1.8 billion people around the world lack access to safe water, a luxury that for us is literally, on tap. We’re working with one of the most respected water NGOs in the world, Water For People, to reduce that number. Having travelled to Peru with them earlier this year we saw first hand the amazing work that they’re doing, but truly understand the impact of their work; we want to walk the walk as well as talking the talk.
Around the world, millions of people spend four or more hours walking for water each day. The chore of fetching water is no small task; on average water sources are four miles away and the average amount of water required for one person per day is 5 gallons. And water is heavy—a gallon of water weighs 8 pounds, that’s 40 pounds of water every day.
From September 23-30th, we’ll get a glimpse of what it is like to walk for water by trekking four miles every day to collect five gallons. We’ll be documenting our journey to share our experience and raise awareness for so many journeys that go unheard. As part of this mission we’re asking for sponsorship to support Water For People in bringing sustainable water solutions to people in need for generations to come so that some of these journeys can come to an end.
If we haven’t convinced you yet, there’s a further incentive. At the end of the week, we’ll be hosting a toast to water at the Elyx House in New York’s meatpacking district. We’ll be inviting thirty of our sponsors at random to join us for a private tour of the house followed by cocktails and a chance to hear about our experience first hand. So we’ll be filling your glasses as a thank you for helping fill the glasses of others with the most important drink in the world… Water.