Hello everyone, over the past year I have become increasingly interested in pursuing a philanthropic cause. Watching my grandparents charitable efforts on helping provide clean water in Africa has inspired me to pursue an independent effort so I can do my part to help. I started small with donating to small school projects, and other smaller less focused causes and decided it's time to go bigger. Last year, I did an in-depth research paper on the benefits of clean water initiatives in Africa. The benefits include:
• Reduces waterborne illnesses
• Students can focus on school instead of getting water for their families
• Increases farming opportunities
• Helps break the cycle of poverty
Through my research I have chosen thewaterproject.org because they are a non-profit organization that shows the follow through that I'm looking for. They have raised over $2.5 million through individual campaigns and have helped 116,533 people get clean water.
Now this is where I'm asking for your help. With a few simple changes in your daily recycling routine we CAN make a difference. I am hoping to take the cans that you are already recycling, and turn it into cash donations for the water project. All I am asking is for you to set aside your aluminum cans for me to collect weekly or as needed.
Now, I want to make this as easy and convenient for you as possible. Let me know if I need to provide anything for you like garbage bags or bins. If this is something you are willing to do we can arrange specific pick up details.
While your donations through your cans is perfectly substantial, online donations are greatly appreciated. Depending on the region and circumstance a single project can cost more than $12,000. So I'm kicking off my campaign with a starting goal of $10,000. I know it's ambitious but I know with your help this is achievable.
Thank you so much for considering! I'm hoping to start as soon as possible so start saving your cans!
This small change to your life CAN make a big change to someone else's.
|06/06/16||Anonymous||$2060.00||Our amazingly generous neighbors matched the proceeds of the rummage sale!|
|06/06/16||Grace Graebel||$2052.71||Thanks to everyone for all of the support in the Sherwood rummage sale! A special thanks to my supportive friends, Grandma Keller and neighbors.|
|06/06/16||Adam And Teri Keller||$35.14||Change Jar|
|06/06/16||Grace Graebel||$10.00||Can donations and change jar from Grandma Keller|
|06/02/16||Grace Graebel||$22.89||Can Pick Up 22|
|06/02/16||Grace Graebel||$39.68||Can Pick Up 23|
|05/21/16||Molly Ruffing||$31.02||Tipping change|
|05/14/16||Grace Graebel||$27.94||Can Pick Up 21 and Laurie's 7th purse sold!|
|05/03/16||Grace Graebel||$80.00||Poshmark earnings from donations from Rachael Graebel|
|04/27/16||Grace Graebel||$23.57||Can Pick Up 20|
|04/14/16||Grace Graebel||$32.48||Can Pick Up 19|
|04/06/16||Mrs. Graebels & Mrs. Berrys 6th Grade Classes||$50.34||A special thanks to Mrs. Graebels & Mrs. Berrys 6th Grade Classes, Foxview, De Pere, WI.|
|04/01/16||Mrs Durrant's 4th Grade Class||$25.67||A huge thanks to Kaukauna Electa Quinney 4th Graders in Mrs. Durrant's class|
|03/17/16||Grace Graebel||$10.00||Laurie's 6th purse sold!|
|03/11/16||Grace Graebel||$22.56||Can Pick Up 18|
|02/28/16||Grace Graebel||$43.93||Can Pick Up 17|
|02/13/16||Mai Litsheim||$68.00||Thank you Mai! -Grace|
|02/07/16||Grace Graebel||$39.23||Can Pick Up 15 and Change Jar Money from Auntie Terri and Uncle Adam|
|01/20/16||Grace Graebel||$42.18||Can Pick Up 14|
|12/27/15||Lynne Keller||$360.00||Thank you Grandma for donating your change! - Grace|
|12/17/15||Grace Graebel||$34.88||Can Pick Up 13|
|12/08/15||Grace Graebel||$30.86||Can Pick Up12|
|12/06/15||Grace Graebel||$20.00||Thank you so much for the donation Mary! It was nice catching up with you!|
|12/06/15||Grace Graebel||$10.00||Laurie's 5th purse sold!!|
|11/27/15||Robert Keller||$3000.00||Good going, proud of you|
|11/27/15||Laurie And Rick Schinke||$1000.00||Thanks to my generous and thoughtful neighbors, Laurie and Rick for making this match campaign possible! 'We are all here to serve one another' -Grace|
|11/25/15||Rachael Keller-Graebel||$136.00||An entire community will be thankful for all of your efforts, Grace!! We are so proud of you!!|
|11/23/15||Chris & Cameo Bennett||$68.00||Wonderful cause, nice job Grace!|
|11/23/15||Christina Keller||$250.00||Great job Grace!!!|
|11/20/15||Grace Graebel||$36.19||Can Pick Up 11|
|11/20/15||Heather Kolosso||$100.00||Thank you so much for donating Heather! -Grace|
|11/17/15||Neal And Amy Rabas||$25.00|
|11/15/15||Lynne Keller||$1000.00||Great project, have seen the difference first hand|
|11/15/15||The Krikava||$500.00||Great Work Grace!!|
|11/14/15||Tracie Reed||$34.00||Great cause Grace! Hope you reach your goal:)|
|11/12/15||Bobbie Jo Weber||$68.00||This is wonderful Grace!! You have a very kind heart!!|
|11/09/15||Grace Graebel||$12.00||This is the earnings of the 4th purse sold from Laurie. Thank you so much!|
|11/09/15||Grace Graebel||$11.09||Can Pick Up 10|
|11/06/15||Madison Fauske||$99.99||This is awesome, Grace!!!|
|11/04/15||Bobbi Tuma||$70.28||So proud of you Gracie Girl!! Great Grandma Ethel is looking down and smiling!!|
|11/03/15||Emily Howe||$103.20||Way to go Grace!!|
|10/28/15||Grace Graebel||$18.86||Can Pick Up 9|
|10/18/15||The Graebel's||$113.49||It's another win win! Found more books a good home and earned cash from Half Price Bookstore with proceeds going to this worthwhile cause!|
|10/13/15||Grace Graebel||$10.00||Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Graebel|
|10/08/15||Kerry Berry||$34.00||Thanks for the costumes Grace, Noah, and Ethan!|
|10/08/15||Grace Graebel||$10.00||Thank you to the Ebben family for donating!|
|10/08/15||Grace Graebel||$33.24||Can Pick Up 8 and thank you Auntie Teri and Uncle Adam for donating your coin jar!|
|09/26/15||Heather Kolosso||$23.00||Thank you Heather for donating your winnings!:) -Grace|
|09/26/15||Grace Graebel||$47.19||Can Pick Up 7|
|09/10/15||Grace Graebel||$50.00||Thank you so much Fox View Intermediate Staff for the donations! It helps so much!|
|09/10/15||Grace Graebel||$30.32||Can Pick Up 6|
|08/27/15||Tracy Kindschuh||$35.29||Way to go! What a great cause :)|
|08/26/15||Grace Graebel||$18.00||Thanks again Laurie! This is the earnings of the 3rd purse that sold!|
|08/26/15||Grace Graebel||$17.78||Can Pick Up 5|
|08/21/15||Tony And Becky Lee||$20.00|
|08/20/15||Kerry And Todd Berry||$68.00||We're proud to support this project, Grace! We know you can reach your goal!|
|08/19/15||Tony And Becky Lee||$34.00||So cool! Very proud to make this donation! You should be very proud of the work you are doing!|
|07/30/15||The Graebels||$51.25||It's a win win. Finding books a new home and earned cash from the Half Price book store and gave the money to this project.|
|07/29/15||Can Pick Up 3||$10.00|
|07/25/15||Grandma And Grandpa Graebel||$10.00|
|07/22/15||Laurie Schinke||$34.40||Thank you Laurie for donating 11 purses! 50% of the profit goes to this project. First 2 sold! Let's see what we can bring in on the next 9!|
|07/15/15||Can Pick Up 2||$27.01||Special shoutout to Wildrose for collecting cans over the 4th! Keep them coming!|
|07/15/15||Graebel Spare Change||$59.27||Save change to make a change! We are kicking off with our save change to make a change jars. More information will be on Facebook. Thanks mom and dad.|
|07/14/15||The Knapp Family||$10.00|
|07/02/15||Grace Graebel||$19.80||Thank you De Pere and Sherwood Friends! -Grace|
|06/30/15||The Teacher Studio||$20.00||Proud of you, Grace!|
|06/24/15||Chad Thiede||$10.00||Thanks for the first Sherwood donation Thiedes! -Grace|
|06/23/15||Madeleine Krikava||$34.00||I'm so proud of you Grace, this is so amazing. Good luck!|
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.
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.