Rumson, NJ

Forrestdale School

Rumson, NJ

Forrestdale School

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The Rumson School District Mission Statement:
The Rumson School District ignites the potential of its learners by growing, inspiring, and cultivating personal excellence academically, socially, and emotionally.

The Rumson School District mission statement challenges our students to realize their ability to not only help themselves, but to help others. Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!

Millions of people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. 663 million people in the world live without clean water. That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide.

Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week. Clean water helps keep kids in school, especially girls. In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water. Less time collecting water means more time in class. Clean water at school means teenage girls don’t have to stay home for a week out of every month. But there are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

Forrestdale School started this fundraising campaign to help charity: water build these types of projects around the world, and we are looking for anyone who can help us.
We set our preliminary goal at $5,000 because we want to provide a lifetime of clean water to hundreds in need. If we quickly reach that goal, we will strive to continue our fundraising with the hope to reach enough to provide one well for a community. If you have found your way to this page, chances are you know a Bulldog who wants to make a difference. Every donation brings us closer to our goal so please donate to our campaign -- anything you can give is a huge help.

When you donate, 100% of your money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send you photos and GPS coordinates so you can see the actual exact community your generosity helped.

With a big Bulldog hug, we thank you!

$13,680

  • 456 people will get clean water
  • 97 days left to donate
91%
$15,000
Top donors listed by:
Ravi Yadav$1,000
Schreiber Family$500
The Ward Family$500
Larry Centro$500
The Hughes Family$325

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.

100 percent

Private donors cover our operating cost so that 100% of all public donations can go directly to water project costs.

The Rumson School District Mission Statement:
The Rumson School District ignites the potential of its learners by growing, inspiring, and cultivating personal excellence academically, socially, and emotionally.

The Rumson School District mission statement challenges our students to realize their ability to not only help themselves, but to help others. Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!

Millions of people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. 663 million people in the world live without clean water. That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide.

Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week. Clean water helps keep kids in school, especially girls. In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water. Less time collecting water means more time in class. Clean water at school means teenage girls don’t have to stay home for a week out of every month. But there are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

Forrestdale School started this fundraising campaign to help charity: water build these types of projects around the world, and we are looking for anyone who can help us.
We set our preliminary goal at $5,000 because we want to provide a lifetime of clean water to hundreds in need. If we quickly reach that goal, we will strive to continue our fundraising with the hope to reach enough to provide one well for a community. If you have found your way to this page, chances are you know a Bulldog who wants to make a difference. Every donation brings us closer to our goal so please donate to our campaign -- anything you can give is a huge help.

When you donate, 100% of your money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send you photos and GPS coordinates so you can see the actual exact community your generosity helped.

With a big Bulldog hug, we thank you!

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Updates and Comments

  • D
    Dori Catalano donated $25 - 15 hours ago

    I love this project. What a great idea! So proud of you Reed Hall. You letter was so inspiring!

  • P
    The Binns Family donated $100 - 1 day ago

    Great cause! Thank u to Tyler and 6th grade for brining this to our attention!

  • M
    Miss Kain & 5K donated $50 - 3 days ago

    Congratulations 6th graders! We are so proud of you. Thanks for being such great role models.

  • H
    The Christoph Family donated $100 - 3 days ago

    Good Luck sixth grade!!

  • E
    eliot colon donated $20 - 3 days ago

    Thank you Andrew Margulies for bringing awareness of this issue to me and my family!

  • Rumson, NJ
    Rumson, NJ 3 days ago

    INCREDIBLE! There is no other word to capture the unbelievable generosity of family and friends, near and far, that have donated to provide others life's most essential resource...WATER! We are still receiving donations and have increased our goal to $15,000 in an effort to contribute to a SECOND WELL! Thank you for showing our students the power they have to make a difference in this world!

  • C
    Peppi Glass donated $25 - 3 days ago

    Dear Caroline, The letter you wrote was wonderful and encouraged me to contribute to achieving the goals your presented to give everyone a chance to have clean water. Love, Aunt Peppi

  • J
    John Byren donated $100 - 4 days ago

    Thanks to Nina Mazzacco for spreading the word!

  • Rumson, NJ
    Reese B & Payton H--6th graders donated $33 - 5 days ago

    So happy that we got a well and are helping many others!

  • L
    Linda and Raj Yadav donated $250 - 5 days ago

    Happy to donate to a great cause.

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.

100 percent

Private donors cover our operating cost so that 100% of all public donations can go directly to water project costs.