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Murrietta Valley HS on The Road to Change

Students at Murrietta Valley High School get on the “Road to Change”

I would like to say a special thanks to Mrs. Saylor and her senior class at Murrieta Valley High School for a very generous donation to the Road to Change project. This is a great group of young people who are making a very positive difference in the lives of those who are not be able to help themselves. Below is an e-mail I had received from Peter Chasse with The Water Project, who had received it directly from one of their students

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A Drop of Water, An Ocean of Hope

UPDATE 9/21/2009 – See the wells being funded:  Ikobero School Well & Busyubi School Well

Students from Mayo High School, led by the International Relations Association absolutely stunned our team with their incredible fundraiser this past month!

We were thrilled to see the dedication and passion of these students in their work, both through the video they made and of course the more than 2 wells they funded!

Time and time again, we read letters from schools, just like Mayo High School, that set a goal and beat it…big time.  That’s because the story of water is easy to grasp.  When people understand the issues and that even one high school can dramatically impact an entire community (or two!) it’s easy to get behind it with support!

Way to go Mayo!!

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YOUth Missions Steps Up and Helps Big Time

YOUth Missions, Hackensack, NJ

YOUth Missions, Hackensack, NJ

We are the YOUth Missions group of the Second Reformed Church, Hackensack, N.J. We are made up of youth ranging in ages 11 to 18. Most of our work involves outreach to our community homeless but each spring we take on a new project. This year our members began learning about the world water crisis. We watched informational videos, researched causes and solutions on the web, and passed on what we learned to members of our church congregation.


That’s A Lot of Change

A.G. Bell School in Chicago, IL raises nearly $2,000 in change!   Yes…the jingly kind!!

Check out the letter we just received…

My name is Samantha D., I am writing from Alexander Graham Bell School on the north side of Chicago. One of our school initiatives this year was to promote green initiatives in our curricula and our community-based efforts. As such we re­searched like-minded organizations and were particularly inspired by your efforts.

While it may be easy to impress upon adults the issues of the world, children are often unsure of what they can do to help. In an effort to inspire them and show how they can make a difference, we held a “penny war” competition at our school.

Each grade competed against each other by filling their jug with pennies. They then “at­tacked” other grades with silver coins and dollars to negate their penny earnings. The battle was fierce, and we are proud of the camaraderie that surfaced. After five days of “battle” (and a LOT of coin counting) we raised over $1900. We would like to give you this money to support your cause of helping people the world over have better access to clean water.