Walking For Water 2022

EAST COAST – MAY 7 / WEST COAST MAY 22

THE 2022 WALKS ARE OVER!

WE REACHED OUR $100,000 GOAL!!! WHAT A WONDERFUL SET OF EVENTS, AWESOME AUCTION ITEMS AND PLENTY OF INSPIRATION! THANK YOU THANK YOU TO ALL WHO GAVE AND SUPPORTED OUR WONDERFUL TEENS FOR ANOTHER YEAR. WE CAN’T WAIT FOR THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF WALKING FOR WATER NEXT YEAR!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

FROM THE GLOBAL BRIDGE FOUNDATION

Another amazing announcement from our Partners at the Global Bridge Foundation. They surprised us last year with a wonderful donation and it seems they are taking it up a level for 2022! We are deeply blessed and speechless for their support and guidance. We hope to continue this friendship for a long time to come! Thank you Global Bridge!  

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

PLEASE ENJOY A SPECIAL SHOWING OF THE WONDERFUL DOCUMENTARY 20 MILES A GLASS. WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE THIS HEARTFELT DOCUMENTARY CELEBRATING WALKING FOR WATER AND OUR FOUNDER SOBONFU. AFTER BEING FEATURED ON PBS, WE HAVE THE BLESSING OF BEING ABLE TO SHOW IT TO YOU HERE. YOU CAN WATCH IT ANYTIME! ENJOY!!

WALKING FOR WATER INSTAGRAM FEED

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!!! ...

READ UP ON ALL THE AMAZING THINGS FROM OUR 2021 EVENT!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Our new collaborators from the Global Bridge Foundation have an amazing announcement for the walk! Absolutely wonderful!

WALKING FOR WATER 2021 – VIDEO EVENT

Like last year we are having a video component to our event – except this year you can watch it whenever you like! Just click play below and see some sharing from our teen groups, a few auction highlights, a little about our projects and a showing of 20 Miles a Glass, the wonderful documentary by Colter Johnson about Walking for Water. It was picked up by PBS! Sit back and ENJOY!

VIDEO FROM TWO NEW WELLS

We have video of two of our newer wells that were placed in Southern India for two villages whose community is part of the untouchable caste. These wonderful communities are vital and we trust these new wells will be with them for a long time.

We are deeply grateful for our ongoing partnership with the Phen-Dey Foundation. Our hope is for many more wells in the future. 

 

MASKS, TSHIRTS AND WONDERFUL TEEN ARTWORK POSTCARDS

WFW TSHIRT

A great way to support the cause and the high school clubs on the East and West Coasts. Follow the link to order your shirt special! 

monk bag

WFW MONK BAG

These specially made bags are a great way to support Walking for Water and Wisdom Spring, while also having a sturdy bag for all your goods! Buy one today!