A custom HSH for H₂O logo was created and all students received an H₂O sticker.
JUST Water partnered with us and donated water to all the students and staff. After enjoying their JUST Water, students decorated their JUST bottles and transformed them into coin-collecting devices.
A tippy tap (a hand-washing station made of branches, buckets & rope) was constructed and placed on the school yard for students to explore and experience.
Every class received Formidable Fact sheets that included information about the global water crisis, Malawi specifics, and everyday water usage facts.
One student launched her very own chores for change campaign and raised over $150! Another young student made signs, asked for donations and sold JUST Water at local hiking trails. Grade 3 raised money & awareness with a lemonade stand on Larchmont Boulevard, garnering $432 in just 2 hours! 4th Graders collected so much change via their JUST Water bottles that their Jerry Can weighed over 30lbs! An anonymous generous donor offered a matching challenge grant of up to $5,000! The children collected over 545 pounds of change!
March 6th was a day of joy. Students returned their JUST Water bottle coin collections, participated in water-related activities, an obstacle course, and surprises and prizes awaited them. We ended the day celebrating our achievements with an all-school dance party. It was a day devoted to fun, physical activities and philanthropy. JUST Water joined us to capture our efforts for their social media platforms.
The ripple effects of our small local efforts have the power to make big changes. It only takes a little to make a big difference.