Youth-Led Organization’s Walk 4 Water Event Raises Money For A Global Cause
Proving once again that local communities can think globally to improve the lives of people all over the world, Hands4Others (H4O), a youth led and managed nonprofit working to solve the world’s water crisis, has been awarded the prestigious Bulldog Award for its 2015 Walk 4 Water event. More than 500 people participated in the 5K event by walking or running to raise more than $100,000.
The Bulldog Reporter Nonprofit award recognized the “Think Globally, Walk Locally” fundraiser’s theme in addition to its campaign, branding, youth incentives and marketing strategies. Walk 4 Water shattered its previous donation record and doubled the number of attendees from last year’s event. Event sponsors included local broadcast, print and radio outlets.
“We are committed to making safe drinkable water more accessible around the globe and it means a lot that our hard work is recognized with a prestigious award like the Bulldog Reporter Nonprofit Award,” says Spencer Dusebout, H4O Co-Founder. “Walk 4 Water not only raises awareness about the need for clean drinking water but also reinforces the idea that we can make an impact from our own backyards.”
H4O’s success continues as co-founder Dusebout has now graduated from Westmont College and will be able to work full-time for the nonprofit. Dusebout was 16 in 2008 when he co-founded H4O as a platform to create safe and sustainable access to water around the world.
H4O has provided more than 150,000 people with sustainable access to clean water in more than 14 countries. To support the organization, please visit H40 Marketplace. All proceeds from every purchase made will go toward providing clean water to those in need. For additional information, please visit http://www.hands4others.org.
About Hands4Others (H40)
Hands4Others (H4O) is a grass roots organization founded in fall on 2008 in Santa Barbara by several teenagers from the community. Having traveled outside the United States, they could not shake the images of children and families forced to spend most of their time gathering insufficient amounts of dirty water – water most of us would not bathe in, let alone drink. Their response to this crisis was to form Hands4Others (H4O), a movement of young people (who together with our families) have been called to change the world one person, one family, one village at a time by providing sustainable access to safe, drinkable water for those in need. To date, children and families in 14 countries around the world are currently provided with safe water because of the efforts of H4O and the generous contributions from supporters.