Ghana International School
Hamilton High School
Iroquois Point Elementary School
Los Angeles Senior High School
Piedmont Elementary School
Santa Monica College
St. Paul the Apostle
HELP RAISE AWARENESS
You can help by educating your friends, family, and community about the water crisis in West Africa. You can also have an impact by bringing this issue to the attention of local, state, and national leaders. You will find plenty of information on our website about the dangers of contaminated water and the difference that access to safe water can make in the lives of the people who benefit from our water projects.
1Like us on Facebook and post a link to our website on your friends' walls.
2Re-tweet our tweets.
3Prepare a presentation for your class, club, church, or neighborhood.
4Write a letter to the editor of your school or local newspaper.
5Put up posters around your school or neighborhood.
6Write songs, poems, or articles about the issue and get them published in your school newspaper or yearbook.
7Ask your teacher if you or she could invite someone from Wells Bring Hope to make a presentation.
8Write a letter to leaders in your community and let them know that this issue is important to you.
HELP RAISE MONEY
Each well costs $5,600, and while that number might seem huge, every dollar helps. You can aim for one well or “a piece of a well.” One of the fun parts about raising money is coming up with the plan for how you’re going to do it. It’s time to get creative! Put on your “thinking caps” and brainstorm with your friends and classmates.
1Throw a bake sale or a candy sale, or host an ice cream sundae bar.
2Ask a restaurant to give you a piece of their profits for a day. Some do that—try Shakey's, Yogurtland and others.
3Hold an electronics recycling drive at your school.
4Put on a concert, a play, a talent show, or another type of entertainment for your community.
5Hold a change drive.
6Sell one-day uniform passes.
7Organize a race/walk or a dance-a-thon.
8Set up a weekend car wash.
9Convince a teacher or administrator to agree to do something crazy like shave his head or agree to be in a dunk tank if you raise a set amount of money.
10Start a school delivery service where students pay to have flowers, balloons, or candy delivered to their friends during the school day. This works particularly well during holidays; think Halloween candy, candy canes, or roses for Valentine's Day.
11Recruit sponsors and hold a raffle for items donated by people in your community.
12Organize a community yard sale, or see if your school has any old P.E. equipment and hold a gym sale.