Seattle

Walk to experience what 1 billion people do every single day? Carry up to 5 gallons of water
for 5 kilometers – or as much as you’re able – in support of those who need clean water.

Together, we can reach our $125,000 walk goal and provide communities
in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Honduras with clean water at the turn of a tap!

REGISTER

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Registration Fee: $15/person
Children 5 & under are free
Includes a FREE Carry5 T-shirt

FORM A TEAM: Rally your family & friends – from your school, workplace, sports team, scout troop, place of worship – to walk with you.

Not on a Team? You can register as an individual walker.

RAISE MONEY FOR CLEAN WATER

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Every $75 you raise provides a child with clean water & a toilet FOR LIFE.

If you or your team raise $5,000 or more, you can have a personalized plaque at a community water project.

> Tips for Successful Fundraising
> Download Pledge Form
> Scroll down for more fundraising resources

WHY WE WALK

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AROUND THE WORLD…
– 200 million women & children spend up to 5 hours each day walking for water
– 5 million girls cannot go to school because they are carrying water
– 5,000 children die from water-related diseases every day
– The world’s poor spend $30 billion each year treating preventable water-related illnesses

THE SOLUTION…
Water1st projects save lives + create opportunity.
– Girls can go to school
– Women’s time is freed up to earn an income
– Families begin to save money

Resources to help you fundraise or to run your own Carry5 event

· Planning your Carry5 Walk (PDF)
· Carry5 pledge form (PDF)
· Walk for Water signs/messages (PDF)
· Sample Carry5 poster (PDF)

· Sample fundraising letter (DOC) | (PDF)
· Fundraising ideas (PDF)
· LemonAID sign (PDF)

Photos from the 2015 Carry5 Walk for Water

Our Carry5 fundraisers did an amazing job as ambassadors for people who carry water every day. Thank you to everyone who set up a fundraising page, and everyone who supported the efforts of these fundraisers!

2015 Top Fundraising Teams:
1. The Northwest School ($10,399 x 2 thanks to a matching donor)
2. Eastside Catholic
3. Piette Water Walkers
4. Washington Middle School
5. Queen Anne Elementary

2015 Top Individual Fundraisers:
1. Giuliana Sercu ($6,800!)
2. Rachel Anderson
3. Nathaniel Caplan
4. Max Sarkowsky
5. Mia Cerceo

Outstanding Fundraisers:
This is a list of teams and individuals who deserve recognition for raising $750 or more, helping 10+ people access clean water and toilets for life!

The Desai Family
Melina Nilson and Natalia Kukolja
Zoe Barker-Aderem
Marge Rau & Team Grama
Isabel Schmidt
Macenna Hansen
Cameron Davis
Donna Verhasselt
Mosey Brown
Larry & Betty Nilson

Elli Lingappa
Kiran Lingappa
Sophie Harrison (read more about Sophie’s fundraising efforts here >>)
Lily Schwartz
Sam Kirley
Hamilton Middle School
Seattle Reign
St. Anne Cares
Bertschi Walkamolies
Team TOPS

Bush School
The Well Wishers (McDonald School)
Lake & Company
Isabel’s Team
UPrep Pumps
L-Dub Fuerza
Nishka’s 10th (read about Nishka’s 10th birthday donation here >>)
Alaina & Anya Lewis
Roosevelt High School
Garfield High School Water1st Club
The Purifiers

SPONSORS

Our In-Kind Sponsors:

STORIES

For more information about Carry5, contact Jen Norling at 206.297.3024 or JenniferNorling@water1st.org.