Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.
My involvement with the Water Project started on New Year's Day 2012, I woke up and wondered, What could I do in my life that could leave a mark? How could I make a difference? How could I involve Midwest Pond Design, and the network I have grown? Water, the common thread. So I searched about how to bring water to those in need, and found The Water Project. A donation from me? Or could I fund an entire project on its own? Through the assistance of family, friends, customers, and even complete strangers, we started our fund raising.
Well, we were able to complete our first fund raiser, we raised $6020.00, two wells were constructed in Lungi,Sierra Leone and at a school in Matawa,Kenya providing clean water to over 2000 local residents. 
....and now the Second Fundraiser.
In the next months, I know I cannot complete this project on my own. But I have my time, I have the connections I have made, the people I work with, for, know, talk to, just meet.... everyone. I can explain that if 750 of us donate $10, we save the lives of approximately 800+ people and the next generation.
$10, I would need to give up 5 Gatorades this year. Or a $5 donation, during my year, what do I drink besides water? What bottled items could I eliminate by simply drinking water that is available to me?
When telling a customer about my well project, he said, "you know you are altering the future of the planet".... saving lives, making an area prosperous, giving generations a chance. 
There are those whose walk 4 miles to contaminated water that is going to keep their family sick, and here I am not even drinking the water I have access to.

1 in 7 people on this planet are drinking contaminated water. Almost 1 billion people do not have a basic in life, water.  So now I need your help, I may not even need your donation, you may not have it, and that's fine. But do people you know this year, would they be willing to donate to be a part of something like this? Would anyone be willing to pass up 1 soda, 1 energy drink, 1 coffee, this year........ for someone who doesn't have uncontaminated water in their lives?
This is a great opportunity to give back to those who do not have the basics in life. A $10.00 donation can make such a big difference, it's a piece of the puzzle. $10 saves a life, it is as easy as that.
In all invoices from Midwest Pond Design, this link will be offered to take $10.00 off your total bill and use it to donate to this project.
We will continue to make a difference.

One of the greatest things about working with the Water Project is knowing that 100% of any donation goes directly toward the education, the construction, the monitoring and follow up of the wells our funds are assigned to. Our goal amount will pay for an entire completed well. I would hope to continue this to be a yearly goal for Midwest Pond Design, a pond company bringing water to others just makes sense. I ask that if you are unable to donate, you would help promote our efforts by passing this fundraising page and my words on to others.

Thank you for your assistance, 
Allen Midwest Pond Design

Midwest Pond's first fund raiser 

Who's Helping?

Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
11/18/13Jeff DiTomassi $80.00
11/17/13Brenda Zimmerman$20.00
11/17/13Miwest Pond Design$12.78I didn't order the pizza...... instead, a person gets water and I don't get bigger
11/16/13Midwest Pond Design$23.00everyone deserves clean water
11/16/13St. Mary Of The Annunciation Parishioners$200.00additional anonymous cash donations from parishioners of St. Mary of the Annunciation's
11/15/13Ronald Nisson$115.00
11/15/13George White$115.00Go big Al
11/14/13Martha Perritt$115.00Thanks for the great bird water pond.
11/13/13St. Mary Of The Annunciation Parishioners$293.00Cash donations made after mass on 11/9 and 11/10
11/13/13Kathi Barrett$115.00God bless you! You personify our Lord's 'works of mercy'.
11/11/13Jon Matousek$115.00We heard Allen and his son speak at 11:30 Mass at St Mary yesterday and we were moved to participate!
11/10/13Daniel Alvarez$46.00
11/05/13Midwest Pond$11.30its a good day to give someone some water
11/05/13Jan O'Malley$23.00Thank you Allen for your wonderful project!
11/05/13Penny LEVIN$46.00The Mundelein Ups Store is happy to help!
11/04/13Barbara Ricker$46.00hope this helps
11/03/13Bob Mayhugh$23.00
10/31/13Cheryl Silva$24.00Happy Halloween!
10/30/13Roni Ketchum$23.00Thank you for making a difference!!
10/25/13Katie Walter$25.00
10/23/13Lindsay Stubitsch$115.00
10/23/13Kris DeKeizer$23.00Wish I could do more Alan. Keep up the great work you are doing!
10/23/13Lorin Lavelle$10.00Can't wait to hear how this goes! God bless!
10/21/13St. Mary's Parishioners$334.42cash donations from mission Sunday @ St. mary of the Annunciation church
10/08/13Katie Walter$23.00
09/06/13Anonymous Donor$17.50keep up the great work!!!
08/01/13Georgia Hogan$10.00
08/01/13Georgia And Josh Hogan$23.00Allen, thanks for the encouagement to contrubute!
07/20/13Ryan Springer$23.00Keep up the good work allen! Let me know if you need any stickers or tshirts.
07/13/13Midwest Pond Design$22.00
07/11/13Kathy Hodges$23.00
05/31/13Phillip Gornail$70.00On behalf of the employees of US Media TV & the Editions TV Pay-it-Forward Project /
05/29/13Phillip Gornail$140.00on behalf of Edition's TV Pay it Forward Project /
05/07/13Michelle Composto$10.00
05/03/13Midwest Pond$25.00two cash donations from customers toward the fundraiser
04/28/13Bruce Dir$1600.00Allen, sorry for the delay, I have been swamped and kept forgetting to get out here and complete the donation.
04/22/13Peter Newman$20.00GO AL! GO!
04/22/13Phillip Gornail$20.00on behalf of United States Media Television Inc (USM Studios)
04/18/13Midwest Pond$10.84a rainy day here in Northern Illinois...... here's to bringing water to those in need
04/15/13Anonymous Donor$35.00
04/13/13Michelle McCune$50.00I've been to 4 countries in Africa. I've seen the poverty - nothing can prepare you. We take water for granted - never again!
04/10/13Roberta Sorensen And Michael E$20.00
04/10/13Anonymous Donor$11.00
04/10/13Jan Bahe And Chris Klein$20.00
04/09/13James Masterson$100.00
04/08/13Dawn Schroeder$65.00
04/08/13Joe Bitto$10.00
04/08/13Ryan Springer$20.00
04/07/13Annette Miller$100.00Nice meeting you at Tighthead. This is a great cause and we are blessed to be able to donate. Annette & Greg Miller
04/07/13Beverly Smith$50.00
04/07/13Steve And Erin Barnhart$10.00
04/07/13Anonymous Donors$238.16Cash donations at Tighthead Brewery Event...Thank you everyone!!
04/07/13Joel Kulla$10.00
04/06/13Kat Kooi$50.00
03/31/13Kathy Hodges$10.00Instead of jelly beans.
03/31/13Midwest Pond$10.00$10 for 1 person to have water for the rest of their life...... or 4 bags of jelly beans for Easter?
03/22/13Christine Fergen$30.00
03/22/13Drew Zagorski$25.00
03/22/13Jeff Toland$30.00
03/21/13Midwest Pond$10.00instead of fast food..... one person will now have water
03/08/13Brenda Zimmerman$15.00
03/08/13Pat Mast$10.00Sorry it couldn't be more! I'm poor. Seriously. :)
03/05/13Donna L. Sonza Novera$1100.00
03/01/13Laura Kerkhoff$300.00From Mrs. Kerkhoff's 4th grade class and Mrs. Lawrence's 3rd grade class!
02/28/13Diana OKelly$50.00
02/23/13Roni Ketchum$20.00
02/22/13Kathryn Bavido$50.00
02/20/13Cindy Krueger$20.00
02/13/13Brenda Zimmerman$20.00
02/10/13Happy Birthday$20.00
02/09/13Kathy Hodges$30.00
02/09/13Carolyn Robertson$100.00
02/02/13Cheryl Lore$20.00We love what you are doing! Keep up the good work! Cheryl and Zac
01/31/13Melissa Kong$25.00Keep up the amazing work!!
01/29/13Marvelous Mondays$50.00
01/15/13Kathy Hodges$20.00
01/15/13Angie Affolter$25.00
01/11/13Kevin Beese$20.00Keep up the great work, Allen
01/10/13Family Christmas Party Collection$10.00
01/06/13Adelaide Copland$20.00
01/04/13Kathy Beevers$20.00
12/25/12Midwest Pond$10.00for Christmas, I decided to give one person water for the rest of their life
12/14/12Angylee Parrott$5.00I know its not much, but I hope it helps!
12/13/12Ledda Lopez Mitchell$15.00Good Luck with the fundraiser! Great cause :)
12/13/12Midwest Pond$17.00making the number nice and even, and giving 2 people clean water
12/12/12Christine Fergen$12.00
12/12/12Kathy Hodges$12.00
12/12/12Candace Eidson$25.00
12/12/12Marci Mcdirmid$12.00
12/12/12Kris DeKeizer$12.0012/12/12 and $12, how could I resist!
12/09/12Kathy Hodges$20.00
12/04/12Cheryl Lore$20.00
12/04/12Don Maruska$100.00
12/04/12Sheryl Greenfield$50.00
12/03/12Marvelous Mondays With Harry And Phil$50.00
12/03/12Matt Matey$10.00For a great cause!
12/03/12Laura Pearlman$15.00
11/29/12Anonymous Donor$25.00
11/28/12Christine Fergen$25.00
11/18/12Midwest Pond$25.00I donated today instead of having food delivered. I prepared food I had in my freezer, and because of that, two people will get water for the rest of their lives.
11/15/12Coleman Anderson$35.00
11/15/12Raynelle Roeder$25.00
11/13/12Laura Kerkhoff$20.00
11/08/12Kathy Hodges$20.00
11/07/12Joel Manning$100.00

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.