St. Patrick School is a Pre-K-8th Grade Catholic School located in Wadsworth, Illinois. We have been inspired to help the global water crisis after reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. We are a service-oriented school, and are excited to use our resources to help a school in need.
We are young & passionate & were moved, almost to tears, after watching a documentary about the plight of school children in a lot of schools in Africa. We want to help them. Most of them do not have, what to us are the basic necessities of life. We had a very hard time coming to grips with the fact that even such a basic thing as clean drinking water was unavailable to the children! Fortunately, we were introduced to H2O for Life through our school. This is a fundraising project done each year at our school to help these children get safe drinking water. We cannot imagine We have chosen this school to support because the children there have to bring water from home. The majority of water collected is not potable & it is collected from runoff from the roads. The children suffer from water borne diseases with consequent dehydration & malnutrition. We can alleviate their suffering by helping raise $6000 to construct a tank that will collect clean drinking water. A 75,000-liter rainwater catchment tank will begin catching rainfall that will be used by the school’s students and staff for drinking, handwashing, cooking, cleaning, and much more. Here in the United States we can walk into any supermarket & have our choice of bottled drinking water. Furthermore, the tap water is safe to drink anywhere in the US. We know we cannot help achieve this level of comfort for these children but we know that together we can at least make a start. We thank H2O for life for giving us an opportunity to help these children & to make a difference in their lives. We are requesting that you join us by donating generously to this worthy cause. Thank you, Liam (11) Alex (7)
The Joseph Sears School is a K-8 public school in the Chicago suburbs. This student-led Student Advisory Board chose H20 for Life as their service project. The students feel that the world water shortage is an important problem which demands increased attention and education. The students feel very privileged to have water at their fingertips and hope to raise awareness and funds for this important cause.
The Newcomer Center is a transitional high school program for newly arrived immigrants and refugees in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. We provide support for students that are not only new to the US, but also have pre-beginning/beginning levels of English.
I am trying to teach my first graders the value of giving to others. I want them to be aware of the fact that they are part of a global community outside of the school. Hopefully, my students will begin to show empathy and caring for those less fortunate than themselves.
We are a social enterprise that sources and sells artisan craft goods, and then reinvests the profits into water charities. We strive to empower youth at home and abroad to do more water projects around the world! Baby steps can lead to giant leaps! To learn more check out www.Wristsponsible.com or follow us @Wristsponsible