Disclaimer: The Classic T-shirt Company is committed to giving back to the world. That’s why the Company financially supports charities whose mission is to create a better future for our children and future generations. This post was written by our friends at Water For People, a non-profit organization that provides safe water to communities in need, backed by The Classic T-Shirt Co.
Whether it’s a drink from the tap, a toilet that works, or a place to wash our hands, having water is a basic necessity that many of us take for granted. But in many parts of the world, women and children spend more than four hours walking for water each day, and nearly 1 in 3 people still lack access to safe drinking water.
At Water For People, everything we do comes from the belief that everyone should have access to clean water and sanitation services, forever. And we know that improved water, sanitation, and hygiene change everything. That’s why we’re committed to making sure these services are sustainable for the long term, and not just for today. Everyone Forever, our impact model, means we focus on things like protecting water supplies, training mechanics, and establishing supply chains for parts. It means we think about long-term projects like advocating for national water policies and creating local water and sanitation utilities. We partner with local leaders and communities to implement the solutions that are right for them, and then we provide the tools to make sure water, sanitation, and hygiene services last for generations to come.
We are a global nonprofit working in nine countries across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. This year we are celebrating the 4.67 million people who now enjoy access to reliable water services in the districts where we work! This would not have been possible without the support of our partners around the world and the influential leadership of community members and government officials in the areas where we work.
You might be thinking…where do I come in?!
For starters, your purchase through The Classic T-Shirt Company supports Water For People. The Classic T-Shirt Company has pledged 1% of their equity, profits, and time to causes they believe in – including clean water and dignified sanitation. We love working with dedicated companies like The Classic T-Shirt Company because there’s such great power when brands take a stand. By purchasing from this committed company, anyone can make a difference!
There are other ways for you to get involved, too!
- Follow Water For People on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) and sign up to receive emails so you can stay up to date with impact progress and upcoming events.
- Join our monthly giving community, Club 6 – a passionate group of dreamers who believe in doing their part to help end the global water crisis.
- Create a Ripple Effect! Encourage family and friends to donate to Water For People in honor of your birthday, wedding, athletic event, an important milestone, or in memory or honor of a loved one.
We know water truly is the solution. It’s the key to good hygiene, the foundation for safe sanitation, and the way to empower communities. Not convinced yet? Meet Doña Aide and see how water has transformed her life.
We know there are so many families around the world who still lack access to safe water, and we want to change that – together.
We remain confident that by continuing to partner with visionary companies like The Classic T-Shirt Company, we will continue creating sustainable solutions for a better future.