We received a note just a few days ago and were simply blown away by the efforts of an amazing young man named Nate. This past January, Nate raised over $14,000 by organizing a basketball shoot-out at his school. Amazing!
We’re so inspired when people like Nate hear about the need of clean water, and without any help simply step up, get involved and pull off an amazing fundraiser.
Now, we’ll be doing our part by sending 100% of the money Nate raised to the field, to build wells for schools in Kenya and Sudan, so students just like Nate can do some amazing things themselves!
Here’s the note we received…
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My son, Nate is 10 years old and just completed a successful fundraising effort for The Water Project, Inc. by organizing a basketball shootout for his entire school. He was inspired to do this by watching the American Idol Giveback show in 2008. I don’t know if it was your specific organization that was featured, but there was a whole story on building wells in Africa for those that don’t have access to clean water.
Interestingly, he approached his principal at his school; St. Paul’s Lutheran in Boca Raton, Florida and explained that he wanted help in organizing a fundraiser to raise money for this cause. He set up this meeting on his own, and then told us about it.
Long story short, with the help of his school, Nate organized a fundraiser that took place on January 15th of this year and has raised approximately $14,000.
Below are two links to the fundraising story from our local papers. We are obviously very proud of Nate.