"I have just started my third fundraising campaign with The Water Project. As a teacher, I start a new one each year, and use it as a platform to not only help raise money, but also to help my fifth graders further develop global awareness, deepen their compassion, and feel that they have played an active role in making a difference in the world.
The Water Project is certainly committed to making a difference in the world. By working to bring safe, clean drinking water to local African villages, they are really empowering communities. With water, more children can go to school. Fewer women and children risk their lives on long treks to dirty watering holes. There is a huge increase in the overall health of the community. Each of these seemingly small things helps to level the playing field and provide for more equity for the community members. Each of these seemingly small things is making a huge impact.
The people that I have worked with at the Water Project have been so incredibly supportive and helpful. when I started my first campaign, Maggie reached right out to me to introduce herself. I had so many questions when I first started out, and she was right there to answer all of them. She also gave me so many great ideas to increase the engagement of my school, and ultimately, increase my fundraising. She even recently hosted a Google Meet with my team of teachers and students to introduce the project for this school year, and answer any of our questions. She was amazing!! Maggie was able to answer any question that my fifth graders threw at her, and was so upbeat, positive and helpful. The students had additional questions after our session ended, so Maggie said she would answer them via email. Overall, she and all of the others that I have had contact with have been so easy to get ahold of, knowledgeable, and show genuine passion for the work they do.
I could not be more happy to be doing my part to help The Water Project fulfill their vision. "