Help Fund a Water Project

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

When's the last time you took a drink of water? How about the last time you took a shower? Flushed your toilet? Washed a dish? Brushed your teeth? Washed your clothes? Left the faucet running? Imagine a world where you couldn't do any of these things easily. Communities in Western Kenya don't have immediate access to clean water so these basic daily rituals are nonexistent. In Kenya, more than 10,000 innocent children die every year due to preventable diseases caused by unsafe, unsanitary water conditions. That's 2014's entire Portland Public School high school student body! In Kenya, 17 M people don't have any access to clean, safe water. You, as a member of the Grant community, have an amazing opportunity to change that for one Kenyan community and make a real difference in many lives.

As a school, we plan to raise $12,000 to build a sustainable water system for an entire deserving community in Western Kenya. This includes a new well, a rain water harvesting system, an eco-toilet and hand washing stations. 100% of the money raised will go directly to building a sustainable water project. All proceeds are tax deductible as The Water Project is a 501(c)(3).

Throughout the course of the year, we're planning a variety of fundraisers to encourage students, teachers, staff, friends, families, and neighbors to be a part of, so stay tuned for more details. We CAN do this but we need YOUR help to make this happen.

Need more information or ready to volunteer with The Water Project team now?Contact Lilly Sasse, [email protected] or (971)998-2044

Who's Helping?

Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
12/28/16Red Sauce Pizza LLC$400.00
11/15/16Michael Kesten$100.00
11/15/16Janis Skott$75.00
11/02/16James DeMerritt$26.03Asante sana for your efforts!
10/25/16Red Sauce Pizza LLC$600.00
10/18/16Offline Donations$3321.85
10/06/16Blair Townsend$103.20
10/05/16Ellen Moran$100.00
09/29/16Tina Stupasky$106.29
09/28/16Kimberly Warkentin$103.20Lilly you are making a difference in the world. You rock!
09/28/16Amy Svoboda$140.25You inspire me Lilly Sasse! Could not be more proud!
09/28/16Amy Anderson$100.00This is for fundraiser extraordinaire Lilly Sasse
09/28/16Michael Wise$101.00
09/26/16Paige Richardson$200.00Pledge from Lilly Sasse's network
09/24/16Kathie Tell$68.00Credit to Lilly Sasse
09/23/16Teresa Vilmain$100.00Go Lilly Go!!!!
09/21/16Peter Bragdon$106.00
09/21/16MJ Sasse$110.00
09/21/16Brent Barton$103.20Go Lilly!
09/21/16Dana Sullivan$70.28
09/20/16Dan Rayfield$102.00
09/20/16Judith Matarazzo$68.00Lilly, You inspire me! All the best
09/19/16Robert Beatty-Walters$100.00Good luck, and Good work!! This is in response to Lilly Sasse's request for donation.
09/19/16Sheila OConnell$136.00Great fundraising effort, Lilly!
09/19/16Paul Bovarnick$136.00At Lily Sasse's suggestion
09/18/16Shari Yost$140.25Lilly - you are an incredible young woman -- your mother was truly my first mentor -- you are following in her footsteps. Xo Shari Yost Gold
09/18/16Tom D'Amore$100.00
09/18/16Lindsay Roitman$100.00Thanks for all you!
09/18/16Kathleen Dailey$100.00So proud of all of you for putting your compassion into action BRAVA!!
09/17/16Daniel Sasse$280.19Awesome work Lilly!
09/17/16David Sugerman$68.00Great job, Lilly Sasse
09/17/16Robert Richman$136.00Nice work Lilly Sasse!
09/16/16Michelle Morgan$50.00So proud of your amazing accomlishments Lilly!
09/16/16Kathryn Clarke$100.00
09/16/16Diego Conde$257.55
09/16/16John Devlin$35.29
09/15/16Stacie And Ken Spector-Bailey$257.55Lil-bell is a rockstar!! We are so proud of you! Love Stac and Ken
09/14/16Jane Paulson$206.11
09/13/16Michael Williams$206.11You picked a very worthy cause. Thanks for doing this. Mike Williams and Linda Love.
09/13/16Will Robinson$136.00
09/12/16Amy Pritchard$140.25Good luck - great project!
09/12/16Elizabeth Bernard$250.00
09/12/16Lisa Grove$140.25Thanks for caring about others, Lilly. Love to you!
09/12/16Stephen Piucci$150.00Rock on Lilly Sasse!
12/16/15Sandy Bacharach$68.00This gift is on behalf of Sasha Bartoo-Smith. Yes to clean H2O for all!
12/12/15Stephen Smith$51.75Hope this helps Sasha.
12/10/15Offline Donations$1088.00
11/29/15Patricia Koehler$68.00Thank you for taking this project on and for sharing your concern.
11/23/15Barbara Winzeler$70.28This is in honor of Lucy Williams
11/20/15Hannah Chatalas$35.29
11/20/15Robert Stoll $206.11This donation is in response to a request by Lilly Sasse
11/17/15Martin Alvey$250.00This is for Lily Sasse's hard work!
11/07/15Elaine & Martin Findling$100.00In honor of our wonderful granddaughter Emma Findling
10/30/15Lindsay Roitman$68.00
10/27/15Michael Wise$100.00Great idea and work!
10/27/15Paige Richardson$100.00Because Lilly Sasse never gives up!
10/09/15Judith Matarazzo$68.00
10/06/15Peter Bragdon$251.00
10/02/15Robert Richman$136.00Thanks to Lilly Sasse for her leadership
09/30/15Shirley Wise$50.00This donation to is honor Emma Findling for her birthday. She is our granddaughter and we are so proud of her efforts to enrich the lives of others.
09/29/15Tina Stupasky$70.28In Honor of Lilly Sasse, an inspiration
09/25/15Michelle Morgan$68.00
09/25/15Thomas D'Amore$100.00
09/24/15Elizabeth Bernard$259.61Way to go Lilly. Here's my contribution
09/23/15Daniel Sasse$257.55
09/23/15Amy Svoboda $204.00Lilly, you're amazing! An inspiration to all of us!! Love you soooo much!!!
09/23/15Lisa Grove$250.00You make me proud, Lilly Sasse!
09/21/15Gregory Zeuthen$136.00Thanks Lilly for organizing this project
09/18/15Stacie Spector$136.00Thank you Lilly Sasse for caring about others and your creative leadership!
09/15/15Adair Powers$10.00
09/14/15Grant High School$136.00
09/14/15Danny Smith$68.00
09/11/15Marlene Findling$70.28

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.