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California Drought Inspires Fundraising for The Water Project

Monday, October 19th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

Yarleena is 7 years old and lives in Orange County, California with her parents. Inspired by her story, The Water Project asked if she would answer some questions about her successful fundraising campaign. Yarleena raised more than $500 which helped a community in Uganda.


Diesel’s Piggy Bank

Monday, October 5th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

Chris and Amber Larkins, from Tennessee, share their story about how they became involved in The Water Project and the inspiration they found in their 3 year old son, Diesel.  This story was told to us by Chris. ——— 6 months ago, the Holy Spirit starting putting it on my heart to look into people […]


Theatre for the World

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015by Lisa McAllister

This post comes to us from Brian Schultz, creator of Theatre for the World.   There are many people who have inspired me over the years, but if you are looking for someone famous who led me on the path to give back it is the late, great Harry Chapin.  I loved his music, and […]


Fox Valley Church Walk for Water

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015by Lisa McAllister

Fox Valley Church of Christ in Wisconsin has been fundraising for The Water Project for years and has helped fund 3 water projects! They host a Walk for Water which is always a huge success! “We fundraise because we believe that all life is precious. No one can have life without water.We fund raise because […]


She Did What for Water?

Thursday, November 21st, 2013by Peter

Stacey’s dream; to raise enough money to help The Water Project build a well to provide clean, safe water to a community in Africa. She’s committed to seeing it happen. Really committed… like… shave her head committed. Stacey’s put all her hair on the line on the floor.  She promised to chop off her “blonde […]


Well by Well – We Can Do That

Monday, June 3rd, 2013by julia

We all know how much our military men and women give in service to our country, but LT Jared N. Smith, Command Chaplain in the Naval Air Facility El Centro, also encourages his congregation to give generously to important causes like The Water Project. The Navy must donate the congregation’s weekly collection to non- profit […]


Overture: An Evening at Classen HS Wish Week

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013by Peter

Last Monday, around 8pm I walked into a small coffee shop in Oklahoma City. Most nights “The Bean and Leaf” is a sleepy restaurant tucked between a liquor store and a closed down burger joint, but that night it was positively humming with activity. The place was packed from wall to wall for Classen High […]


From Brownie Points to Well Wishes — Rylie’s Story

Monday, January 14th, 2013by julia

Have you ever felt like you can’t possibly make a difference? Oftentimes we feel powerless to make any lasting impact in the world we live in, but 4th grader Rylie refused to believe that.  She educated others and brought people together with the common goal of raising money to build a well.  Rylie proves that together […]


Can you Walk on Water?

Friday, November 9th, 2012by tcrick

We can’t help but smile when we see these amazing women from Delta Sigma Theta! Over 100 people participated at the Harford County Alumnae Chapter’s (DST-HCAC) annual Walk On Water 5K this past July, and the pictures tell the story. They know how to have fun while raising money for clean water! Delta Sigma Theta […]


My Heart Will Not Sit Down

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012by tcrick

What are you reading this summer? A great spy novel perhaps? A mystery that has you on the edge of your seat, reading long into the night when you should be sleeping? Here at The Water Project we have a reading list.  We challenge each other with concepts from the books we read.  Books on […]