Whats On Tap (News) Official News Final Lifeteen Fundraiser Total exceeds $216,000
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 Dear Lifeteen and Edge Parishes, 

We want to sincerely congratulate you, for having done your part to make the Give It Away Now effort an overwhelming success.  We could not have done it without you and your incredible financial contribution.  It was the first international effort for Life Teen Give It Away Now, and it clearly resonated within the Life Teen community.  Our original goal was $50,000 and thanks to everyone we have received pledges of almost 4 times that.  As of Dec. 31, 197,235 has been pledged and $190,000+ has been collected. W.A.T.E.R. thanks you for everything you have done.

 W.A.T.E.R. is an all volunteer organization and you and your Life Teen and/or Edge community have joined us in a big way.  Without the support of people like you we would not have an NGO (non governmental organization).  It is our hope that this will mark the beginning of a longer term relationship with your parish and each and every member of your youth organization.  We hope we can do more with you in 2011.  In fact, there are some Life Teen parishes who plan to continue to raise money for W.A.T.E.R. for the rest of the school year.  So please keep us in your thoughts.  There are approximately 2 billion people in the world without access to water and sanitation and you have proven that we can help.

Below is a video where you can learn more about WATER and the work you have made possible through your generosity. I know we speak for every volunteer at WATER when we tell you that you have inspired us all. When they were thirsty you gave them water.  Yes, you did.  May God bless your entire team. 


Jim Niquette, Janet Kline, Bob Maher
W.A.T.E.R. Board of Directors    


Download the latest  parish donations list.


November 8, 2010 Update

Life Teen 's Give It Away Now campaign "Thirst for Change" continues to blast the $50,000 goal "INTO THE W.A.T.E.R!" 204 parishes have now reported to W.A.T.E.R. and Life Teen a new total of $178,000. Of that amount, $134,000 is already in our W.A.T.E.R. bank account ready to go to work. We are counting on the rest of those pledges arriving soon so Catholic Relief Services can start the village application process for our 2011 drilling. Thousands of thirsty people in Ghana will drink clean water because of you. Many parishes are still raising funds or yet to report. Stay tuned to this site for regular updates on what has turned into an outstanding effort thanks to thousands of incredible Catholic youth. 



Check out our new promotional video. It was 100% Made in Ghana by a small marketing firm that has donated their time and talent for us:



Water in Africa through Everyday Responsiveness from Christopher Dube on Vimeo.