Help Fund a Water Project

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

My name is Rachel Parilis. In June of 2013, I will become a Bat Mitzvah. As many of you may know, becoming a Bat Mitzvah means doing a Mitzvah Project. For my Mitzvah Project, I would like to raise enough money to purchase a well for a village in Africa, so they can have the clean water that they need. 

Last year, when I was in 6th grade, we spent a lot of time learning about the water crisis and the things that I learned made me very concerned. For example, I learned that many people had go through a dangerous journey just to get one bucket of water to bring home. Often they had to drink dirty water that made them sick. I can't imagine living like this and I don't want them to have to either. Between now, and my Bat Mitzvah in June, I will be asking all of you to help me in my goal of raising $4500.00 to purchase this well. I hope you will be there, not only for me, but for the people who really need you. Thank you so much for your love and support. Rachel Parilis

Who's Helping?

Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
03/27/13John Feng$100.00Congratulations Rachel and good luck
03/26/13Judy Wein$18.00Good luck Rachel.
03/25/13Alicia Tether$100.00Rachel, what a wonderful idea! Best wishes to you!
03/22/13Sara Hayes$25.00Great cause - good luck!
03/22/13Yoli Finley$36.00You are a super star!
03/22/13Alex Tushinsky$25.00Great cause! Good luck!
03/22/13Bruce Paul$100.00Thank you for doing this, Rachel.
03/11/13Tara Boyle$50.00Good luck Rachel!
02/12/13Greenwich Associates$250.00
02/12/13Melinda Skoller$100.00Worthy goal. Love you!Michael, Melinda, Mallory, Madison and Mackenzie Skoller
12/21/12Reesa Weingold$36.00Rachel what yo are doing is truely amazing...much like you!
12/02/12Leslie Hann$36.00Good luck on this worthy project and mazel tov on your upcoming Bat Mitzvah!
12/02/12Susan Parilis$22.00Keep up the good work Rae!
09/25/12Robert Sha[iro$25.00
09/06/12Jeff Cartwright-Smith$25.00May this be the start of a lifetime of activism in what you believe in!
09/05/12Eileen Feder$18.00Congratulations and good luck. is this a project for your upcoming Bat Mizvah???
09/05/12Irina Komarova$25.00I support you, Rachel, in your efforts for such an honorable cause.
09/04/12Sheri Bretan$10.00What a great effort. Congrats to you, Rachel
09/04/12Matt K$7.00
09/04/12Robert & Dolores Agan$101.00Love to you Rachel
09/04/12Anonymous Donor$28.00Good job Rachel, and congrats on your bat mitzvah!
09/04/12Rich Skoller$100.00
09/03/12Eden Sherman$14.00An incredibly important cause...happy to be able to help.
09/03/12Joanna Plunkitt$14.00Wonderful Mitzvah!
09/03/12Leland Shook$10.00
09/03/12Dan Parilis$7.00This is a wonderful project for you to pursue, Rae! I'm proud of you. (:
09/02/12Aron Galonsky$7.00What a great effort, Rachel! Best of luck on the well and Mazel Tov on the upcoming Bat Mitzvah.
09/02/12Gary Parilis$7.00
09/02/12Susan Parilis$7.00Good luck!

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.