LBHS club’s Walking for Water big fundraising event is on June 3 – and it’ll be fun for the whole family

Walking for Water is a project a world away from the hardscrabble life of its beneficiaries. In Burkina Faso, Kenya, Ghana, and Nepal there are children the same age as their Laguna counterparts who must walk every day – sometimes for hours – just to retrieve the water needed daily for their families. 

The Laguna Beach High School club Walking for Water aims to make water more readily available for these kids through their fundraising efforts on June 3.  

Walking for Water’s annual event is their main fundraiser of the year and the community is invited to help out, while having fun too. From 12 - 3 p.m. there will be fun, games and raffle prizes on the high school track. With the money raised, the club plans to put in four wells – three in Burkina Faso and one in Nepal.

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The plan is to make four wells available for kids like these in Burkina Faso and Nepal who must walk miles for water

The nonprofit club partners with Wisdom Spring, Inc. all year long to work toward bringing clean drinking water to rural areas around the world. In the last ten years, more than 28 wells have been built in sub-Saharan Africa, providing clean water to over 30,000 people. 

The LBHS club has made their own website and everything else it entails to make this event happen. For more information visit, www.lbhswalkingforwater.org.

Come on down on June 3 – rain or shine – and think about how important clean water is to all of us. Have some fun, and do some good!