$22,145 Raised
100% of $19,000
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 651 people will receive water thanks to...
Offline Donations$70.28
Alisha Rylander$90.66
Linda Schweikhofer$145.00
Jennifer Schlieben$140.25
Derek Ladgenski$136.00
Jennifer Bierly$68.00
Kristin Nichols$70.28
Ellen Nabeti$51.75
Cathrina Peters$51.75
Jennifer Huard$500.00
Megan Lowrie$35.29
Steven Street$10.00
Reagan Irving$20.88
Adrienne Fors$70.28
Lindsey Biggam$68.00
Erica Cutts$34.00
Triste Wyckoff-Heintz$50.00
Katie Hillemeyer$5.00
Laura McKinney $5.00
Donald McKenzie$50.00
The Schaefers Family$70.28
Richard Fanella$35.29
Virginia Kotarba$50.00
Virginia Kotarba$50.00
Zunaira Kashif$140.25
Margaret Fahner$34.00
Teresa Craft$70.28
Angela Fanella$54.33
Nanelle McClowry$68.00
Sonia Bhagwakar$68.00
Zunaira Malik$34.00
Eileen Kennedy$136.00
Jennifer Malec$70.28
Michele Fenske$70.28
Lori Niforatos$231.83
Megan Lowrie$136.00
Karly Sinise$31.17
Grandparents Bosick$140.00
Jessica Klotz-Sadler$34.00
Vasiq & Humyra Khan$51.75
Susan Nichols$72.33
Nicole Potoshnick$38.89
Carrie Brondyke$41.46
Jami Dougherty$104.23
Christina O'Brien$200.00
Carla Olsen$100.00
Corinna Weckerle$136.00
Nadia Aslam$35.29
Farhat Sharif$100.00
Yumna & Afiya Mohsin$26.03
Salma Sayeed$51.75
Rachel Kayser$70.00
Jaime Lewandowski$103.20
Hillary Lane$140.25
Angela Fanella$154.65
Shannon Lamar$70.28
Kathy and Phil McMillan and Deb and Mark McMillan$70.28
Lincoln Staff Donations$392.35
Juliette Caldwell$34.00
Elizabeth Callaway$35.29
Tracy Blazevich$35.29
Lisa & Ted Estes$50.00
Josh Elkins$20.00
Brigid Taylor$68.00
Brook Fates$70.28
Water bottle sales$206.02
Wristband Sales$500.18
5th Grade Class Collection$666.73
4th Grade Class Collection$1351.01
3rd Grade Class Collection$1697.08
2nd Grade Class Collection$1147.28
1st Grade Class Collection$433.14
K PM Class Collection$365.00
K AM Class Collection$207.55
Amy Finn$50.00
Jane Pech$68.00
Terri Garwood$34.00
Sean Walz$34.00
Wendy Knippel$51.75
Jerry And Marietta Miller$41.46
Christy Johnson$34.00
Clare Walsh Beck$216.39
Bernard Ong$34.00
Bernard Ong$34.00
Sarah Kraus$41.46
Bradley Bjerning$50.00
Eugene Bjerning$25.00
Blake & Christine S$77.50
Rebecca And Jeremy Miller$51.75
Pam And Tom Reh$51.75
Paula And Jim Nedwick$51.75
Jen Hambell$35.29
Marilyn Wandolowski$35.29
Michele Neuendorf$31.17
Connie Pecover$70.28
Abraham Lincoln Elementary$20.88
Amy Barudin$40.00
Kristen Shibayama$35.29
Sundee Swinford$35.29
Corey Smith$26.03
Marilyn Finn$50.00
Bo Johnson$70.28
Colleen Schaefers$70.28
Linda Skweres$50.00
Jane Schmalfeld $35.29
Heather & Pat McCauley$70.28
Louis Liay$70.28
Judith Bryan$35.29
Kristen Hackman$26.03
Colleen Hindman$20.00
Beth Peluse$70.28
Katherine Nash$70.28
Marnie Navarro$70.28
Diane Ullman$68.00
Carrie Brondyke$70.28
Caitlin Ramos$70.28
Valerie Beuker$70.28
Jacquelyn Casazza$140.25
Hilda Shallo$68.00
Rachel Stoughton$35.29
Liza Sury$140.25
Christina Buttimer$26.03
Suzanne Busjahn$35.29
Jessica Buttimer$140.25
Katie Hillemeyer$136.00
Heather Luttenton$50.00
Heather Luttenton$50.00
Julie Spina$70.28
Katy McBride Hodges$68.00
Linda Schweikhofer$103.20

We want to make a difference!

We recognize the water crisis impacts so many people. We want to help others have clean water. We see that so many have so little and this makes us want to help them. People in Africa are suffering due to this and we knew we couldn't just sit in school and watch them suffer. We knew we had to help.

We hope to make a difference for people in Africa and we will not give up until we have succeeded. It makes us so sad to watch these people suffer. It hurts us how we have all this clean water and how they have none and the water they do have is filled with disease which causes diarrhea and death. We really hope we can help and you can help us make a difference.

Thank You,

Students of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Glen Ellyn, IL USA

The Act of Kindness Student Leadership Team: Lily, Ella, Noah, Sophia, Tess, Charles, Angela, Mia, Sophia, Ezra, Caitlin, Mathew, Lo, Kamyra, Joure'n, Leah, Andrew, and Mrs. Schweikhofer


Donated $100.00 on 06/13/19
Wishing Linda a happy retirement from PTA
Donated $20.00 on 06/12/19
Proud of my grandchildren! xo, Grandma Audree
Alisha Rylander
Donated $90.66 on 06/12/19
So proud of our Lincoln Leopards! Mrs Everett's Room Parents
Donated $52.00 on 06/10/19
Kindness Wrist Band Sales
Donated $219.39 on 06/10/19
Additional Read-A-Thon Donations
Donated $638.63 on 06/05/19
McTeacher Night Fund Raiser
Donated $304.88 on 06/05/19
Cookie and Wristband Sales at McTeacher Night
Donated $575.16 on 06/05/19
1st Grade Wants and Needs Bake Sale Donation
Donated $376.40 on 06/05/19
Act of Kindness Wristband Sales
Donated $348.00 on 06/05/19
Walk for Water Experience - Water and wristband sales
Donated $551.00 on 06/05/19
Talent Night - Water and Snack Sales
Linda Schweikhofer
Donated $145.00 on 06/05/19
Abraham Lincoln Staff-Make My Day Mondays
Donated $2821.43 on 06/05/19
Act of Kindness Read-A-Thon - cash donations
Jennifer Bierly
Donated $68.00 on 06/04/19
Great job to everyone at Lincoln! On behalf of Zach and Libby Bierly.
Cathrina Peters
Donated $51.75 on 06/04/19
Great job reading, Nate!
Richard Fanella
Donated $35.29 on 06/04/19
On behalf of Andrew Fanella
Jennifer Malec
Donated $70.28 on 05/30/19
So Proud of you Leah Fenske!!
Lori Niforatos
Donated $231.83 on 05/30/19
Readathon success for Mia, Dominic & Lexi Niforatos
Megan Lowrie
Donated $136.00 on 05/29/19
Emily so proud of your efforts to raise money for clean water.
Vasiq & Humyra Khan
Donated $51.75 on 05/28/19
We're so proud of all the Lincoln students for taking part in such a great cause!
Susan Nichols
Donated $72.33 on 05/28/19
Good job Henry!
Jami Dougherty
Donated $104.23 on 05/27/19
Love this project!
Donated $20.88 on 05/24/19
Great job, Lincoln!
Donated $72.33 on 05/24/19
What a wonderful way to teach the children kindness and empathy and gratefulness. Thank you for this project!!!
Nadia Aslam
Donated $35.29 on 05/24/19
Very proud of the Lincoln kids. What an amazing project! Thank you Mrs. S for inspiring our children to make a difference in the world.
Donated $100.00 on 05/24/19
Donated on behalf of Asiya Aslam. I am proud of you for helping those in need. Love, Nani
Farhat Sharif
Donated $100.00 on 05/24/19
Good job, Asiya!
Yumna & Afiya Mohsin
Donated $26.03 on 05/24/19
So pround of Asiya Aslam taking a stand for sich a great cause!
Salma Sayeed
Donated $51.75 on 05/23/19
Great job Asiya! Chachu and Chachi are very proud of you for raising money for this great cause.
Rachel Kayser
Donated $70.00 on 05/23/19
Great Job Benjamin & Daniel from Rachel & David Kayser and Marcey & Ken Siegel
Jaime Lewandowski
Donated $103.20 on 05/23/19
Way to go, Owen and Kate! Hooray for clean water!
Angela Fanella
Donated $154.65 on 05/23/19
Read-a-thon success!
Shannon Lamar
Donated $70.28 on 05/23/19
Great Job at the read-a-thon, Dominic and Anabelle!
Kathy And Phil Mcmillan And Deb And Mark Mcmillan
Donated $70.28 on 05/23/19
Such a great cause!
Tracy Blazevich
Donated $35.29 on 05/22/19
So kind!
Lisa & Ted Estes
Donated $50.00 on 05/22/19
Impressive effort by the the Lincoln students. Thank you for making a positive impact.
Jane Pech
Donated $68.00 on 05/21/19
Great job everyone!
Wendy Knippel
Donated $51.75 on 05/21/19
Way to go Travis and Jackson!
Jerry And Marietta Miller
Donated $41.46 on 05/20/19
from Elle and Shiloh's Grandpa and Nana
Clare Walsh Beck
Donated $216.39 on 05/20/19
Hurley Beck
Donated $34.00 on 05/20/19
Thank you for doing this...Oma and Opa Johnson (Micah)
Bernard Ong
Donated $34.00 on 05/20/19
Vincent Ong
Bernard Ong
Donated $34.00 on 05/20/19
Brendan Ong
Bradley Bjerning
Donated $50.00 on 05/20/19
Keep up the good work Travis and Jackson! Love Mom and Dad
Eugene Bjerning
Donated $25.00 on 05/20/19
Keep on reading Jackson and Travis. Love, Papa
Blake & Christine S
Donated $77.50 on 05/20/19
Love you X-man! From dad & mom, grandpa & grandmaS, grandpa & grandma H, & the roleys!
Rebecca And Jeremy Miller
Donated $51.75 on 05/20/19
What an awesome act of kindness Lincoln! From, Elle and Shiloh's Mom and Dad
Pam And Tom Reh
Donated $51.75 on 05/20/19
Keep Reading Elle and Shiloh! Grammy
Paula And Jim Nedwick
Donated $51.75 on 05/20/19
Love Elle and Shiloh's Gaga and Papa
Jen Hambell
Donated $35.29 on 05/20/19
Supporting Ben & Julia's read-a-thon and a better future for these children!
Donated $40.00 on 05/20/19
Good reading Benjamin and Daniel!
Michele Neuendorf
Donated $31.17 on 05/20/19
For Cameron Murphy from Uncle Tim & Aunt Michele. Proud of you for reading for such a good cause.
Amy Barudin
Donated $40.00 on 05/20/19
Isla has become impassioned by this project! Thank you to all of you teachers for bringing this issue to light for our kids.
Sundee Swinford
Donated $35.29 on 05/20/19
For Dylan and Skylar Swinford
Louis Liay
Donated $70.28 on 05/11/19
A good cause
Kristen Hackman
Donated $26.03 on 05/11/19
Happy Birthday Will! What a kind, generous, caring kid you are! Such a big heart! Were so glad youre Owens friend and that we get to know you!
Colleen Hindman
Donated $20.00 on 05/11/19
Happy Birthday Will C.! Love, Maisy
Katherine Nash
Donated $70.28 on 05/09/19
On behalf of the Buttimer family and wonderful students raising awareness & needed funds.and
Marnie Navarro
Donated $70.28 on 05/09/19
In honor of the Brondyke sisters
Carrie Brondyke
Donated $70.28 on 05/08/19
Lucy & Paige are fired up about this project!
Jacquelyn Casazza
Donated $140.25 on 05/08/19
Will has told us all about the Water Project! We are inspired my the Lincoln students care and concern for others in our world!
Rachel Stoughton
Donated $35.29 on 05/08/19
Donating in honor of Will Casazza! We are so proud of you for choosing this charity in lou of birthday gifts
Liza Sury
Donated $140.25 on 05/08/19
Thank you, Mrs. Schweikhofer, for your dedication to Lincoln and your determination to help Leopards "do something big!"
Jessica Buttimer
Donated $140.25 on 05/07/19
I'm so proud of the passion Lincoln students have for making a difference in the world. Kindness is contagious! Every family deserves clean water.
Heather Luttenton
Donated $50.00 on 04/26/19
Quinn Luttenton
Heather Luttenton
Donated $50.00 on 04/26/19
Charlie Luttenton
Linda Schweikhofer
Donated $103.20 on 04/12/19
I am proud of every single student atAbraham Lincoln School. The "POWER OF KINDNESS" lives inside all of you.

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Dirty water impacts health, education, women, and income. Providing a reliable and safe water source allows communities to thrive.

The Water Project provides access to safe and reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa. Together, our support can end the water crisis and restore hope, one community at a time.

The coolest part? We'll all get to see our impact! Every gift is directly linked to a specific water project and community. We'll receive updates including photos and stories, maps and more!

Lives change when communities gain access to clean water. Let's experience it together. Make a donation to my fundraising campaign today!