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Daddy & Macy OttawaSplashPads.ca
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $10,000.00

My daughter, Macy, is eight years old.

We live in Ottawa, Canada.

When it’s hot, we don’t think twice about drinking water from the tap. In fact, we have so much clean water in our community that during the summer, we can afford to play in splashpads across the city.

Macy goes to school in a classroom where the sound of a rain storm beating down on the roof doesn’t drown out the sound of her teacher. On a sunny day, her classroom doesn’t have a thin metal roof which absorbs heat to become an oven. She is learning to read and write and is excited to go to school.

When my daughter is sick, we can go to the local pharmacy and buy over the counter medicine like acetaminophen or Ibuprofen to drop her fever. If it’s something more serious, we can go to our doctor or even a hospital, if necessary.

I am confident that my daughter will have opportunities, privileges and support to chase her dreams.

But, in a world with over 7 billion people, not everyone is as lucky. Not everyone has access to clean water, education, and health care. Not everyone feels secure knowing where their next meal is coming from.

Mondana, Ecuador

In August, 2015, I had the opportunity to visit Mondana, a small village in the Amazon. It was a life changing experience.

I think a really powerful moment for me was meeting Jessica and working beside her to improve the local school. We mixed concrete, shovelled it into wheelbarrows, and used it to rebuild a crumbling wall.

We had a great time learning from each other. I was speaking in basic Spanish, she was speaking in basic English, and we discovered we both have a little girl.

Jessica lives in Mondana. Her daughter will be going to school here. It got me thinking about how my daughter’s life would be different if she was born in Mondana, instead of Ottawa.

Right now, Macy and I are fundraising $10,000 to donate to the village of Mondana, Ecuador to help provide clean water. 

Help us help others

Please consider making a monthly donation and help us provide clean water to Mondana. 

Event Date
Jun 20, 2012 9:45 AM
Location Name
Fundraise for Free The Children

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Love, Daddy left a message
Aug 20, 2018 2:21 PM
That's fantastic Macy! Way to go!
Love, Macy left a message
Aug 20, 2018 2:15 PM
I just donated $50 for Ecuador
Macy left a message
Mar 17, 2018 10:51 AM
Thanks I
Daddy left a message
Jan 28, 2018 10:58 AM
Yay Macy! Love you!
Macy left a message
Jan 28, 2018 10:57 AM
l just donated $10 from my allowance.
Daddy left a message
Dec 26, 2017 7:24 AM
Merry Christmas Macy! Keep up the great work!
Macy and Daddy left a message
Dec 26, 2017 7:20 AM
Merry Christmas Obachan
Macy and Daddy left a message
Dec 26, 2017 7:16 AM
Merry Christmas Ojichan
Mike left a message
Nov 15, 2017 10:28 PM
Dear Alice, Thank you so much for supporting my daughter. Macy is asleep right now, but she’s will be thrilled to find out that her words inspired action from grown ups. Thank you for empowering a 7 year old girl here in Ottawa, and helping to provide clean water to a community of kids by the Amazon river in Ecuador.
Alice Tupling left a message
Nov 15, 2017 9:58 PM
As a long time friend of Yukie and as a supporter of global improvement I am glad to be able to make a small donation to your very worthy project. Cheers
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