Raised $251,986.00
Goal $250,000.00
100% to goal

About the Campaign

An update from Executive Director, Susanne Wilson:

Thanks to our amazing donors’ generosity, now all donations above our $250K operations relief goal will be applied to fund 3 water wells – one in each country we serve!  The $.50 on the dollar match continues!

We are truly overwhelmed by the support and generosity you as donors have shown us. When we set our fundraising goal of $165,000, we were being optimistic, but now thanks to you, we’ve surpassed our goal! We want to continue fundraising, as we still don’t know how the current unrest and COVID-19 will affect our work in the coming months. There is no safe prediction of what the future holds for our organization and whether donors can continue their current level of operational support. So, our Board of Directors and friends have raised an additional $25,000 in matching funds to keep the momentum going! Beginning June 1st, all donations to the Water Can’t Wait: Operations Relief Fundraiser will again be matched $.50 on the dollar. Our new goal for this fundraiser is $250,000. We believe this amount will ensure we can continue our work of providing clean water and life-saving sanitation and hygiene training to those in need.  Or, if you would like to support us through the next 12 months, please select our Water Guardians designation on our donation form, to make your gift a monthly, recurring donation. Donate by clicking the button above or sending a check to P.O. Box 26747 Austin, TX 78755.  In the memo line, please include: “Water Can’t Wait Fundraiser.”

Any money raised over our new $250,000 goal will go toward funding one full well in each of the countries we work in.  Our work originates from a place of great love, both for you, our donors, and for those we serve in East Africa. Although we hope you can continue to support us financially, we understand if you cannot at this moment. We have so much love and gratitude for our donors who have gotten us this far.

We sincerely thank you for your faithful support. God bless and stay safe!

Susanne Wilson

Campaign Supporters

Anonymous - $100.00
Anonymous - $500.00
Anonymous - $1,000.00
Anonymous - $10.00
Anonymous - $60.00
Ed Scharlau - $250.00
In Memory of Bill Moeller, Brother of Dick Moeller - Water to Thrive Board Chair
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $112.00
Match donation for Wartburg - W2T Club's contribution
Wartburg College - Water to Thrive Club - $225.00
Pushing this fundraising effort over the goal! Now all additional dollars donated to this campaign will be applied to build wells, and the $0.50 match continues.
Anonymous - $60.00
Magiera Family - $35.00
We are proud of your continued work to help others!!
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $18.00
Match donations for extra 10% given for operations - received Aug. 18 - Oct. 12, 2020
W2T Donors adding 10% to their water gifts - $36.00
Donors who made additional 10% contributions for operations support - received Aug. 18 - Oct. 12, 2020
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $455.00
Match donations for contributions received Oct. 1 - 12, 2020
Anonymous - $100.00
Anonymous - $200.00
Supporter from Tennessee - $10.00
God Bless you all.
Supporter from Leander, TX - $500.00
Anonymous - $100.00
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $550.00
Match donations for contributions from St. Luke's Church and Hope Presbyterian Church
Hope Presbyterian Church - Austin, TX - $100.00
St. Luke's Church - Garfield, MN - $1,000.00
Given in Jesus' name
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $155.00
Match donations for contributions received Sept. 1-15, 2020
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $90.00
Match donations for Facebook contribution for July 15-31 and Sept. 1-15, 2020
Facebook donations received July 15 - 31, 2020 - $50.00
Facebook donations received Sept. 1-15, 2020 - $130.00
Anonymous - $300.00
Anonymous - $10.00
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $2,110.00
Match donations for contributions received August 13-30, 2020
Anonymous - $3,000.00
In honor of God's abundance and love - $1,000.00
Rennie and Ed Scharlau - $120.00
Congratulations to Connie and Bob Scharlau on your 60th Wedding Anniversary.
Rennie and Ed Scharlau - $100.00
In memory of Aaron Kolander.
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $62.00
Match donations for extra 10% given for operations - received May 5 - August 17, 2020
W2T Donors adding 10% to their water gifts - $125.00
Donors who made additional 10% contributions for operations support - received May 5 - August 17, 2020
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $1,635.00
Match donations for W2T contributions received August 4 - 17, 2020
Supporters from Bastrop, TX - $100.00
PIMCO employee match donation - $250.00
Madison's Birthday Fundraiser via Facebook - $560.00
Anonymous - $200.00
Anonymous - $2,000.00
Supporter from Catskill, NY - $10.00
Your work is admirable!
Anonymous - $100.00
Gene and Jan Richards - $50.00
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $3,347.00
Match donations for contributions received July 31 - Aug. 4, 2020
Hope Presbyterian Church - Austin, TX - $100.00
Anonymous - $10.00
Anonymous - $1,000.00
Anonymous - $5,000.00
Anonymous - $35.00
Elanore Decker - $550.00
There is no greater gift than clean, safe water.
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $1,277.00
Match donations for contributions received July 19-23, 2020
Anonymous - $35.00
Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church - $2,000.00
Minneapolis, MN
Supporter from Illinois - $500.00
Anonymous - $20.00
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $625.00
Match donations for July 2020 Thrivent contributions - Employer match program
Thrivent - $1,250.00
Employer match donations, July 2020
Anonymous - $100.00
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $2,125.00
For June 2020, Thrivent Match Contributions
Thrivent Match Donations for June 2020 - $4,250.00
Multiple supporters
W2T Board of Directors and Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $1,105.00
Match donations for contributions received June 16 - July 9, 2020
Supporter from St. Charles, MO - $1,000.00
Anonymous - $50.00
Supporter from Lawrence, KS - $500.00
Elanore and Daniel Decker - $550.00
Supporter from IL - $10.00
Water Guardian
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $200.00
W2T Board of Directors & Friends- Additional Matching Funds - $1,962.00
Match donations for contributions received June 4 - 17, 2020
Aid for Africa - Bethesda, MD - $3,500.00
Anonymous - $100.00
Supporters from Boerne, TX - $500.00
Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church - congregation members' contributions - $925.00
Minneapolis, MN
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $972.00
Match donations for Zach Fromm's and Jim Sorensen's Facebook fundraisers
3M Foundation - recognizing Ed Scharlau's volunteer work - $500.00
Anonymous - $200.00
Anonymous - $100.00
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $130.00
Match donations for donors' contributions received May 12 - 17, 2020
Jim Sorensen's Facebook fundraiser - $820.00
Zach Fromm's Facebook fundraiser - $1,125.00
Bethany Women - $1,000.00
Bethany Lutheran Church - Austin, TX
Supporters from MN - $500.00
Supporter from Austin, TX - $3,000.00
Lappe Family - $50.00
In memory of Roger Lien
Anonymous - $100.00
Water Angel Supporter from Friendswood, TX - $5,000.00
Supporter from Spokane, WA - $100.00
Supporters from Austin, TX - $1,000.00
Supporters from Wisconsin - $1,000.00
Supporters from Nebraska - $25.00
In honor of Jim Sorensen's birthday
Anonymous - $50.00
Supporter from Austin, TX - $1,000.00
Supporter via Thrivent Financial - $500.00
Anonymous - $35.00
Friends of the W2T Board - Match Contribution - $500.00
Friends of the W2T Board - Match Contribution - $1,000.00
Match donations for donors' contributions received June 3, 2020
St. David's Foundation - Austin, TX - $5,000.00
H-E-B - $2,500.00
Supporter from Livingston, MT - $100.00
Holy Cross Lutheran Church for the Deaf - $5,000.00
Maplewood, MO
Supporter from North Carolina - In memory of Beulah Alexander - $35.00
With this small contribution, I pray that lives will be saved, girls have more time for school, and mothers can breathe a sigh of relief.
Supporter from Malaysia - $25.00
Anonymous gift from Canada - $10.00
Memorial gift
Supporters from Austin, TX - $5,000.00
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $625.00
Match donations for donors' contributions received May 9-11, 2020
Donation from Austin supporter and Dell employee match gift - $1,000.00
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $742.00
Match donations for donors' contributions received May 7, 2020.
Anonymous donor via Benevity - $25.00
Supporters from Spring, TX - $100.00
Supporters from Austin - $500.00
Supporters from Seguin, TX - $100.00
Anonymous - $100.00
Additional gift - W2T Water Angel. - $600.00
I hope this will help..
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contribution - $432.00
Match donation for Joel Hinkhouse's Facebook fundraiser
Joel Hinkhouse - $865.00
Facebook fundraiser for W2T Operations Emergency Relief Fund
George Engdahl - $250.00
Anonymous - $450.00
In memory of Russell Scharlau
Anonymous - $10.00
Supporter from Virginia - $50.00
Thank you Water to Thrive for the amazing work you do!
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $8,006.00
Match donations for donors' contributions received May 5-6, 2020
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contribution - $10,000.00
Match donation for Austin Supporters' $20,000.00 contribution
Thrivent Choice Participant - $13.00
Supporters from Austin - $100.00
Supporters from Austin - $20,000.00
Anonymous - $100.00
Anonymous - $250.00
Supporters from Austin, TX - $12,000.00
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $5,500.00
Match donations for two Austin supporters, giving via charitable foundations, received May 6, 2020
In the Name of Jesus - $10,000.00
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40
Supporters from Austin - $1,000.00
Nancy Teply - $25.00
Bill & Vikki Harrison - $100.00
We appreciate the work of Dick Moeller and the WTT team!
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $50.00
Match donation for Blom family contribution received April 20, 2020
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $5,400.00
Match donations for donors' contributions received May 2 - 5, 2020
Supporters from Austin - $100.00
Supporters from Shavano Park, TX - $1,000.00
Foundation contribution from Austin, TX - $1,000.00
Supporters from Lockhart, TX - $1,000.00
Supporter from Cincinnati, OH - $2,500.00
Claire and Carl Stuart, Austin, TX - $5,000.00
So more wells are built, and to help with operations relief so Water to Thrive continues the 100% Promise.
Supporter from Austin, TX - $50.00
Anonymous - $50.00
Supporters from Georgetown, TX - $25.00
#everylittlebithelps
Patricia Meade - $100.00
Thanks for all of the work you do to help provide the world with clean water!
Supporters from Cedar Park, TX - $100.00
We appreciate "Water to Thrive" for your unwavering strive for excellent work you do to bring water in the most needed part of the world. Thank you!
Supporter from Georgetown, TX - $100.00
Anonymous - $50.00
Anonymous - $50.00
Paul Baumann - $100.00
Having seen first hand the joy of a new well for the village, I’m reminded of the great blessing of safe drinking water I receive daily at the turn of the faucet.
Anonymous - $100.00
Homer and Mary Goering - $250.00
In appreciation of all W2T staff. They are a great team!
Karen & Wes Peoples - $100.00
The impact of Water to Thrive is practically immeasurable. Amazing to see what access to clean what can do for a community. Honored to support their mission
Anonymous - $150.00
Anonymous - $50.00
Anonymous - $100.00
Supporter from Cypress, TX - $100.00
Supporter from Ballwin, MO - $50.00
Anonymous - $50.00
Supporters from Austin - $250.00
Thrivent will be matching this contribution. Thanks as always for your amazing work!
Ernie & Martha McWilliams - $2,000.00
Philip Blom - $50.00
Water to thrive will be a vital help to preventing disease Blessed to be able to help
Dr. & Mrs. Larry T. Patterson - $100.00
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $225.00
Match donations for donors' contributions received May 1, 2020
Anonymous Supporters - $250.00
Memorial Gift
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $8,325.00
Match donations for donors' contributions received April 25-30, 2020
Supporters from Arcadia, WI - $200.00
We live in the countryside and know the value of a clean well.
Water Angel supporter from Austin, TX - $1,050.00
Anonymous W2T Supporters - $1,000.00
Supporters from Iowa - $10,000.00
Supporters from Round Rock, TX - $500.00
Linda and Richard Moeller - $200.00
Proud of our rotary for well projects
Hermon - $500.00
Thank you for what you do for those who are in need!
Supporters from Minnetonka, MN - $500.00
Operations fund
Supporter from Austin, TX - $200.00
In Honor of Betty Lunik. - $1,000.00
Supporters from Austin - $100.00
For all the beautiful people in East Africa & W2T. - $500.00
Anonymous - Austin, TX - $500.00
Supporter from Richmond, TX - $200.00
Supporter from Austin - $200.00
Supporter from Georgetown - $100.00
Supporter from Austin - $50.00
Anonymous - $50.00
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $4,092.00
Match donations for contributions received April 22 - 24, 2020
Supporters from Austin - $500.00
June Mehlhaus - $500.00
A Wartburg college classmate of Ed Scharlau - To help provide water for life.
Water Guardian Supporter from Austin - $200.00
Supporters from Austin - $200.00
Supporters from Loudon, TN - $400.00
Supporters from Garland, TX - $1,000.00
Anonymous Supporter via InFaith Community Foundation - $250.00
Kelsey Tomlin - $35.00
Thank you for all that you do to keep this mission operational!
Cason and Rebecca Beckham - $200.00
Jazzy and Jack - $250.00
Love you all SO much. Keep building wells and changing lives. <3
The Burke Family - $300.00
Supporter from White Bear Lake, MN - $1,000.00
Supporters from Seguin, TX - $50.00
Bill and Melissa Knippa - $2,500.00
Supporters from Horseshoe Bay, TX - $550.00
Supporters from Austin - $250.00
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $1,825.00
Match donations for donors' contributions received on April 21 & 22, 2020
Dale Johnson - $100.00
For those in need of fresh water.
Barb and Ken Pitt - $1,000.00
From Ed Scharlau's (W2T Board Treasurer) neighbors -- so we may serve our other neighbors in east Africa.
Kent Miller - $1,000.00
W. James Bowling - $500.00
We are part of the Water Angel group
Myron & Terrie Jordahl - $1,000.00
Greg & Brenda Mooty - $50.00
Supporter from Arizona - $500.00
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contribution - $1,000.00
Match donation for anonymous, $2,000.00 contribution
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contribution - $630.00
Match donation for Elanore and Dan Decker's contribution
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $310.00
Match donations for W2T Facebook fundraiser, received April 13 - 20, 2020
Water to Thrive's Facebook fundraiser - $620.00
Contributions made April 13 - 20, 2020
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $500.00
Match donations for contributions to Dick's Facebook fundraiser, through April 20, 2020
Dick Moeller's Facebook Fundraiser - $1,000.00
Donations received through April 20, 2020
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contribution - $25.00
Match donation for individual contribution to W2T's Facebook page
Anonymous - $2,000.00
Supporter via W2T Facebook page - $50.00
Elanore & Dan Decker - $1,261.00
We are happy to give our stimulus check to support the people of East Africa with the life-saving gift of clean water. God Bless You all!
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $50.00
Match donations for contributions received April 13- May 1, 2020 - for 10% portion, added for extra operations support
W2T Donors - adding 10% to their gifts - $100.00
Donors who made additional 10% contributions for extra operations support - received April 13 - May 1, 2020
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $125.00
Match donations for donors' contributions received April 18 - 20, 2020
Blom Family - $100.00
Thanks to Ed Scharlau.
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $1,285.00
Match donations for donors' contributions received April 17, 2020
TisBest Philanthropy - Charity directed gift cards - $20.00
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $1,322.00
Match donations for donors' contributions received on April 16, 2020
Emmanuel Awofadeju - $50.00
Love and Peace, and God Bless!
Mark and Barbara Piel - $100.00
Thank you for the opportunity to continue sharing in this life-giving ministry with you.
Supporter from Waverly - $100.00
Anonymous - $600.00
Blessings to you and all you do to spread the love of Christ to those in need.
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $1,315.00
Match donations for donors' contributions received April 15, 2020
Supporters from Austin - $1,000.00
This is such good work. You are all ethical, creative and devoted caretakers. Hope this helps you all in your work. Carl and Claudia
Margaret Halllau - $250.00
When we turn on the tap and clean water flows out, we are blessed. Many people (usuallly women) walk miles each day for water, ofter in dangerous conditions. Thank you, Water To Thrive, for helping us share the blessing of clean water with our sisters and brothers.
Supporters from Cedar Park, TX - $500.00
Thank you so much Dick ( and your team) for the wonderful work you do in providing water to our Ethiopian families.
Pam MacNaughton - $100.00
I want Water to Thrive to continue changing lives by providing clean, safe water to areas that need it desperately.
Supporter from Largo, FL - $100.00
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $1,755.00
Match donations for donors' contributions made on April 14, 2020
Supporter from Austin - $100.00
Ruthie and Charlie, I made this donation in your honor to thank you for what you do for others and in such an unselfish way! Love, Dad
Supporter from Austin - $100.00
In memory of Shell and Ruth Boyce
Supporter from Galveston - $100.00
Supporter from PA - $35.00
Ed Scharlau - $1,200.00
To a generous Water to Thrive Board whose response exceeded the goal to create the Board Match and to our Water to Thrive Staff responding exceptionally to this new need. Ed Scharlau, Treasurer, Water to Thrive
Gene and Jan Richards - $200.00
Anonymous - $100.00
Anonymous - $310.00
Supporter from Austin - $50.00
Supporter from Cypress, TX - $50.00
Keep up the good work!
Anonymous - $100.00
Supporters from Bastrop, TX - $500.00
Water Guardian - $100.00
Memorial gift from Austin Supporters
Supporter from Round Rock, TX - $20.00
Supporters from Austin - $35.00
In honor of Doug and Joyce.
Dan and Nova Kolander - $1,200.00
Honoring all the health workers around the world during this pandemic.
Rodney S BOND - $425.00
Jim and Patricia Clarke - $1,000.00
Supporter from Austin - $100.00
Hang in there!😃
In honor of Dorothy Mitcham - $200.00
Keep up the great and important work--Thank you all.
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $1,327.00
Match donations for donors' contributions made on April, 13, 2020
Ernie & Martha McWilliams - $1,000.00
St. Paul, MN - $250.00
Blessings to you, Dick!
George and Suzanne Payne - $400.00
Thanks to all of you at Water to Thrive. The need is great, and it is a great time to give.
Supporter from Austin - $100.00
Thomas Grevlos - $100.00
Supporters from Austin - $200.00
Anonymous - $10.00
Supporter from Austin - $50.00
In honor of Rennie and Ed Scharlau
Supporter from Milwaukee, WI - $100.00
Wishing you all continued success in making a difference in human life with water. Peace be with you all!
Supporters from Dripping Springs, TX - $35.00
Supporter from Florida - $100.00
Gift from 360Partners, LLC, McKinleys and Hoogendams. - $800.00
Joey White-Swift - $35.00
My Grandmother taught me the importance of sharing the love of Christ and the gifts of God. May this donation go to helping keep the mission alive of helping those to get the most basic of things, water.
Philip Blom - $50.00
I’d sure like to donate more but significant limitations exist. This donation I hope represents my thoughts and gratitude for Water to Thrive and the staff. Wish it was more but hope the thought counts Phil
Supporters from Cypress, TX - $200.00
Anonymous - $200.00
Anonymous Supporter - Austin - $100.00
Anonymous Supporter - PA - $50.00
Supporter from Illinois - $100.00
Anonymous - $100.00
Anonymous - $100.00
Anonymous - $100.00
This is a wonderful cause. Hope this helps. Good luck!
Michael & Tricia Guerrina - $50.00
The Guerrina family supports the good works of Water to Thrive and all of those involved.
Family from Austin - $250.00
Supporters from the Cayman Islands - $500.00
Hi Susanne, Kendall and all. Hope you are all well and staying safe. Weird times and wish you all the best with your fundraising. Rob and Monica
Anonymous Supporter - Nebraska - $35.00