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,Kenyaproviding clean water to over 2000 local residents. ...and then, the Second Fundraiser in 2013.
The goal was raised to $7500, and again, our goal was met. Two additional wells were completed, and clean water was brought to thousands of people,Kenya 4215, and Kenya 4217.
Then the 3rd fundraiser was created, and again our goal of $5,000 was met.
Now, here we are..... the 4th fundraiser. if 600 of us donate $10, we save lives and the next generation of an area in need.
$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,
Midwest Pond Design
Midwest Pond's first fundraiser: http://bit.ly/rWuqiZ
Midwest Pond's 2nd fundraiser: http://bit.ly/U4Ldn9
Midwest Pond's 3rd fundraiser: http://bit.ly/1jjUy1D
|06/29/17||Tighthead Brewing Company||$2000.00|
|04/04/17||Donna L. Sonza Novera||$200.00|
|04/04/17||Carey Miller Marciniak||$50.00|
|03/21/17||Catholic Consortium of Lake County||$650.00|
|03/14/17||Midwest Pond Design||$240.00||Cash donations from Water Project event|
|03/14/17||Midwest Pond Design||$423.81||Cash donations from Fundraising Event|
|03/12/17||Acoustic Alibi||$140.25||Clean Water = Freedom! Children should go to school! Boys and girls alike!|
|03/12/17||Rebecca Atkinson||$70.28||Wish we could have gone to Tighthead!!|
|03/11/17||Steve & Julia Helmer||$35.29|
|03/11/17||Michele Gregory||$103.20||Sorry we could't make it today. Hope this helps. Michele & Chuck Gregory|
|03/11/17||Chad Vale||$70.28||I'd like to Mske This Donation in Honor of my Dear Friend Candy Gandolfi|
|03/05/17||Beth Ehemann||$206.11||So proud of you for making a difference!|
|03/01/17||Dan Stankiewicz||$100.00||Hey Al sorry I can't make it so please accept this donation for your good cause.|
|02/20/17||Andrew Zagorski||$26.03||Bring the water, Al!!!|
|01/12/17||Meghan Lane||$26.03||Proud to say I know ya buddy!|
|01/12/17||William Jarrett||$25.00||Thanks for being one of the ones getting out there doing good, Allen!|
|05/17/16||Cindy Sullivan||$25.00||Good luck!|
|05/17/16||Krystyna Fritz||$140.25||What an inspiring story from right here in our Mundelein community to those in need across the globe. Thank you for doing this!|
|05/04/16||Kathleen Ryan||$100.00||Good luck!|
|04/28/16||St. Mary of the Annunciation School||$1200.00|
|04/02/16||Midwest Pond Design||$20.00||I never thought we would be on out 4th fundraiser when this all began, thank you all for your continued support, 4 years and 5 wells funded so far|
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.