WISDOM SPRING

WATER IS LIFE. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

WE HAVE OUR DATES FOR OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY WALKS!

WEST COAST WALK – LAGUNA BEACH, CA – MARCH 26, 2023

EAST COAST WALK – LEESBURG, VA – JUNE 3 (8:30AM)

WE ENGAGE YOUTH TO CARE FOR THE WORLD AROUND THEM

The youth are our future. Obvious, but true. We can encourage their voices to be heard, or we can ignore their voices. At Wisdom Spring we have spent years working directly with teens on the East and West Coasts, encouraging leadership and skill building. We listen to their voices and their inspiration. There is much we need to hear and learn from this important group

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Help us build wells. Help us pay for tuition. 

Make a CHOICE. Take ACTION. Create CHANGE.

What people often don’t realize is how something small can create a huge impact. Over the years we see the direct result of the donations given by individuals and organizations.

We see it in the 1,000’s of children whose covered tuition costs mean they can continue to learn and progress in school. We see it in the young girls not walking miles to fetch water —but yards — thanks to the wells built through donations from you.

We also see it in the teenagers we collaborate with, who learn how to bring their gifts forward and discover that they are leaders in their community. 

This is real impact, not some abstract idea of people far away. We work hard to assure that each dollar designated for a project goes to that project and makes a difference. We take time to confirm that what we say we support is actually supported.

And we have much more work to do.

 

“Sometimes the water table would be so low that there would be no water. So the men would go down and dig up the mud and pass it to the women, who would take it and press out whatever water they could. Then they put ash on the top. The ash separates the mud from the water as it settled to the bottom so we would have something to drink. And when I saw the animals, the trees, and the people die…I used to wonder if there was any end to this.”

Sobonfu Somé

While I was in Leesburg to meet with my Walking for Water teens. Many of you know it has been difficult to get back into Burkina Faso because of their struggles and the loss of Sobonfu. Needless to say my heart lies in West Africa. We have still helped in Kenya and all over India bringing water and education but unable to get into the area where my heart is called.

While in Leesburg I always go to the local Grocery store (Giant), and get my basic essentials (WATER). While there, I hear an accent (of course to me I always think it is someone from West Africa), but of course most of the time I am only 50% right. I think to myself Susan STOP you are making things up in your head. Well, right at that moment my $20 bill gets stuck and a beautiful woman with the accent comes to help. I can tell she is struggling with her day and I am sure she is struggling even more because of me. Phone ringing me saying ”where are you from”? She doesn’t respond and of course I can’t help myself I ask again. She responded with I can’t wait to move home this place isn’t for me. I want to help my people and bring education and water. We have saved up and are moving back in June. I then ask where are you from? She replies, “West Africa.” I get a full body rush of goose bumps. I can tell she feels it too. I say “I am here to support our youth in loudoun county and laguna beach schools to bring water and education to indigenous villages.” She starts to cry and I do too. I feel this energy move through us both. This happened in early October and since then her, her husband, my board, well drillers have spoken and our plans are to bring water to Togo and education. Everything looks like a go! I will travel in July to see it happen, but first I need to raise the money to do so.
Giving Tuesday is tomorrow and I am asking for you to bring clean water to Togo and education and to support us in bringing it to many locations in India too. We are a 501-c3 and if you have any questions or want our EIN number please reach out to me!
Please donate at https://www.wisdomspring.org/donate/#wisdomspring.org #water #makeadifference #livingyourgifts #walking4water #nonprofit #education #teens
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Approximately 67% of the population in Togo, Africa has access to clean water while only 75% can obtain this water within a walking distance of 30 minutes. Not only do the Togolese struggle to find drinking water, but bathroom facilities as well. Because of climate change, water scarcity is affecting countries all over Africa due to disproportionate supplies of rainfall, occurring in both floods and droughts. Help be apart of the fight for clean, accessible water today by joining Walking For Water and donating to wisdomspring.org
#waterislife💧
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Walking for Waters goal is to bring clean drinking water to all! Help us be apart of the change and check out our website! ...

Thank you! Steve Adams gallery for the first donation of this year. It is our 20th year as a club and it’s going to be a good one. Once again thank you @steveadamgallery for the beautiful piece. This will be auctioned off at our walk be sure to join us. #lagunabreezedistrict wisdomspring.org donation link ...

Early Saturday morning meetings, club members come join us at Susan’s house! (Link for donations wisdomspring.org) By supporting the cause you will be directly impacting the lives of thousands of people. ...

Many people don’t have access to drinking 64 oz of water per day. Join Walking For Water and be apart of the change! Be on the lookout for future weekly water facts! ...

Save lives Make a difference. Join us this Friday at 8:30am in room 500 @heritagehigh.nhs and @hertagehighschool to learn more. #leesburg #morvenparkequestriancenter ...

The first lunchtime meeting of the school year was a great one!
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#walking4water #charity #water #waterscarcity #givingback
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More than 80% of sewage in developing countries is discharged untreated, polluting rivers, lakes and coastal areas. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world's population could be living under water stressed conditions. Help bring water to those in need at wisdomspring.org .... #waterscarcity #fundraiser #humanitarian #helpingothers #nonprofit ...

Great meeting today! Pizza party for our teen activists! Keep coming up with great ideas for future events! ...

Thank you to all who participated in both the East and West Coast walks. The teens who worked tirelessly to make the walks the best they could possibly be could not have done it without you. We thank you. You are apart of the solution. ...

Huge thank you to everyone who came to the walk today! Great job everybody, we helped a lot of people today! Already planning and looking forward to next year! ...

We’ve got fun games!!! Be at the Laguna Beach High School field to play!!! Together we can make a difference! ...

A preview of just some of the artwork we have for auction today! Here at Laguna Beach High School 12 - 3 pm!!! Big thanks to @kxfmradio for the sweet tunes! ...

Laguna Beach teens are already working hard to set up for the annual walk and silent auction. Join us today from 12 - 3 pm! Together we can make a difference! ...

TODAY!!! The annual walk has finally come! Be at the Laguna Beach High School today from 12 - 3 pm! Join us to make a difference!!! ...

WHERE WE WORK

Over the years we have worked in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and India. We are always exploring opportunities both overseas and in the United States. Part of this is finding strong and reliable partners to share the work with, since it takes many people to make a project happen. LEARN MORE.

Our Top Priorities

We commit every day to making long lasting change for the world around us. We do this through several key areas of focus that make up part of our core mission.

YOUTH

Our projects have the success they do because we engage high school age students in leadership roles. They bring a focus and passion that inspires others to contribute and get involved. They are the future of this work.

EDUCATION

Knowledge is power. In parts of the world, covering the cost of school tuition poses a huge challenge for families. As a result access to education and higher learning becomes impossible. We commit to bridge that gap.

WATER

Water is life. We take for granted every day that we can simply turn on a tap and fill a glass or a pot with water. However this is not the experience of everyone in the world. We strive to improve that reality.

Upcoming Events

WALKING FOR WATER 2023

IT IS OUR 20TH YEAR THIS YEAR FOR WALKING FOR WATER. OUR HOPE IS FOR MANY MORE TO COME! MAKE SURE TO SAVE THE DATES.

WEST COAST WALK – LAGUNA BEACH, CA – MAR 26, 2023

EAST COAST WALK – LEESBURG, VA – JUNE 3, 2023 (8:30AM)

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”

- Mahatma Ghandi

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