Water-to-Go: Changing the World, One Bottle at a Time
Giving back is something that is at the heart of what we do so we are always looking to get involved in charitable projects and causes that align with our mission and aims.
Every person in the world needs clean contamination free water to survive. At Water-to-Go, we want to give the World safe clean water that they can afford. In the Western world, we take clean water and sanitation for granted but for many others across the world, that fundamental right is just a dream. We want to make a difference and are working with various charities and organisations, as we continue to expand, to try to make that dream a reality.
One of our key goals is to support the work of charities and their efforts in supporting the underprivileged. Since we started in 2010, we have supported many different initiatives and worthwhile causes to further our mission and goals. This can be on support for colleagues who travel abroad and need clean water to allow them to carry out their duties and mission, providing promotion and exposure via our website and social media channels, or donating bottles to various projects in underprivileged communities through referral schemes.
We are working with Just a Drop to help provide clean water for all
Just a Drop is a charity that seeks to provide sustainable safe water, sanitation and hygiene projects to communities across the world, transforming lives. They believe everyone, everywhere, should have access to clean water as a basic right so we are working to make this happen. We all want to see a world where everyone has clean water and adequate sanitation, and the increased health and prosperity this brings. Their sustainable projects provide support to communities, such as through the construction of hand-dug and drilled wells, pipelines, sand dams, rainwater harvesting systems and latrines, and hygiene and sanitation programs. They have reached over 1.5 million people in 32 countries since we began in 1998. Their project work is currently focused in Cambodia, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, Uganda, and Zambia. To find out more about Just a Drop, or to make a donation, please visit: www.justadrop.org
Just a Drop supports the creation of sustainable, water and food secure communities in marginalized and underprivileged areas. They also work with SHGs and schools to provide hygiene training in the places that they work. They support soil and water conservation food security programs, as with a stable source of nutritious food, the health of the whole community improves.
We are working with the African Wildlife Foundation to ensure wildlife and wild lands thrive in modern Africa
Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has nearly 60 years of experience working to ensure wildlife and wild lands thrive in modern Africa. As one of the oldest and largest conservation organizations focused solely on the continent of Africa, AWF is the primary advocate for the protection of African wildlife and wildlands. AWF works across the continent of Africa implementing programs that are focused on safeguarding areas of high conservation value through a holistic suite of projects that protect land, conserve wildlife, improve the lives of local people by enhancing access to education and income-generating activities, and leverage conservation enterprises to promote economic growth that is not at the expense of Africa’s natural heritage. To learn more, visit www.awf.org
Water-to-Go is working with the African Wildlife Foundation in order to raise money and awareness of the work that they do and to ensure wildlife and wild lands thrive in modern Africa.
African Wildlife Foundation is improving the lives of local people, helping their communities, and saving wildlife simultaneously. They work directly with communities to understand the obstacles they face and provide solutions specific to their needs. Also, by setting up economic enterprises, incentivizing conservation, and investing in landscapes across the continent, AWF creates new opportunities for Africans to both improve their lives and embrace conservation.
We are working with Malaria No More UK to help tackle malaria
Malaria No More UK’s mission is to see an end to the world’s oldest and deadliest disease, that would save the lives of millions.
Around since the dinosaurs, malaria is thought to have killed more than half of all humankind. But today the disease still kills a child every two minutes, despite being entirely preventable (using bed nets and insecticide spraying) and treatable (costing less than £1 to save a life). It still kills almost half a million people every year. Global progress against the disease – which saw 7 million lives saved and deaths reduced by 60% is under threat due to stalled funding and a decline in political attention. We are partnering with Malaria No More UK to end this deadly disease once and for all. In the 21st Century, no child should die from a mosquito bite.
Malaria No More UK is helping lead the charge against malaria, and exists to catalyze and inspire the global partnerships, leadership, and financing necessary to achieve a 90% reduction in malaria by 2030, save 10 million lives, and put us on track to make malaria no more. If efforts are maintained, we could be the generation to end malaria for good.
We have supported many different smaller scale projects and causes all over the world. We partner with organisations and people that facilitate impactful efforts focused on improving our environment and our community. Along with this, Water-to-Go actively gets involved with and promotes initiatives that help to improve the health and wellbeing of the public. Whilst it is important for us to support projects in underprivileged communities across the world, we feel it is equally as important to encourage and promote initiatives closer to home that collectively help our planet and health.
Ash Dykes donates Water-to-Go bottles to communities in China
A major part of Ash Dykes’ latest expedition was to provide communities with fresh drinking water and education on plastic pollution; how to enjoy but protect the world we live in. As part of #MissionYangtze and thanks to the initiatives of Health & Happiness (Shanghai), official distributors of Water-to-Go, Ash was able to donate Water-to-Go bottles to communities in need of access to clean, safe water at key points on his expedition. (Pictured – Ash donated 380 Water-to-Go bottles to a school in the rural mountain area of Southern Shaanxi Province.)
Water-to-Go supports National Get Outside Day
In partnership with Ordnance Survey, we are promoting the benefits of enjoying the great outdoors as they aim to get over 1 million people from across the nation to get outside. We are also working with Ordnance Survey on custom branded bottles that they are selling on their website to help keep everyone healthy and hydrated on their adventures.
Water-to-Go sponsors the Waterbike Collective
Set up by the organization, Say Yes More, the project was a communal waterbike relay along 1000 miles of England’s rivers and canals, which aimed to collect one million pieces of litter from the countryside along the way. The project made a great impact and had an inspiring message behind it that was covered by local news outlets. Water-to-Go sponsored the project by producing limited edition bottles and t-shirts.
Water-to-Go supports the Echo in Africa project
The Echo in Africa project is an initiative run by volunteers from the NHS and also from the British Society of Echocardiography and SunHeart Foundation. The project is a community initiative in South Africa where cardiac specialists test and diagnose children with cardiac disease to organise early treatment. Water-to-Go sponsored the project with donated bottles bought through sales using a donate code.
Water-to-Go and Ramblers donate £1000 to Heart and Sole
Since we started working with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, we have collectively raised £1000 for Heart and Sole, a staff-led initiative that supports community projects in the countries they visit. Dave Shanks, Director of Water-to-Go, presented the Heart & Sole team with a cheque for £1,150 as a donation based on the number of Water-to-Go bottles purchased by their clients in 2018.
Water-to-Go and Explore raise over £2000 for charitable projects
We started working with the travel company, Explore Worldwide, on World Water Day 2018 and since then, we have managed to raise over £2000 for charitable projects. Over just a year, £2211 has been raised via bottle sales from their customers who are going on their trips and want to stay safe and single-use plastic free. This is a fantastic sum and we are delighted to be supporting Explore and their charitable projects. Explore support several initiatives and projects such as Toilet Twinning that make a difference to the destinations they travel to.