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10 Year Old Nate R. Raises $14k for Wells!

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!

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Who will? We will! (and they did…)

OctoberfeAst 2009

OctoberfeAst 2009

“Come to OktoberfeAst!  Drink, give, rejoice, and help us build a well!”

That’s how the invite read when a non-profit group in California decided to step-up and do something they’d never done before for people they’ve never met.

Over 150 people, 65 pounds of Bratwurst, and one polka band were just the beginning of a great day of giving this past November.  Together they raised $5,300 for clean water!

Now…in just a few months, well drillers will begin constructing the first of two wells that Who Will We Will and friends funded in Sudan. Thanks for all your…ahem…hard work. 😉

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Notre Dame Students “Totter for Water”

totter 3 adults also!In order to fundraise for the Global Water Initiative, Howard Hall at the University of Notre Dame decided to host a 24 hour teeter totter marathon. Totter for Water stationed a teeter totter right on South Quad and had people see-saw for 24 hours straight!

The hall’s female residents, nicknamed the “ducks”, hosted a kickoff party where dorm mascots from all over campus came to ride the totter. Food and music always add up to a good time.

People walking by were encouraged to both donate to the cause and relive their childhood memories by riding the teeter totter. Over 270 people rode the totter. From on-site and online donations we raised a total of $2,331.03. That translates as 233 people who now have access to clean water for 10 years. Well, you know what they say, ducks love water!!

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Performers for Progress Builds 3 Wells

IMG_0535_2This past October, Performers for Progress set out to raise enough money to build two wells in India.  They ended up raising enough for three!

Just a few weeks after performing and asking their audiences to get behind this important work, the first two of their three wells was constructed in India.  You can see the new wells at Sirumayangudi & Mettupatti in India.

So far over 1,600 people have access to clean, safe water because of the efforts of a few committed students.  The communities in India are very grateful…and so are we!

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