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My name is Lauren and I am a sophomore at Eleanor Roosevelt High School located in Eastvale, CA. I have partnered with my 12-year old sister, Khloe, to fundraise for Water in South Sudan through RECYCLING! Please join us in recycling for a good cause!

I have been working on a CAN and BOTTLE recycling project as a way to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses polluting the air. Did you know that for every 10 pounds of aluminum you recycle, you eliminate 37 pounds of carbon emissions from the air! Now that's something to be proud of!

Recycling is easy to do and because I live in a bottle program state, that means we get 5 cents for bottles and cans that are less than 24 ounces, and 10 cents for larger ones. According to CalRecycle, more than $100 million worth of bottles and cans (CRV) end up in a landfill EVERY YEAR because no one takes them to a recycling center! That's where YOU AND I come in!

Check out the potential:

  • In California, about 6 billion bottles and cans end up in the landfill every year - that's more than $100 million worth of unclaimed CRV!
  • CRV refunds are available to anyone who returns the bottles and cans to a recycling center. 
  • By eliminating the need to manufacture new products from raw materials, recycling reduces energy use, in turn reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses in the air.
  • My little sister, Khloe, is a 7th grader; she is a student at Sky Mountain Charter School in California. She was thinking about her first service-learning project and after reading A Long Walk To Water, a novel by Linda Sue Park, she knew exactly what she wanted to do! She wanted to find a way to reach students in the developing world and help them have access to clean, safe drinking water.

    Did you know, that in 2021 nearly a billion people have no access to clean, safe drinking water?!

    It's true!

    This impacts children in the developing world in devastating ways—from missing school (collecting water consumes nearly half of every day) to disease and death (over 4,500 children each day).

    My sister and I have partnered up! 100% of all the money I collect from recycling will be donated to THE WATER PROJECT! Not only will I help combat climate change, which helps preserve the planet, but it is making a clear, significant good to the people that need one of our most beautiful and important resources - WATER!

    I hope you accept my invitation and CAN join us to fund a water project. With your gifts and your help rallying support, we can provide clean, safe and reliable water to a community in Africa.

    Today, too many children suffer needlessly - walking miles for dirty water that makes them sick. You and I can change that. Please make a donation and then help me spread the word.

     

    Get Involved - Give Clean Water

    When you donate today, you will know your money is being put to good use. 100% of donations go directly toward well repair. Even a $20 gift will change many lives. Imagine what $50 or $100 will do! A typical well repair project will cost about $500.

    TAKE THE CHALLENGE!

    Collect aluminum cans and other bottles and return them to a recycling center. Give yourself a high-five for protecting EARTH!

    Now take the money you got for recycling and donate it to THE WATER PROJECT! Now you've taken your recycling efforts and increased its "GOOD" level into

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    Bob Alyssa
    Donated $25.00 on 10/26/21
    for clean water

    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!