Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.

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 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.

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Who's Helping?

Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
06/08/16Mrs. Ruffing$20.00
06/06/16Anonymous$2060.00Our amazingly generous neighbors matched the proceeds of the rummage sale!
06/06/16Grace Graebel$2052.71Thanks to everyone for all of the support in the Sherwood rummage sale! A special thanks to my supportive friends, Grandma Keller and neighbors.
06/06/16Adam And Teri Keller$35.14Change Jar
06/06/16Grace Graebel$10.00Can donations and change jar from Grandma Keller
06/02/16Grace Graebel$22.89Can Pick Up 22
06/02/16Grace Graebel$39.68Can Pick Up 23
05/21/16Molly Ruffing$31.02Tipping change
05/14/16Grace Graebel$27.94Can Pick Up 21 and Laurie's 7th purse sold!
05/03/16Grace Graebel$80.00Poshmark earnings from donations from Rachael Graebel
04/27/16Grace Graebel$23.57Can Pick Up 20
04/14/16Grace Graebel$32.48Can Pick Up 19
04/06/16Mrs. Graebels & Mrs. Berrys 6th Grade Classes$50.34A special thanks to Mrs. Graebels & Mrs. Berrys 6th Grade Classes, Foxview, De Pere, WI.
04/01/16Mrs Durrant's 4th Grade Class$25.67A huge thanks to Kaukauna Electa Quinney 4th Graders in Mrs. Durrant's class
03/17/16Grace Graebel$10.00Laurie's 6th purse sold!
03/11/16Grace Graebel$22.56Can Pick Up 18
02/28/16Grace Graebel$43.93Can Pick Up 17
02/13/16Mai Litsheim $68.00Thank you Mai! -Grace
02/07/16Grace Graebel$39.23Can Pick Up 15 and Change Jar Money from Auntie Terri and Uncle Adam
01/20/16Grace Graebel$42.18Can Pick Up 14
12/27/15Lynne Keller$360.00Thank you Grandma for donating your change! - Grace
12/17/15Grace Graebel$34.88Can Pick Up 13
12/08/15Grace Graebel$30.86Can Pick Up12
12/06/15Grace Graebel$20.00Thank you so much for the donation Mary! It was nice catching up with you!
12/06/15Grace Graebel$10.00Laurie's 5th purse sold!!
11/27/15Robert Keller$3000.00Good going, proud of you
11/27/15Laurie And Rick Schinke$1000.00Thanks to my generous and thoughtful neighbors, Laurie and Rick for making this match campaign possible! 'We are all here to serve one another' -Grace
11/25/15Rachael Keller-Graebel$136.00An entire community will be thankful for all of your efforts, Grace!! We are so proud of you!!
11/23/15Chris & Cameo Bennett$68.00Wonderful cause, nice job Grace!
11/23/15Christina Keller$250.00Great job Grace!!!
11/22/15Stacy Knapp$10.00
11/20/15Grace Graebel$36.19Can Pick Up 11
11/20/15Heather Kolosso$100.00Thank you so much for donating Heather! -Grace
11/17/15Ryan Braun$70.28
11/17/15Neal And Amy Rabas$25.00
11/16/15Jamie Torrey$10.00
11/15/15Lynne Keller$1000.00Great project, have seen the difference first hand
11/15/15The Krikava$500.00Great Work Grace!!
11/14/15Tracie Reed$34.00Great cause Grace! Hope you reach your goal:)
11/12/15Bobbie Jo Weber$68.00This is wonderful Grace!! You have a very kind heart!!
11/09/15Grace Graebel$12.00This is the earnings of the 4th purse sold from Laurie. Thank you so much!
11/09/15Grace Graebel$11.09Can Pick Up 10
11/06/15Eric Holmstrom $35.29
11/06/15Madison Fauske$99.99This is awesome, Grace!!!
11/04/15Bobbi Tuma$70.28So proud of you Gracie Girl!! Great Grandma Ethel is looking down and smiling!!
11/03/15Emily Howe$103.20Way to go Grace!!
10/28/15Grace Graebel$18.86Can Pick Up 9
10/18/15The Graebel's$113.49It's another win win! Found more books a good home and earned cash from Half Price Bookstore with proceeds going to this worthwhile cause!
10/13/15Grace Graebel$10.00Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Graebel
10/08/15Kerry Berry$34.00Thanks for the costumes Grace, Noah, and Ethan!
10/08/15Grace Graebel$10.00Thank you to the Ebben family for donating!
10/08/15Grace Graebel$33.24Can Pick Up 8 and thank you Auntie Teri and Uncle Adam for donating your coin jar!
09/26/15Heather Kolosso$23.00Thank you Heather for donating your winnings!:) -Grace
09/26/15Grace Graebel$47.19Can Pick Up 7
09/10/15Grace Graebel$50.00Thank you so much Fox View Intermediate Staff for the donations! It helps so much!
09/10/15Grace Graebel$30.32Can Pick Up 6
08/27/15Tracy Kindschuh$35.29Way to go! What a great cause :)
08/26/15Grace Graebel$18.00Thanks again Laurie! This is the earnings of the 3rd purse that sold!
08/26/15Grace Graebel$17.78Can Pick Up 5
08/21/15Tony And Becky Lee$20.00
08/20/15Kerry And Todd Berry$68.00We're proud to support this project, Grace! We know you can reach your goal!
08/19/15Tony And Becky Lee$34.00So cool! Very proud to make this donation! You should be very proud of the work you are doing!
07/30/15The Graebels$51.25It'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.
07/29/15Can Pick Up 3$10.00
07/25/15Grandma And Grandpa Graebel$10.00
07/22/15Laurie Schinke$34.40Thank 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!
07/18/15Rachael Graebel$26.00
07/15/15Can Pick Up 2$27.01Special shoutout to Wildrose for collecting cans over the 4th! Keep them coming!
07/15/15Graebel Spare Change$59.27Save 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.
07/14/15The Knapp Family$10.00
07/02/15Robert Wagner$20.50
07/02/15Grace Graebel$19.80Thank you De Pere and Sherwood Friends! -Grace
06/30/15The Teacher Studio$20.00Proud of you, Grace!
06/24/15Chad Thiede$10.00Thanks for the first Sherwood donation Thiedes! -Grace
06/23/15Madeleine Krikava$34.00I'm so proud of you Grace, this is so amazing. Good luck!
06/22/15Grace Graebel$34.00

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.