Paul Nixon Birthday Challenge- Fight Poverty

Welcome to Paul's Pay It Forward Birthday Challenge!  This is a platform designed for passionate individuals that want to make their birthday about more than just a number. On a day when all of the attention is normally on them, heroes like Paul use their influence to raise money and awareness for some of the world's most desperate causes. 

Paul has decided to dedicate this campaign to raise money and awareness to Fight Poverty. Explore this page to learn more about the charity that this campaign will help support. After you are done learning, we hope that you will support Paul's passion by making a donation and sharing the campaign on social media!

Paul's messages...

At the age of 45 a miracle occurred in my life which changed the direction of my life in a big way. Not in a financially rewarding way , but a way to inspire peoples hearts. Through an artistic talent I discovered in a effort to do a good deed for a family member, a new world view was presented to me. My website will attest to the broad range of artistic skills in so many mediums it blows my mind. Please note that I never went to art school, in fact as a 15 year old I had an art teacher that thought I was wasting my time pursuing my quest. That hurt me then in a deep way, and proved to me that words can hurt and impede a young mind. I want to use my God given skills to be able in a small way help those in need. In this day and age so many suffer because of politics which is shameful. I believe we are all endowed with special gifts that should be used to help those less fortunate. that is why I write this today.

 

About The Charity

Money raised from this campaign will be used to benefit a charity called Evidence Action. Evidence Action helps fight poverty through two programs; Dispensers for Safe Water and The Deworm the World Initiative. We split all donations 50/50 between these two programs.

Dispensers for Safe Water  is a low-cost intervention that focuses on providing clean and safe water by installing chlorine dispensers near water sources. Once treated with a small amount of chlorine the water is safe for 2-3 days. Nearly 760,000 children under the age of five die from diarrhea each year. The cause of this is often unsafe drinking water, making unsafe water one of the leading causes of childhood mortality worldwide. 

The Deworm the World Initiative helps to break the cycle of poverty by protecting school-aged children from contracting parasitic worms that would normally keep them from getting an education. Many people do not realize that worm infections are responsible for an estimated 200-524 million years of primary schooling. 600 million children at risk of contracting parasitic worms remain untreated. 

For every $100 raised, this campaign will be able to provide and estimated 33 people with clean water for one year and 165 children with the appropriate deworm vaccines to help keep them in school. 

You can learn more about the Fight Poverty program by clicking the "learn more" button below.

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How We Use Your Donation

90% of your donation to this campaign will be used to support Evidence Action. 10% of the donation will be used to help us further our mission and motivate more people to pay it forward through campaigns such as this one.

100% of your donation is tax deductible. 

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