A September Thank You

Posted by Paull Young | Posted in charity: water, Life | Posted on 18-11-2010


I’ve written a lot here about the charity: water September campaign, and also the importance of saying thanks.

Back in September I shared an email I sent to close friends about the campaign, and I wanted to share another email I sent to my mates to thank them for their support.

The September campaign is a resounding success – we have nearly $1 million raised from our targeted campaigns and the lift in fundraising through the campaign has put us in a great position to fulfill our $1.7 million pledge to give access to clean water to all the Bayaka.

This note relates to my personal birthday campaign, and a thank you to those friends and family who helped me and my mates raise over $6,000.

And it’s not too late for you to join in – we’ve got two days left on our campaign and I’d love any extra contributions: http://mycharitywater.org/93rd

G’day G’day,

It’s a pleasure to be able to write this email to say thank you to you for your support of charity: water and the birthday campaign Alex Kallman, Shashi Khemlani and I put together for our September birthdays. We’re sending this email to all who donated or otherwise supported our efforts.

Our campaign closes in 3 days and thanks to your generous donations we CRUSHED our goal of $5,000: http://mycharitywater.org/93rd

To date we’ve raised $6,284 which will allow charity: water to bring clean and safe drinking water to 314 people in Central African Republic. Passing $5,000 (the average cost of a project) also means that we’ll have a water project with our names on it built over the next 12 months and we’ll be able to report back to you with GPS coordinates and photos of the well you helped us fund.

To see a detailed breakdown of where your money will go, check out the attached infographic. And to really understand the impact you have helped us make please visit charitywater.org/september and check out the 3 videos of the ‘live drill’ from the field in early September. My team at charity: water think it’s some of the most compelling content we’ve put together

If you’re a New Yorker, we hope you can attend the charity: ball on December 13 alongside the three of us. It’s a huge annual gala hosted by Adrian Grenier of Entourage. Also in attendance is Jim Hocking, the founder of our partner ICDI in Central African Republic, so you’ll be able to meet the guy you’re helping to fund.

Details and tickets for charity: ball here: http://charitywater.org/charityball

Again, on behalf of Shashi, Alex and I, thank you so much for helping us change the lives of several hundred people this September.


Paull Young

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