Carry5 Walk for Water Raises over $100,000

Over 700 walkers of all ages carried water for 5 kilometers in solidarity with the 1 billion people around the world who still carry water every day. Together, walkers and their sponsors raised a record $102,000 – providing communities in Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Honduras with clean water at the turn of a tap! Thank you […]

Navalent Consulting Sponsors a Water Point

Navalent formed a team for the Carry5 Walk for Water. They raised over $7,000 and sponsored a water point in Gonbisa Kussaye, Ethiopia, which was completed in February 2014. “We were thrilled by the encouragement and expressions of gratitude we received for participating in Carry5. As we sent out our fundraising pages to friends and family, we […]

Lemonade + Seedling Stands = Clean Water for 135 people

Elli is a 7th grader at TOPS K-8 and serves on the Water1st Middle School Board. Through her participation in Carry5, she has raised $10,000 for water projects. “When I first heard about Carry5 I was in 2nd grade. Water1st came to our school and showed us a video about girls and women who had to […]

Northwest School’s Carry5 Team Sponsors Water Points in Ethiopia

The Northwest School’s 2013 Carry5 team funded two more water points in Gonbisa Kussaye, Ethiopia. Since 2008, the school’s 8th-grade class has participated in the Carry5 Walk for Water, funding a total of four water points in Ethiopia. If your Carry5 team raises $5,000 or more, you can have a personalized plaque at a water point […]

Samammish Review Highlights Water1st High School Board Member

The Samammish Review recently highlighted one of our High School Board members (and top Carry5 fundraisers) following her Water1st trip to Ethiopia. Check out the article to learn more about her experience, and get a glimpse into the ways youth are getting involved with Water1st! Read the article here.

The Stoneburner Family Sponsors a Water Point in Gonbisa Kussaye

After learning about the Carry5 Walk for Water, we decided to put together a good old fashioned family fundraising competition. We registered for the event and, with the help of a better than expected tax return and the support of friends and family, were able to reach our goal of $5,000 – enough to sponsor […]

2012 Give Water • Give Life, Chicago

Thank you, Chicago, for making the inaugural Chicago Give Water Give Life Benefit such a success! One hundred and seventy guests came out to support the work of Water 1st on March 9, at Prairie Production, raising $64,000. Thanks to a generous Water 1st Chicago supporter, all donations $200 and above were matched dollar for […]

University of Arizona students Walk for Water & raise $3,500!

The Arizona Daily Star has a great article in today’s paper about yesterday’s CARRY 5 event at the University of Arizona in Tucson. About 50 people participated in Tucson’s CARRY 5 event, raising $3,500. A local bluegrass band played to entertain the walkers, who each carried water – from 1 to 5 gallons – for 5 […]

“Thirst Quencher” – Tucson Weekly Story about CARRY 5

The Tucson Weekly is helping us get the word out about this weekend’s CARRY 5 Walk for Water at the University of Arizona.  UA hydrology senior and event organizer Michael Barnes is quoted in the piece: “The walk represents the daily struggle to obtain water, and through participating, we can help end it.  Participants carry (5 […]