Walk for Water

Join us at our upcoming event Walk for Water – Waterloo Region on August 18th 2018, where the community will come together to “Walk for Water”.

This is a fun, family-friendly event to raise funds and awareness for people around the world who do not have access to clean drinking water.

At 12:30pm families can participate in a 2km walk around the park, followed by lunch and fun family activities.

With your fundraising efforts, Islamic Relief Canada can continue to build new water wells to provide clean accessible drinking water for thousands of people.

Malawi Water Wells Project

Project Location

Makhwira, Chikwawa District, Malawi

Background

Malawi is a rural country located in southeast Africa with a population estimated at 16 million, 68.4% of this population living in poverty. Many rural communities do not have access to clean water for drinking and household use, exposing themselves to water born diseases with the unsafe water they are currently using.

The Project

This project will provide sustainable sources of water for several villages by building 16 wells fitted with hand pumps for easy access. One water well will be fitted with a solar powered system to provide clean water at a local Primary School. Overall this project will provide villages in the Chikwawa District with safe water that is a necessity for good health, hygiene, and overall way of life.

For more information please see our page: https://www.islamicreliefcanada.org/what-we-do/water/

Register as a Family Team to start fundraising for Walk for Water!

One person can register on behalf of their family. We will be contacting all families who sign up with instructions on how to start online fundraising through your own crowd funding page.

Cash and cheque donations can also be brought to the event. For this event we are encouraging all participants to fundraise a minimum of $500 per family, but this is not mandatory to participate in the event!

Donate to a Team!

Visit launchgood.com/irc and look through all our participants Walk for Water Campaigns!

Date: August 18th, 2018

Location: East Side of Waterloo Park off of 50 Young Street West – Picnic Area #2 (Field behind Washroom Facility) 

Time: Registration at 11:30am, Walk Begins at 12:30pm

Family activities include a bouncy castle, Giant Jenga, Connect 4, and Checkers, face painting, and family prizes for Awards such as Team Spirit and Most Funds Raised! Lunch will be provided by IRC. Make sure to bring your water bottles so you can fill up at our water station!

Registration: Check-In at the registration table if you have offline donations to hand in as well as confirm your online donations from your Launch Good fundraising page! The Family Team with the most donations will receive a prize during our awards ceremony.

Difficulty level: EASY
A fun family day, the main Challenge here is fundraising to help those in need!