A Record-Setting 2018

A record-setting 2018, with even bigger dreams for 2019. We set several records in 2018, including raising over $3 million—which will provide 35,000 more people with clean water! You made this possible. You walked in record numbers, bought and shared $100,000 in award-winning wine, and raised $1 million in one unforgettable evening. Our youth programs […]

2017 Honduras Water Tour | photos & stories from the field

Twenty-five supporters from Chicago, Phoenix, San Francisco, Austin, Dallas, and Seattle, as well as our Global Fellows, joined us for an unforgettable week in Honduras. Travelers endured miles of rough roads to experience spectacular scenery, a tour of a local coffee farm, the Mayan Ruins of Copan, and the opportunity to witness Hondurans changing their own […]

IT’S WORLD WATER DAY! Take What You Love & Turn it into Water

TODAY IS WORLD WATER DAY! Take What You Love and Turn it into Water In honor of World Water Day we celebrate our supporters who have turned what they love into water! You have biked, run, climbed mountains, quilted, pledged your birthdays and bar mitzvahs, baked, and sold lemonAID. What do YOU love? The Sellars […]

Ethiopia Water Tour 2016

Thank you to the people of Ethiopia―especially our partner Water Action and the communities of Dawo Kara and Dima Jeliwan―for your gracious hospitality. Thank you for the delicious buna (coffee) and injera bread, and for opening your homes and sharing your lives with 31 Americans. We are proud to call you colleagues and friends. It […]

Water1st International & Seattle Reign FC Form Partnership to Reduce Water Access Challenges for World’s Poorest

The Water1st Ethiopia Water Tour departs February 12. Travelers, including Seattle Reign FC players and Water1st Global Fellows, will experience the water crisis firsthand and meet the people and projects we support. Seattle – Water1st International is excited to announce a new partnership with professional women’s soccer team Seattle Reign FC. In addition to announcing the new partnership, Water1st […]

Jim Ennis – an extraordinary legacy – $250,000 bequest to Water1st

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] photo above: Jim (left) and Jerry, Venice 1985 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”JAMES LEE ENNIS:” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:20|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”AN EXTRAORDINARY LEGACY” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:20|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”$250,000 BEQUEST TO WATER1ST” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:20|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]We are honored to announce Water1st International’s second Country Level Sponsor for 2015 — Jim Ennis. Country Level Sponsors are individuals or institutions who contribute $250,000 or more in a […]

Seattle Carry5 Walk for Water Raises $120,000!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]More than 700 people carried water for 5 kilometers in solidarity with the millions of women and children around the world who still carry water every day. Together, walkers raised over $120,000—providing communities in Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Honduras with clean water at the turn of a tap! Thank you for ending the walk for water […]

Nishka to Celebrate her 10th Birthday at Carry5!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In a few days Nishka will turn 10. She talked with her parents about what she wanted to do for her BIG birthday. When they heard about the Carry5 Walk for Water, Nishka decided Carry5 would be the perfect way to celebrate her 10th birthday. Instead of birthday gifts, Nishka has invited her friends […]

The Northwest School Continues to Lead the Way!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The 8th-grade class at Seattle’s Northwest School has participated in the Carry5 Walk for Water since 2008, funding a total of five water projects in Ethiopia. This year more than 40 students are walking with their school’s Carry5 team, and have raised more than $7,000 so far. Thanks to a generous donor, their total […]

Meet 8-year-old Sophie

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 8-year-old Sophie is raising money for the Seattle Carry5 Walk for Water on May 31. So far she’s raised nearly $525. Here’s her story. “I have a lot of things to do (like school, piano, soccer, campfire club and climbing) but I am doing this because out of all of those things, Water1st is […]

10 years ago, a toast was made…”To Water1st!” … “and Beer2nd!”

Water1st-Beer2nd Ten years ago, a toast was made to the founding of Water1st — “To Water1st!”…which was followed by, “and Beer2nd!” “Hey,” we said, “that’s an event!” Since then, Water1st-Beer2nd events have been held in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Chicago. This April, Seattle is going back to the early W1B2 years…at Hale’s Palladium! Join […]

Thank you for celebrating World Water Day with us!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our World Water Day celebration. We received over 400 photo and video entries! We learned that the Water1st community loves to spend time with their kids and pets, play sports, play music, read, and lots of other things. We had participants from all over the US and even […]

March 22 is World Water Day

Share you picture (or video) and earn $1 for Water1st! For 1 billion people around the world, clean water is anything but easily available. Millions of women and children spend up to 5 hours a day collecting and carrying dirty water for their families. This leaves them no time for school or other work. And […]

Involving Your School/Youth Group + Carry5 Walk for Water

Water1st Presentations We’d love to involve your school, scout troop, place of worship, or company. To help generate momentum and participation in our upcoming Carry5 Walk for Water, we’re available to come talk to your group about the world water crisis and how you can make a difference. We also have a Water Curriculum for […]

In Mari Tuji’s Own Words: From “Miserable” to “The Best”

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, we will be sending you a “then and now” story once a month through the end of the year, highlighting the changes that the Water1st community has made possible around the world. We hope you enjoy this look at the impact you’ve had these past 10 years. Mari Tuji—then […]

Breaking the ‘Cantaro’ and Ending the Walk for Water

Earlier this month we visited our projects in Honduras and celebrated the completion of two community projects that you helped make possible. Clean water is now being piped directly to all 300 households and available at the turn of a tap! At the San Bartolo-Capuca water inauguration ceremony, Eve (pictured above) stood before the community […]