One of American Express’s recent videos in their Passion Project campaign features the story of how Scott Harrison started charity:water. Living the life of a nightclub promoter, Scott was unhappy and felt like he needed to do something more. After learning about the need for clean water around the world, Harrison decided he wanted to help. On his thirty first birthday, he called in all of his favors and asked all of his friends to come to his birthday party and make a donation. With that and a promise to show his friends where all the money went, charity:water was born.