By now, you've likely heard the story of 9-year-old Rachel Beckwith, who decided to forego birthday gifts, asking friends and family to donate money to charity:water. Read more about her story here.
As an update, her fundraising page shows that she's raised more than $850,000 at this point. This money will be used for clean water projects that will change the lives of thousands of people, even saving the lives of some. And her story has showcased the water crisis and the need for people to give generously to better the lives of others. It's inspiring to remember how one seemingly small decision made in love can have a long-lasting and life-changing impact.