Daily Dose Pick: Born in September

Each September, charity: water asks people to request donations as birthday gifts, helping to build wells in impoverished countries.

For 2009, the organization’s Born in September campaign syncs with the launch of mycharity: water, a site that lets you create your own campaign page to raise money for the group’s humanitarian efforts. If it’s your birthday, get people to donate your age in dollars; if not, engage in any fundraising effort of your choice. Either way, you’ll see actual evidence of the difference you’re making via photos and GPS data.

Learn more about the September campaign, explore the work the charity is doing, become a fan on Facebook, and sign up to start raising funds at mycharity: water.