On May 11, 2013, Amman Imman will host the 7th annual "A Walk for Water" at a new venue -- the Locust Grove Nature Center at Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda, Maryland. Students and their families, from schools across the DC area, will come together to walk 3 miles on the wooded trails, offering their support to children and families living in the Azawak of West Africa. We hope that you and your family will join us!
Discount for early registration
We'd like as many as possible to register early so that the event will be successful. Between now and World Water Day (March 22), you can register at a reduced fee ($10/adult, $5/student). Please visit the Locust Grove Information page for links to online and paper registration options, or go directly to the event registration page on FirstGiving.
Why Walk for Water?
By walking for water, local students have an opportunity to be leaders as they bring attention to the global issues of climate change and water scarcity. Students put their compassion into action, raising a voice for the children of the Azawak who are often tasked with walking as many as 30 miles in a day in search of water. They gain an appreciation for this most basic necessity - so easy to take for granted. They learn about philanthropy as they ask family members, neighbors and friends to sponsor their walk and donate towards a cause they care about.
How the funds help
To date, Amman Imman has established permanent water sources in four Azawak communities, providing water for over 100,000 during the height of the dry season. Amman Imman also supports these communities with education, food, health and livelihood initiatives. The funds raised by this year's Walk for Water will go towards Amman Imman's next borehole and continuing community-based activities.
Can't attend? Other ways you can make an impact
We hope you will join us for this adventurous and impactful event! If you can't be there, please consider sponsoring a fundraiser or making a donation. You can also become a corporate sponsor. Visit the Locust Grove Information page to find out more about these options.
Please help us get more students and families by joining the event on Facebook, sharing with your social networks and inviting your local school. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to volunteer to help!