$4,000 Raised
100% of $4,000
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 118 people will receive water thanks to...
Donny Raus$156.00
Julia Cloud$140.25
Donny Raus$600.00
Julie Ellis$75.00
Richard Hay$514.80
Kimberly DeSantis$25.00
Mary Tilghman$103.20
Bryan Pepi$100.00
Lucas Trott Susino$70.28
Donny Raus$92.00
Jim Roche$136.00
General Atlantic matching gift - Ryan Neubauer$103.20
Kate Kennedy$35.29
Westport Farmers Market$35.00
Ryan Neubauer$103.20
Megumi Yamda$20.00
Suzanne Turner$136.00
Susanna Sachau$200.00
Donny Raus$117.00
Donny Raus$20.00
Donny Raus$40.00
Mary Tilghman$309.00
Westport Farmer's Market$129.00
Gorett Reis$34.00
Maritza Coscarelli$34.00
Alyssa LaBonte$136.00

Since I started my business, the purpose was to make a difference in the lives of those I served and beyond.

At the beginning of 2020, while setting intentions for the year, I asked myself, "how do I want to make a difference in the world?" From that question came two answers: Feed the hungry children in Africa and provide them with clean, drinkable water. What could be more fulfilling than that?

I started to imagine... "Such a simple endeavor could impact an entire village. What kind of effect would that have on their lives?" In my mind, I imagined reflecting upon the year and thought, "if this was all I did this year or even the next decade, it would be a successful year (or ten).

Most projects have a goal of $4,000 to be funded. As a result, I vouched to raise $4,000 to build one well by August 2020. To do so I will donate 1% of each sale of Raus Coffee till its completion. To meet my goal I will also need your help. Will you help me bring clean water to a village in Africa?

"Coffee for Humanity" is more than my tag line, it's a belief that change doesn't have to be big to grand to be great. Each of use can change the world through the smallest of interactions we have with one another. Help me create "Change for Coffee". Join me and let's do something beautiful.

Yours truly,

Donny Raus, Founder of Raus Coffee Company

Donny Raus
Donated $600.00 on 12/07/20
Raus Coffee Company - Donny Raus
Richard Hay
Donated $514.80 on 08/25/20
This one of the best campaigns I have seen. Everyone needs ,WATER , to drink,wash themselves, and grow their crops. this needs to be a success.
Mary Tilghman
Donated $103.20 on 08/19/20
ahhhh water! so simple, yet so difficult! you be well !
Lucas Trott Susino
Donated $70.28 on 08/12/20
Thanks Donny!!
Donny Raus
Donated $92.00 on 08/12/20
New Canaan/Fairfield Farmers Markets
Kate Kennedy
Donated $35.29 on 05/31/20
Water is sacred
Westport Farmers Market
Donated $35.00 on 05/31/20
Westport Farmers Market
Donated $500.00 on 05/31/20
Thank you Maria Rivera!
Ryan Neubauer
Donated $103.20 on 03/30/20
This donation took too long, sorry about that. Hope all is well, all the best from the Neubauers (Ryan, Sarah, Owen & Max)
Susanna Sachau
Donated $200.00 on 03/09/20
Thank you for starting this life changing campaign, Donny.
Donny Raus
Donated $117.00 on 03/02/20
On behalf of the Westport Farmer's Market
Donny Raus
Donated $20.00 on 03/02/20
Donation on behalf of Passionately Pasta
Donny Raus
Donated $40.00 on 03/02/20
Donation on behalf of Heather Derken
Mary Tilghman
Donated $309.00 on 02/05/20
With gratitude for YOUR spirit of generosity, dear Donny! Mary T.
Westport Farmer's Market
Donated $129.00 on 02/05/20
Westport Farmer's Market
Maritza Coscarelli
Donated $34.00 on 01/26/20
Just thinking of the need for clean water worldwide and never to take it for granted and this came up. Thank you, Donny

The Water Project is a U.S.-based charitable organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world.

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How this works

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!