You Can Change Everything
Safe water, reliable sanitation services, and proper hygiene education can change everything. Children are able to stay in school, and people live longer, healthier lives. Access to these basic necessities increases education levels and prosperity for individuals, communities, and countries.
You can help us bring lasting change to people all over the world with a donation, and you can magnify that impact even more by creating a fundraiser.
Have fun with family and friends while raising money for a great cause. Simply choose your event, customize your page, and then share it with friends and family.
Let’s create a world where everyone has water and sanitation solutions — forever.
Open the Floodgates on Your Creativity
Run a Race
Ask people and businesses to sponsor you as you run, walk, bike, swim, sail, or paddle in a competition or just for fun.
Donate Your Special Occasion
Share your special day – like a birthday, wedding, or graduation – with families around the world by encouraging family and friends to donate instead of sending gifts.
Organize an Event
Get a team together for a local race, organize a raffle night, host an outdoor movie, or set up a silent auction – with donations or proceeds going to Water For People.
Honor a Loved One
Pay tribute to a loved one with a fundraising effort in their honor.
Host a Sale
Host a bake sale, a garage sale, or an arts and crafts sale. Then let everyone know that the proceeds will go to help communities all over the world.
There’s no limit to what you can accomplish. Use your creativity and passion to create a completely unique fundraiser.
Need some inspiration? Check out some of the fundraisers others have done for Water For People.
Gary and Linda De Kock travel by canoe for thousands of miles to fundraise and raise awareness for Water For People! They've paddled the Mississippi River, embarked on the Five Rivers Voyage (which included the Wisconsin, Mississippi, Illinois, Des Plaines, and Chicago Rivers), and already have plans for another journey. Gary and Linda have raised more than all of the miles they've paddled!
After learning about the global water crisis, Jeremy asked that people consider donating to Water For People in lieu of gifts for his bar mitzvah. His selfless act garnered support from his friends and family who made dozens of gifts in his honor.
Team Water For People ran the New York City half marathon. As they wrote on their fundraising page, they wanted to "support Water For People and mirror what millions of people around the world do everyday – travel long distances to collect clean water for their families."
Lauren and Jack wanted to "spread the love" for their wedding, so they set up a fundraising page as part of their wedding registry.