Carry water for 5km in solidarity with the 2 billion people who lack access to clean water + support new water projects.

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Walk with us in Seattle, Portland (Oregon), or in your own neighborhoods across the world!

Carry water for 5km in solidarity with the 2 billion people who lack access to clean water + support new water projects.

Dates + registration info below.

SEATTLE AND WORLDWIDE

SUNDAY, MAY 5 @ 1:00 PM

We walk so they don’t have to.

Walk with us at Seattle Center Fountain or in your own neighborhoods across the world!

$25/person (prior to May 5)
$35 (day-of)
Children 5 & under Free
Registration includes a Carry5 t-shirt

Help us reach our $200,000 goal to provide piped water + a toilet for every household in our Kenya project community. Support a walk participant or donate.

ARE YOU INSPIRED TO FUNDRAISINE FOR THIS EVENT?

This is a B.Y.O.C. event – Bring Your Own Container. Save those empty milk jugs!

This is a B.Y.O.C. event – Bring Your Own Container.
Save those empty milk jugs!

Seattle Walk Day Info & Schedule HERE.
(Leashed dogs are welcome!)

SEATTLE AND WORLDWIDE

we walk so they don't have to.

Sunday, May 5 @ 1:00 PM
Walk with us at Seattle Center Fountain or in your own neighborhoods across the world!
$25/person (prior to May 5)
$35 (day-of)
Children 5 & under Free
Registration includes a Carry5 t-shirt
ARE YOU INSPIRED TO FUNDRAISE?

Help us reach our $200,000 goal to provide piped water + a toilet for every household in our Kenya project community. Support a walk participant or donate.

This is a B.Y.O.C. event – Bring Your Own Container. Save those empty milk jugs!

This is a B.Y.O.C. event – Bring Your Own Container.
Save those empty milk jugs!

Seattle Walk Day Info & Schedule HERE.
(Leashed dogs are welcome!)
FAQs
  1. Walk for Water signs/messages (PDF)
  2. Fundraising ideas (PDF)
  3. I walk because . . . sign (PDF)
  4. Carry5 flyer (PDF)
Read about typical issues with making secure donations here.
You can read more about bank fees and credit card fees here.
The team leader creates and manages a Team Fundraising page, recruits teammates, sets fundraising goals, organizes fundraising activities, and is the team’s biggest cheerleader. But where to start? Read here!

Each fundraiser page must have its own unique email address to verify the team membership/fundraising page. Many families choose to share a single fundraising page.

Alternatively, many common email providers allow for alias emails. This is one possible way to to use/receive email without sharing the email address. Contact your email provider for support to set this up.

SEATTLE, PORTLAND & WORLDWIDE

TOGETHER WE RAISED OVER $210,000!

Together, we’ve raised $210,484 for the Emukoye, Kenya water project!

You carried water in solidarity in Seattle, Portland, Boston, Chicago, Santa Barbara, Dhaka, and soon Barcelona. You donated from all over the world.

Missed the event? There’s still time to donate to provide piped water + a toilet for every household in Emukoye, Kenya.

Funds raised from the Carry5 Walk will provide a piped water project for the community of Musambirisi, Kenya. Every family will have clean water at the turn of a tap with a sink, a toilet, and shower at their home—ending their walk for water forever!

Thank you for your generous support of Water1st. And special thanks to our youth board members who are leading this event and fundraising effort. We are honored to be working alongside so many compassionate and motivated advocates.

Looking for a fundraising campaign page for an individual or a team?
Click a button below and scroll to the bottom of the registration page to search.

PORTLAND, OREGON

SUNDAY, MAY 21 @ 12:30 PM

Walk with us at Wilshire Park! The Walk starts at the park entrance at NE Skidmore & NE 35th PL.

This is a B.Y.O.C. event – Bring Your Own Container filled with water to carry. Save your empty milk jug, fill it with water, and bring to the Walk.

NEW CHALLENGE MATCH! If the Water1st Youth Board raises $10,000 more, a group of donors will match it. Help us capture the match!

2023 photo gallery

Special thanks to our top 2023 Carry5 advocates & fundraisers

Top Individual Fundraiser: Nishka Shah raised $10,600
Top Individual Fundraiser Runner-Up: Georgia Langworthy raised $6,050
Top Fundraising Team & Winner of the 2023 Golden Jerry Can: The Overlake School raised $14,585
Top Fundraising Team Runner-up: Lakeside School raised $12,600
Individual with the Most Donors : Amelie Fleury
Individual with the Most Donors Runner-up: Caroline Carter
Team with the Most Walkers: Lincoln High School
Outstanding Youth Board Advocate: Nishka Shah

High fives to all fundraisers who raised $500 and above, providing a household in Emukoye, Kenya, with a piped-water connection: Carolyn Bardon, Luke Barkett, Ella Benders, Ava Berard, Jeffrey Blair, Hannah Bovitz, Elizabeth Briscoe, Finn Briscoe, Brody Bryant, Stuart Bushfield, Evan Carr, Caroline Carter, Carolyn Davis, Carys Davis, Kendra DeLawter, Joyita Haque Dhara, Katie Dillon, Mazzy Fagerlund, Amelie Fleury, Leo Fonte, Charlotte Graham, Julia Heyworth, Sandra Jerez, Ariana Kaye, Tim Kirley, Luc Koenig, Preslie Lampitt, Georgia Langworthy, Mina Leon, Saraellen Mathewson, Daley McSherry, Elizabeth Moore, Sanaya Mundra, Mackenzie Murphy, Betty Nilson, Larry Nilson, Brooke North, Nichola Olk, Kent Place, Janice Place, Zoe Pomeroy, Amelia Roller, Max Schrock, Jagger Schwartz, Nishka Shah, Ana Sieler, Asta Skoglund, Olivia Smoltz, Colson Struss, Armaan Thomas, Jennifer Thomsen, Nolan Todd, Charlie Valdman, Ellie White, Isabel Willems, and Scott Wolf.

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

FUNDRAISING TOOLS

  1. Walk for Water signs/messages (PDF)
  2. Fundraising ideas (PDF)
  3. I walk because . . . sign (PDF)
  1. Walk for Water signs/messages (PDF)
  2. Fundraising ideas (PDF)
  3. I walk because . . . sign (PDF)
  4. Carry5 flyer (PDF)
  5. Carry5 poster (PDF)

Why we walk

Over 2 billion people lack access to clean water. Women and girls spend hours every day carrying home every drop of water their families use.
When everyone, everywhere has piped water and a toilet, the impact is transformative.

Together we walk for a healthier & more equitable world.

WALK 5km (3.1 miles) in solidarity with the 2 billion people who still lack access to clean water.

CARRY as much water as you are able. Whether you are walking with us in person or in your own neighborhoods, save your empty milk jugs!

RALLY friends, family, colleagues—spread the word—the more people who walk, the bigger impact we will have.

FUNDRAISE to provide piped water + a toilet for every household in our Kenya project community.

SHARE our Carry5 page on social media, tag us @water1st and use #carrywater2024

For our Seattle Center Fountain participants, at a minimum we will follow city and county COVID-19 safety guidelines. Vaccination will be required for attendance.

Questions? Contact us at 206.297.3024 or via email.
Our Impact

Water1st projects save lives & create opportunity. To date, over 273,000 people have gained access to clean water and a toilet and over 1 million hours of walking for water have been eliminated, unlocking valuable potential. This time can now be used to go to school and earn an income, allowing families to save money.

Special thanks to our top 2022 Carry5 advocates & fundraisers

Our Top Individual Fundraisers:
Nishka Shah
Elizabeth Merten
Carolina Harr
Luke Barkett
Brody & Spencer Bryant

Winner of the 2022 Golden Jerry Can: Big Stepas
Other Top Fundraising Teams:
The Overlake School
Jagger Schwartz & Sanaya Mundra
The Marin School
Central Catholic

Top International Team: Chadwick International School in Seoul, South Korea

Outstanding Advocates: Ellie White + Max Hunter
The Team with the Most Walkers: Alive Covenant Church
The Team with the Most Donors: The Overlake School
Rookie of the Year: Leonard Williams

 

 

High fives to all fundraisers who raised $500 and above, providing a household in San Jose, Honduras, with a piped-water connection:

Kirk Anderson, Carolyn Bardon, Luke Barkett, Ella Benders, Ava Berard, Asha Bilimoria, Carmel Bollag, Finn Briscoe, Bergen Brown, Brody & Spencer Bryant, Stuart Bushfield, Evan Carr, Lynn Carr, Bill Carr, Caroline Carter, Carly Cohen, Charlie Coluccio, Carys Davis, Theo Davis, Ava DePalma, Ayden Duchovnay, Sylvia Ewart, Mazzy Fagerlund, Hunter Family, Ella Flandreau, Cosette Fleury, Rhonda Garrison, Madison Gleason, Charlotte Graham, Carolina Harr, Carmel Hatami, Lorelei Heisler, Kimya Howell, Jack Huber, Jane Hurley, Sandra Jerez, Max Johnson, Grace Johnson, Tim Kirley, Preslie Lampitt, Andrew Lane, Beck Langstraat, Georgia Langworthy, Nick Lucht, C Makar-Witucki, Saraellen Mathewson, Ava McDonald, Daley McSherry, Elizabeth Merten, Maile Morgan, Sanaya Mundra, Larry & Betty Nilson, Nichola Olk, Alex Park, Meghan Pitts, Mia Predmore, Amelia Roller, Dannan Roy, Max Schrock, Beth Schubert, Jagger Schwartz, Nishka Shah, Ana Sieler, Randolph Silver, Quinn Smith, Rhea Somanna, Colson Struss, Mollie Verhasselt, Caden Webster, Ellie White, Caroline White, Leonard Williams, Zoe Withers, and Harrison Wood.

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Thank you! Muchas Gracias!

Together we raised $183,000!

Over 570 people (and dogs!) showed up to carry water for 5 kilometers, walking in solidarity with people around the world who still carry water every day.

Participants raised $183,000 (and still counting) to support household water connections in the community of San Jose, Honduras. By this time next year, each family will have clean water, a toilet, and a shower.

Missed the walk? There’s still time to donate.

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Wine sales tax and shipping fees

Sales tax: Sales tax is based on your address. We’ll send you a receipt that includes your sales tax and shipping fee (if applicable).

Approximate shipping costs:
Fall 2021 promotion – Free shipping of orders of 12 bottles (1 case). You may order as many cases as you want. Free shipping promotion is limited to 2 cases/person/month.

Please note approximate shipping costs vary depending on destination. Due to shipping fees that are beyond our control, our suggested minimum order is 3 bottles:
1-3 bottles $24-28
6 bottles $27-37
12 bottles $37-57
*If shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, please call the winery for a quote at (509) 875-2211

Shipping available to the following 36 states + Washington DC: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Water from Wine is a very small winery and unable to benefit from competitive shipping rates that larger wineries enjoy. Wine is shipped via UPS, which adds additional fees for shipping alcohol because an adult over 21 must sign for delivery. Water from Wine does not profit from shipping costs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns..