$1,052 Raised
100% of $750
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 31 people will receive water thanks to...
Daniella Cunha$110.00
Jessica Anderson$34.00
Susan Freeburg$70.28
Alice Luckman$68.00
Diana Levin$70.28
Derek Judkins$34.00
Marie T Petrosino$20.00
Tracie Beer$68.00
Ruechall Martin$20.00
Shawn Williams$103.20
Renee Guercia$100.00

Dear Friends and Families,

Author Christine Ieronimo has recently visited the James Vernon Elementary School in Oyster Bay to discuss her book A Thirst For Home - A Story of Water across the World. The story is about her Ethiopian adopted daughter Eva (Alemitu), and it touches on the plight of many children in Africa, especially girls, who are prevented from going to school because of the daily and arduous task of walking many miles every day in search of water for their survival and the survival of their families.

After reading the book, Vernon student Erik Ravn researched ways to help these children by embracing this worthy cause of bringing clean water to African communities. He started a recycling campaign to encourage the students to recycle water bottles and donate the proceeds to thewaterproject.org.

Oyster Bay High School student Skylar Guercia was especially touched by the lack of opportunity African girls have to go to school, prompting her initiative to expand this campaign to her school as well, joining in and mobilizing the students to recycle and donate. 

The recycling aspect of this campaign focuses on encouraging the participation of all students, while directly impacting our community and the environment by helping to keep garbage from landfills and oceans.

Our initial goal is to raise $750.00 to share in a water project. We are working hard collecting bottles and we would also appreciate online donations through this webpage. No donation is too small, every dollar counts!

Share this link with family and friends, recycle and donate!

Please help us make this operation a success!


Daniella Cunha
Donated $110.00 on 07/03/18
This donation reflects the 2,200 plastic bottles that Erik and Skylar have recycled at their schools. It was hard work but worth it!
Susan Freeburg
Donated $70.28 on 06/02/18
Thank you for caring for thise in lessor need.
Diana Levin
Donated $70.28 on 05/31/18
Great job Sky
Marie T Petrosino
Donated $20.00 on 05/30/18
we can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone No one is usless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Tracie Beer
Donated $68.00 on 05/22/18
Keep up the good work girl! Helping others, proud of you
Donated $206.11 on 05/22/18
Great job Sky, from Boo Boy
Ruechall Martin
Donated $20.00 on 05/22/18
Great project Skylar
Shawn Williams
Donated $103.20 on 05/22/18
So great that you are doing this, it's a wonderful thing Sky! xo Shawn and Stella
Renee Guercia
Donated $100.00 on 05/20/18
I am so proud of you Skylar, this is a beautiful thing, my beautiful Niece! Love you xo
Donated $70.28 on 05/11/18
Way to go Erik! Keep up the good work.

The Water Project is a U.S.-based charitable organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world.

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How this works

Dirty water impacts health, education, women, and income. Providing a reliable and safe water source allows communities to thrive.

The Water Project provides access to safe and reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa. Together, our support can end the water crisis and restore hope, one community at a time.

The coolest part? We'll all get to see our impact! Every gift is directly linked to a specific water project and community. We'll receive updates including photos and stories, maps and more!

Lives change when communities gain access to clean water. Let's experience it together. Make a donation to my fundraising campaign today!