating a desk to a classroom in rural Malawi allows students to rise off the floor.
1 Super Versatile Bicycle can transport teachers, health workers, vaccines, nutritional supplies and more. Plus, it's energy efficient and cost-effective.
Winter Survival
A Winter Survival Pack - 10 blankets, 1,000 packets of micronutrient powder and 1,000 water purification tabs to help children survive the winter.
First Aid Kit
Contains a remarkable amount of practical equipment for treating cuts, minor burns & infections. With this kit, anyone can help, regardless of health training.
1 Tent. Under its protection, children uprooted by emergency or crisis can eat a nutritious meal, receive urgent health care, go to school or sleep safely.
Fleece Blankets
9 Fleece Blankets may sound like simple items, but this fleece can be the difference between survival & suffering when shelter is scarce & the temp drops.
Family Shelter
These tarpaulins transform into makeshift shelters that can keep children and families safe during a traumatic time. This gift provides one Family Shelter.
Story Books
3 local-language books sent to a school for children without a library or even a radio. Storybooks provide desperately needed imagination, education & curiosity
Live and Learn
50 vaccines and 1 school-in-a-box kit for 40 students. The ultimate bundle to help children live and learn creating an oasis of learning for children in trauma.
Super Hero Pack
100 vaccines, 1 vaccine carrier, 10 mosquito nets for vulnerable children, protecting them from debilitating & preventable diseases: Measles, Tetanus and Polio.
1 Kit enables 1 teacher and 40 students to carry on classes for 3 months. Even in disasters, UNICEF can get temporary classes up and running in 72 hours.
Gives 50 kids, age 10-17, art innovation activities facilitated by trainers. 45 items: colored pencils, markers, paper, scissors, inspiration or emotion cards.
1 SUV speeds up all polio campaigns, mobile health clinic, mosquito net distribution to move people & supplies safely, quickly & efficiently. 20 shares buys SUV
De-Worm Tablets
700 Tablets stop miserable infections in their tracks. Deworming makes a dramatic difference, stopping disease and improving health in vulnerable children.
Electrolyte Kit
500 Rehydration Packets reverse the deadly loss of essential fluids. Dehydration and acute diarrhea can take a childs life within hours.
Mosquito Nets
15 Mosquito Nets to protect children and families from malaria.
Water Pump
One Pump provides clean, safe, affordable drinking water for a whole community. Its a great gift for females, who often walk long, grueling miles to water.
HIV Test Kit
100 HIV-positive mothers can give their children a chance to live HIV-free and themselves get the treatment they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives.
1,700 packs to enrich the diet of 4 children for 7.5 months. This small but mighty gift helps prevent anemia, blindness & brain damage with vitamins & minerals.
Malaria Drugs
454 tablets of Anti-Malarial Drugs to children in malaria-prone communities.
Food Therapy
5 Days Worth of Food for 15 Children. Lifesaving nourishment for children suffering from acute malnutrition can mean the difference between life and death.
Therapy Milk
90 packets of Therapeutic Milk to emergency feeding centers, refugee camps, and hospitals where UNICEF is saving children from famine and acute malnutrition.
School Bags
These UNICEF school bags give children a sense of pride and help them keep their school supplies sorted. This gift provides 4 School Bags.
Backpack Kit
40 exercise books, 80 pencils, and 40 slates for children to practice writing and math. As simple as they are pencils and books are effective tools for learning
Vaccine Carrier
1 Vaccine Carrying Case. This special vessel ensures every precious drop of vaccine is fully potent when it reaches a child in need.
Tetanus Vaccine
400 doses to protect mothers and babies from tetanus. It afflicts mothers and newborns when women give birth in unsanitary conditions.
Baby Delivery
Kit provides trained health worker to deliver 50 babies. Maintaining sterile environment, performing resuscitation, and ensuring normal delivery of babies.
Early Childhood
Carefully selected items for 50 children up to six years of age to develop skills for thinking, speaking, storytelling, feeling and interacting with others.
Water Kit
20 water containers (holds 10 liters each) and 500 water purifying tablets to prevent the outbreak of water-borne illnesses for 10 families.
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