Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.
Dear Friends and Family, First of all, my bar mitzvah project is to raise money and awareness about water scarcity. helped me start this activity. The money you help me raise will go towards building wells and getting water to Africa. 

I chose this project because of an educational activity I participated in at school. In my enrichment module, Model United Nations (UN), my partner and I were assigned a country to represent and a topic to discuss. The topic was water scarcity. In my country, Indonesia, only about 50% of the people have clean water. We had to research Indonesia's view on lack of water as well as the UN's. Then we had to come up with solutions to each problem/fact and discuss them. The module was fun, but it helped me to learn the sad facts about water scarcity. One fact I learned was, one in every seven people worldwide don't have access to a sustainable drinking source and even more people do not have access to clean drinking water. Another fact was that more people die from water related diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery and related conditions than any other reasons. Now that you know those facts, you should realize why I'm doing this. So please help this cause. Here are some tips to help you conserve water (and money) in daily life. Here they are:
  1. Don't take excessively long showers.
  2. While brushing your teeth, keep the faucet off.
  3. Don't pour drinking water into the ground.
  4. When filling up a cup, do not let it overflow.

Finally, I get to rest my hands because I, Ben Neithardt did type this in its entirety, and I get to stop typing because I'm sure your now dying to donate, so go ahead. Just remember this passage next time you're brushing or showering.

See you January 16th and todah Benjamin M. Neithardt

Who's Helping?

Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
01/26/16Joan L. Nobiling$50.00
01/16/16The Lamberts$50.00Congratulations and best of luck with this very noble cause. Adam, Jen, Peter and Anya Lambert
01/14/16Bob And Meredith Shipman$70.28What a great project Ben! With love, Bob and Meredith Shipman
01/12/16Sue Bulla$26.03 I enjoyed talking to you about your project when we were in Tucson. I hope you always stay involved in efforts that help others. Sue and Gene Bulla
01/01/16Anonymous$25.00This is a wonderful project. We are very proud of you.
12/31/15Carl& Elaine Bluestein$25.00Great cause!
12/24/15Anonymous$36.00Great cause Ben! The Delacruz Family
12/18/15Carol Lenz$68.00Ben, Good luck with this project! Carol and Bob Lenz
12/18/15Raymond Sanchez$35.29Hi Ben, this is an awesome project! I'm sorry I can't make it to your Bar Mitzvah, but I hope you have a great time and Mazel Tov!
12/16/15Anonymous$25.00Great project and we are very proud of you! Love Aunt Nancy and Uncle Jim
12/07/15Christman Family $10.00
11/22/15Aaron Mazurek$20.88
11/14/15Bonnie Nobiling$25.00Good work Ben - hope you achieve your goal for this project!
11/01/15Bake Sale/Bracelet Fundraisers$110.41Bracelet and Bake Sale Fundraisers- Thank you to all you have contributed
10/26/15Andrea & Lloyd Morganstein$20.88Great cause!
09/20/15Michael Neithardt$136.00You are amazing, Ben.
08/30/15Marcy Family$25.00We are so proud to be your friends, Ben!
08/29/15Alicia Schiele$140.25What a great project Ben!!
08/12/15Allison Cowett$35.29Mazel tov Benjamin! Wishing you all the best with your Bar Motzvah project. Allison Cowett, Dave, Noa and Talia Adams
08/12/15Benjamin Neithardt$18.00From: Me To: Me
08/12/15Suleena Kalra$68.00Way to go Ben!
08/12/15Beth Chaim Reform Congregation$36.00Proud to support! Our sages likened Torah to water because both are essential. What an important cause. Congrats! Rabbi P
08/12/15Jay Buffan$36.00 You never cease to amaze us,Ben.This is a very worthwhile project,benefitting many people. We are Blessed with a grandson like you. Love, Papa & Nani
07/15/15Brenda Neithardt$36.00Helping others in need is one of the best qualities a person could have. We love you & are so proud of you!!! Grandma & Grandpa
07/12/15Esther Dakin$35.29Very impressive project and cause- way to make a difference! The Dakin Family
07/12/15Monique & Chrisitan Drucker$50.00We are so proud of you for selecting The Water Project- we have seen the desparate need for this first hand in Ethiopia. Great job Ben!!
07/12/15Adrienne And Gregg Neithardt$70.28We are so proud of you and love you very much! Mom and Dad
07/11/15Matt Roland$20.00
07/11/15Sanchez family $20.00Great work! Great cause! Good for you! Love you!

Why It Matters

Access to clean, safe water unlocks potential

Did you know nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink?

Together, we can change that. Let's fund a new source of drinking water for those who suffer needlessly without it!

Our gifts will be used to construct or rehabilitate a water project, like a well or sand dam, in Africa. We'll see pictures, GPS coordinates, and updates as they come in from the actual water project we fund so we can celebrate the results along with the community we help.

About The Water Project

The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world who suffer needlessly without.

Working with local partners in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda, we build long lasting water projects that are organized, owned and managed by the communities receiving them.

Together, with our partners we identify, implement, report on and follow up on every project. Then we share the whole story with you to inspire confidence in the work being done and the impact it has.