Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.
I can go on and on about why I'm doing this and why I need your help....and I certainly will below if you are interested in reading further. But if you don't have the time, I understand and I will be brief in my request - I AM ASKING FOR YOUR HELP with my fundraising efforts to provide a village in need with clean water. This is my mission. I am contributing my own funds as well, but I can't do it alone. Any amount will bring me closer to my goal - which is to fund a well project in an undeveloped country (this includes preparations to gain community support, construction of a well, training locals to perform ongoing maintenance and providing the community with hygiene/sanitary education.) To contribute, please click now, or feel free to read on to learn more.

So many things have happened in the past couple of years that have guided me to this place. Having children opened my mind and heart in ways unimaginable before. I'm very aware of the many blessings I have, but it also gave me a newfound understanding of the many families that are constantly suffering. It's something that I just can't ignore, so I'm taking action to help. When I started doing research for a Change Through Giving project (my charity group for the past seven years, if you're not familiar), I learned that there are entire villages of people who will never have a chance at anything better in life than a constant fight for survival. We purchased filter straws, and the statistics were sickening - mothers who will lose their children before age 5 because they don't have access to clean water. Young girls being raped on their days-long journey to the nearest well to get clean water for their families. Clean water to drink is something I have taken for granted. The home I live in, the car I drive, the food I eat each day - they are all luxuries when there are people living in this world barely hanging on to life because they don't have water; the most basic of necessities. My heart aches at this reality. So I continued my research and learned how much a single well can empower an entire village. It's an investment that can actually work to propel people forward. As many of you know, I am very committed to giving back, but it's so easy to feel like my efforts don't have a real impact. This time though, I am certain of the change providing clean water will create. Please join me. I am asking you, I am challenging you, I am begging you. Anything you can spare will bring me closer to my goal and will bring us all closer to making a very important change.

PS - I don't expect to raise money for an entire well overnight, so I am prepared to make a commitment to give attention to this goal on a regular basis. I plan to come up with creative ways that I can personally save money to allocate to this cause or gain support through fundraising and my efforts to create awareness. I realize how much we are all bombarded these days, and while this is something I am extremely passionate about, I understand that might not be the case for many others. If you wish to be removed from further communication about my efforts, please let me know. No hard feelings at all, and I will still contribute to your cause when you send the request my way :)

Thanks for your time, and cheers to success in achieving this ambitious goal!

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Total Raised: $12,000.00

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06/21/16Mughals$130.07On behalf of the Muslim Ummah. May you be rewarded for your efforts. Mughal Family Uk
06/21/16Allison Kolodinsky$35.29Wow, so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!!
06/21/16Leo Hunt$50.00Keep up the good work!
06/21/16Hope Family$140.25
06/21/16Sara Joy Clemmer$68.00
06/10/16Will Grider$154.65Keep up the good work!
06/10/16Kati Bucciero$2130.00Our family's small part to help other families in need.
06/10/16Chris Tremaine $70.28
05/21/16Kati Bucciero$100.00Hernandez Closing; In appreciation for Reinaldo Strobel and Jaime Velazquez
05/13/16The Tremaines$35.29
05/12/16Cristina Hubbell$34.00God bless you, Katie.
05/04/16Change Through Giving, Inc.$450.00
03/07/16Melonie Reid$514.80
03/03/16Lisa Hall$100.00You are getting so close to your goal! I am proud to call you my friend!! Xoxo
03/03/16Erin Woods$100.00So happy to donate this on behalf of Lisa Hall Trades of Hope!!
02/18/16Melissa Schemmel$25.00Good luck to you and God Bless!
02/16/16Kati Bucciero$120.00Thanks IOA and Chris Tremaine for the gift card and donation!
02/08/16Jessica Lloyd$10.00Pay it forward 2016
12/31/15Anthony Bracco$200.00Happy New Year!
12/22/15Michelle Wonderlich$136.00
12/22/15Margie Morris$200.00Hoping you meet your goal in 2016. Love Margie
12/14/15Anonymous$15.74Secret Santa at Energy Air
12/01/15Brittany Menzel$35.29
11/30/15Cherie Menzel$51.75Glad to help such a great cause! Many blessings from Cherie, Rob, and Chloe
11/29/15Dawn Lovejoy$25.00
11/24/15Linda Kasper$136.00My wonderful neighbor, Connie, told me of the fantastic work you are doing!
11/24/15Elizabeth Miller$70.28Go Kati! I saw firsthand in Ethiopia how much clean water makes a difference!
11/24/15Kati Bucciero$353.00Garage Sale!
11/24/15The McMicans$68.0075.00
11/24/15The Hilemans$50.00The Hilemans
11/17/15Autumn Grice$70.28wanted to get another small donation while your match offer is happening! Let's get this well dug! Autumn & Kathy
11/05/15Heidi Nute$257.55This will make a difference to so many people. I admire you Kati! Good Luck!
11/04/15Lisa Hall$26.03
11/04/15Rachel Reife$26.03I want to contibute something but with birthdays and holidays I am on a budget. I hope this helps
10/23/15Tracy Housley$26.03Happy Birthday Kati!!!
09/30/15Scott Murphy$90.00
09/30/15Robert Weathers$100.00Thank you Robert Weathers!
09/29/15Chris Ambrose $70.28Thank you.
09/28/15Lisa Hall$25.00
09/28/15Kati Bucciero$50.00This donation is in lieu of thank-you cards and stamps to everyone who has supported this effort and joined me so far! My sincere thanks go out all!
09/27/15Alan Bucciero$1000.00Great job - we love you!!! From Kendall, Parker, and Daddy!
09/14/15Nicole Pulido$103.20Love you girl and I am so proud of you!
08/28/15Pamela Leininger$200.00God bless you Kati for your kind heart in meeting others needs.
08/16/15Lou Reynolds$136.00Best of Luck on this worthy cause, Lou Reynolds
08/12/15Patricia Eaves$136.00
08/03/15Anonymous$51.75Great idea Kati! Your simply awesome & so caring! Best of luck to you! ~Chasity
07/28/15Harper Normann$100.00So glad your doing this Kati
07/28/15Kati Bucciero$25.00You can do it girl! Every little bit counts! ha ha ;)~
07/22/15Kristina Brownell $34.00
07/20/15Tracy Housley$26.03Kati, I admire your ambition and I love your heart! I am happy to help - I'm so excited to watch your journey and cheer you on!!
07/20/15Kristen Woods$100.00
07/15/15Jeff Kulp$500.00
07/14/15Chandra Capobianco$103.20
07/14/15Heidi Nute$514.80
07/12/15Abby Potts$103.20
07/12/15Quentin Trisler $140.25May all those who are without, be blessed with clean water!
07/12/$500.00Great idea Kati! Keep up the good work!
07/12/15Cheryl Bucciero $103.20So happy to help. I just recently saw a show on tv about their need for water. Great cause!
07/10/15Kathy Truran$100.00So excited for this project! You are inspiring!
07/10/15Autumn Grice$103.20So happy to be part of this!
07/08/15Drake Trisler$70.28
07/08/15John McCahan$500.00
07/08/15Constance Mccahan$500.00You are awesome
07/03/15Kati Bucciero$500.00This donation is in honor of Kendall and Parker. I'm so blessed to have 2 healthy children who have access to clean, safe water every day.

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.