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Breckenridge Elementary students ‘give well’ to Africa

On Wednesday, Breckenridge Elementary’s Green Team supported clean water in Liberia.

Nick Ogden of Isabella Water helped the team purchase reusable stainless steel water bottles, which they then decorated with winter scenes during a pizza, veggie, fruit and drink party. Downstairs at Eric’s and City Market provided the refreshments.

Each water bottle purchase means $10 from each sale is donated to fund a well to provide safe drinking water. Isabella Water’s mission is to provide global aid and support for people in need of clean water by empowering people to expand their water sources. The organization aims to create awareness and encourage a greater respect for our own health, our environment and altruism. On average $20 brings clean drinking water to one person.

Many students purchased the bottles as gifts, some opted to keep the bottle for themselves. The event wasn’t as much a fundraiser as it was a chance to raise the children’s awareness of the global issues of ecology and water usage – all while having fun. Through the effort, 26 people in Africa were enabled to receive clean water.

Students plan to do the event again around Valentine’s Day.

To purchase a water bottle or to find out more information, visit http://www.isabellawater.org or wikipedia.org/wiki/liberia.


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