Monday, August 8, 2011

Rachel's Wish!

I read this story last week, and it has really stuck with me. I know it has been all over the media, but I wanted to post the link here for it. This little girl, Rachel Beckwith from Seattle had a request for her 9th birthday. She didn't want gifts, only money donated to the organization Charity Water. This non-profit organization helps people in developing nations have access to clean water. Her goal was to raise $300.00 by her birthday in June. Unfortunately, she was $80.00 short. Sadly, in July Rachel was in a car accident that took her life. Since her death donations to her site have been pouring in, and as of tonight her site has raised $826,621.

Click here to read Rachel's story.

Click here to donate.


  1. What a great story. I hadn't heard about it. I just came back from Seattle yesterday. The community is very protective of the environment there. I love it. Thanks for sharing and passing on the links. ...j

  2. so sad. I had not heard of this. Thank you for sharing with us readers. Danielle.