Help Fund a Water Project

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


My name is Samuel Hafner and I am the principal of Liberty Bell Elementary School located in Coopersburg, PA. Recently our students completed their annual reading program. This year the theme was the upcoming Summer Olympics. I set a very lofty goal for our students: Every student will earn at least one gold medal. If the students achieved this I would then walk to school from my home (12.5 miles). Though the students did not achieve the goal completely, they still earned a total of 1,040 medals which is tremendous! Thus, I have decided to still reward the students by walking to school. But rewarding the students is not the only thing I hope to achieve by this walk...

I am also inspired to be a part of such a worthwhile cause and I hope that you will join me. The Water Project changes lives in a way that is measurable and sustainable. As a parent and an educator, I want to "walk the talk.” I see this as an ideal opportunity to inspire our children to look beyond their own environment at Liberty Bell as we encourage responsibility and generosity.


My walk for water means something to me personally because a lack of access to clean water affects education. If you are sick, you cannot go to school. If teachers are sick, classes are canceled. If you are too busy fetching water, you cannot study. Without clean water it is much harder to grow food, and hungry children are not good students. These struggles make poverty inevitable.


A child dies every 15 seconds from a lack of clean water.


I will be walking on Tuesday, May 29th. Please consider a donation. Every dollar donated through this link will help to fund a designated project in Sierra Leone. Though you may not be able to join me along the walk, let's work together to make a difference in people's lives. You can be a part of the solution. I encourage you to forward this to anyone and everyone, plaster it on Facebook and support me and the community as we strive to make a difference.


“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”-Mahatma Gandhi

Who's Helping?

Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
09/20/12Liberty Bell PTA$115.00
08/14/12Corinne A Orts Gunkle$25.00
08/07/12Amelia Cassaday$175.00You have inspired me to collect donations for the Water Project instead of receiving birthday presents from my friends. Thank you for showing us how to "walk the walk" and put your w
07/11/12Shannon Phillips$20.00Great project!! Good Luck!!
07/06/12jacqueline sedler$50.00
06/26/12Liberty Bell Elementary$150.00Your staff supports you Mr. Hafner!
06/10/12Debra Witt$50.00
06/07/12Cindy Sterrett$25.00Dedication and honesty are being shown to all Liberty Bell kids! Thanks for being YOU, Sam!
06/07/12The Lindsay Family$50.00Making Liberty Bell and Southern Lehigh Proud!
06/05/12Margie Hollinshead$25.00You make us proud!
06/05/12Douglas A. Lang$50.00
06/01/12Sofia and Frankie Boensch$32.00We're so proud of you that you walked so far!
05/31/12Vicki Burgos$50.00Way to go Mr. Hafner!!!
05/31/12Lori Limpar$75.00Way to go Sam! From Hopewell staff
05/30/12Leigh Ann LaKose$100.00congrats on your successful walk. your neighbors& friends Leigh Ann & Leo
05/30/12Tom and Sandy Ahlstrom$25.00Hurrah for you, Sam!! What a landmark project to promote!! We were thinking of you yesterday. . Great effort!
05/29/12Brian Smith$50.00Great job motivating the kids to read more books. I wish you were my principal!
05/29/12David Lang$20.00What an amazing effort Sam! Can't wait to hear about the 12 mile walk. Makes us so proud of you. David and Crystal
05/29/12Laurissa Kashmer$100.00You set such a phenomenal example. Thanks for being such a great principal.
05/29/12diane marmor$25.00
05/29/12Carol Yale$25.00
05/29/12William Corvino$250.00You rock Mr. Hafner! Thanks for being a great principal and role model!
05/29/12Rebecca Scheetz$50.00
05/29/12Dorothy "Patti" Mohr$50.00Thanks for all you do!
05/29/12Sam & Nick Bull$50.00Best of luck on the walk Mr Hafner!!
05/28/12Nancy Whiteman$50.00Go Sam! We are proud of you!
05/28/12 The Ruch Family $50.00âI am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.â Helen Ke
05/28/12Kate & Kyle Nord$50.00Thank you for leading by example and being such a positive presence in our community.
05/28/12Emily Talierco$30.00Go Mr. Hafner! We are proud of you!
05/28/12Linda Milliman$50.00You're the best, Sam...thanks for all you do!!
05/28/12Elda and Armando García$30.00¡Buena suerte en la caminata! This is a great cause!
05/28/12Bamberger family$25.00Best of luck with your walk!
05/28/12Kelly Dougherty$30.00So proud of you, Mr. Hafner!
05/28/12Lindsey Lang$50.00
05/28/12Anonymous Donor$50.00
05/27/12Janet and Allen Miltenberger$50.00This is a great cause Sam! We support you all the way!!
05/27/12Laura Rush$20.00
05/27/12Christian Pickell$35.00
05/27/12Ann Greenzweig$25.00Snooperiffic! Snoopy likes the idea of clean water in his water dish, too!
05/26/12James Straub$30.00OGO Pride, Sam! Your efforts are a true testament to who you are, keep up the great work!
05/25/12Gretchen Hoff$20.00Liberty Bell Pride!
05/22/12Harold Millman$25.00The Millman family wish to thank Mr Hafner for his efforts and for bringing this problem to the attention of the people here in Upper Saucon Township and SLSD
05/22/12Leah Christman$80.00Go Sam! We are so proud of what you are doing for our kids and the water project!From your Admin Team!
05/22/12Brianna Stock$20.00Liberty Bell Pride!
05/21/12The Psaila Family$100.00Mr. Hafner, you are such a great example for the kids at Liberty Bell. You work hard and always give 110%!
05/21/12Jadell Rehrig$20.00
05/21/12Jack Cacace$25.00Goooooooo Mr. Hafner!!
05/21/12Lizzie Cacace$25.00Go Mr. Hafner - you can do it!!
05/21/12Tamlin Ferguson$25.00Thank you for inspiring others!!!
05/21/12Maurer Family$20.00Go Mr. Hafner!
05/20/12Elyse Paugh$50.00Good Luck!!!!!!!
05/20/12Jake Paugh$50.00You go Mr. Hafner!!!!!!
05/20/12Drew Bruck$25.00
05/20/12Maricelis G Matsinger$25.00
05/18/12Maria Misevicius$25.00
05/18/12Larry Glantz$15.00Hey Sam...donating $5 each for Rocko, Liecy and are awesome and we want to support your effort...thanks for all you do and have done...let me know when you are ready to visit LV...LG
05/17/12Jack Johnson$25.00Good luck walking to school, Mr. Hafner!
05/17/12Kim&Alyssa Adams$25.00Good luck & be safe !
05/17/12Robbie Allen$25.00
05/17/12Kristen Lewis$25.00
05/17/12Jodi Seitz$40.00
05/17/12Melissa Decker-Mann$15.00
05/17/12Leslie Hoke$25.00
05/17/12Peter Slay$100.00'Most Obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them.' - Orison Swett Marden
05/17/12The Scozzafava Family$50.00You are an inspiration in so many ways. Thanks for all you've done at Liberty Bell for our children.
05/17/12Miriam Allison$25.00
05/16/12Wes Hyduke$15.00Go for it Sammy!
05/16/12Samuel Hafner$50.00As a school and community, let's work together and make a difference! Thank you all for your encouragement and support!
05/16/12Paul Sabino$25.00Here ya go Mr. H! From all of us. Keep up the good work.
05/16/12Timothy Gill$100.00 Good Luck on your long walk!! Meow from your the crazy morning dog and family!
05/16/12Gloria Montes-Kelly$30.00!Gracias por ser un buen modelo para nuestros estudiantes!
05/16/12Vickie Maund$40.00Mr Hafner, You are such a positive example to your students. Thank You!
05/16/12Charles OKeefe$25.00You are truly an inspiration to our community!
05/16/12Kelly Fitzmaurice$25.00And away he goes! :)
05/16/12Laura Sunners$25.00Way to go, Mr. Hafner!
05/16/12Tracy L Stough$25.00Come one Coopersburg and Liberty Bell...let's support Mr. Hafner in this most noble cause!

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.