Raised $
Goal $250000.
106% 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

Supporters from Austin, TX - $100
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $3643
Match contributions for donations received Oct. - Dec. 8, 2020
Supporters from Guilford, CT - $2500
Rolling Hills Moravian Church - Longwood, FL - $500
Water for Wine - $770
Anonymous - $70
Anonymous - $50
Hope Presbyterian Church - Austin, TX - $100
Anonymous - $25
Anonymous - $40
Anonymous - $200
Anonymous - $10
Facebook donations received Nov. 2020 - $555
Anonymous - $200
Anonymous - $100
PIMCO Employee match donation - $500
Facebook donations received Oct. 2020 - $1621
Anonymous - $35
Anonymous - $100
For donor records, please record that the gift is from: Deacon John Dellis and Johnnie Jordan
Anonymous - $100
Anonymous - $35
Anonymous - $500
Anonymous - $10
Anonymous - $10
Anonymous - $20
Water is Life - $5
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $1185
Match donations for contributions received Oct. 20 - Nov. 3, 2020
Anonymous supporter via Benevity Giving - $20
Supporter from MN - $50
Supporters from NY - $225
Anonymous - $50
Anonymous - $100
Anonymous - $500
Anonymous - $1000
Supporter from Waverly, Iowa - $10
Anonymous - $10
Anonymous - $60
Ed Scharlau - $250
In Memory of Bill Moeller, Brother of Dick Moeller - Water to Thrive Board Chair
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $112
Match donation for Wartburg - W2T Club's contribution
Wartburg College - Water to Thrive Club - $225
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
Magiera Family - $35
We are proud of your continued work to help others!!
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $18
Match donations for extra 10% given for operations - received Aug. 18 - Oct. 12, 2020
W2T Donors adding 10% to their water gifts - $36
Donors who made additional 10% contributions for operations support - received Aug. 18 - Oct. 12, 2020
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $455
Match donations for contributions received Oct. 1 - 12, 2020
Anonymous - $100
Anonymous - $200
Supporter from Tennessee - $10
God Bless you all.
Supporter from Leander, TX - $500
Anonymous - $100
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $550
Match donations for contributions from St. Luke's Church and Hope Presbyterian Church
Hope Presbyterian Church - Austin, TX - $100
St. Luke's Church - Garfield, MN - $1000
Given in Jesus' name
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $155
Match donations for contributions received Sept. 1-15, 2020
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $90
Match donations for Facebook contribution for July 15-31 and Sept. 1-15, 2020
Facebook donations received July 15 - 31, 2020 - $50
Facebook donations received Sept. 1-15, 2020 - $130
Anonymous - $300
Anonymous - $10
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $2110
Match donations for contributions received August 13-30, 2020
Anonymous - $3000
In honor of God's abundance and love - $1000
Rennie and Ed Scharlau - $120
Congratulations to Connie and Bob Scharlau on your 60th Wedding Anniversary.
Rennie and Ed Scharlau - $100
In memory of Aaron Kolander.
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $62
Match donations for extra 10% given for operations - received May 5 - August 17, 2020
W2T Donors adding 10% to their water gifts - $125
Donors who made additional 10% contributions for operations support - received May 5 - August 17, 2020
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $1635
Match donations for W2T contributions received August 4 - 17, 2020
Supporters from Bastrop, TX - $100
PIMCO employee match donation - $250
Madison's Birthday Fundraiser via Facebook - $560
Anonymous - $200
Anonymous - $2000
Supporter from Catskill, NY - $10
Your work is admirable!
Anonymous - $100
Gene and Jan Richards - $50
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $3347
Match donations for contributions received July 31 - Aug. 4, 2020
Hope Presbyterian Church - Austin, TX - $100
Anonymous - $10
Anonymous - $1000
Anonymous - $5000
Anonymous - $35
Elanore Decker - $550
There is no greater gift than clean, safe water.
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $1277
Match donations for contributions received July 19-23, 2020
Anonymous - $35
Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church - $2000
Minneapolis, MN
Supporter from Illinois - $500
Anonymous - $20
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $625
Match donations for July 2020 Thrivent contributions - Employer match program
Thrivent - $1250
Employer match donations, July 2020
Anonymous - $100
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $2125
For June 2020, Thrivent Match Contributions
Thrivent Match Donations for June 2020 - $4250
Multiple supporters
W2T Board of Directors and Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $1105
Match donations for contributions received June 16 - July 9, 2020
Supporter from St. Charles, MO - $1000
Anonymous - $50
Supporter from Lawrence, KS - $500
Elanore and Daniel Decker - $550
Supporter from IL - $10
Water Guardian
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $200
W2T Board of Directors & Friends- Additional Matching Funds - $1962
Match donations for contributions received June 4 - 17, 2020
Aid for Africa - Bethesda, MD - $3500
Anonymous - $100
Supporters from Boerne, TX - $500
Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church - congregation members' contributions - $925
Minneapolis, MN
W2T Board of Directors & Friends - Additional Matching Funds - $972
Match donations for Zach Fromm's and Jim Sorensen's Facebook fundraisers
3M Foundation - recognizing Ed Scharlau's volunteer work - $500
Anonymous - $200
Anonymous - $100
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $130
Match donations for donors' contributions received May 12 - 17, 2020
Jim Sorensen's Facebook fundraiser - $820
Zach Fromm's Facebook fundraiser - $1125
Bethany Women - $1000
Bethany Lutheran Church - Austin, TX
Supporters from MN - $500
Supporter from Austin, TX - $3000
Lappe Family - $50
In memory of Roger Lien
Anonymous - $100
Water Angel Supporter from Friendswood, TX - $5000
Supporter from Spokane, WA - $100
Supporters from Austin, TX - $1000
Supporters from Wisconsin - $1000
Supporters from Nebraska - $25
In honor of Jim Sorensen's birthday
Anonymous - $50
Supporter from Austin, TX - $1000
Supporter via Thrivent Financial - $500
Anonymous - $35
Friends of the W2T Board - Match Contribution - $500
Friends of the W2T Board - Match Contribution - $1000
Match donations for donors' contributions received June 3, 2020
St. David's Foundation - Austin, TX - $5000
H-E-B - $2500
Supporter from Livingston, MT - $100
Holy Cross Lutheran Church for the Deaf - $5000
Maplewood, MO
Supporter from North Carolina - In memory of Beulah Alexander - $35
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
Anonymous gift from Canada - $10
Memorial gift
Supporters from Austin, TX - $5000
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $625
Match donations for donors' contributions received May 9-11, 2020
Donation from Austin supporter and Dell employee match gift - $1000
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $742
Match donations for donors' contributions received May 7, 2020.
Anonymous donor via Benevity - $25
Supporters from Spring, TX - $100
Supporters from Austin - $500
Supporters from Seguin, TX - $100
Anonymous - $100
Additional gift - W2T Water Angel. - $600
I hope this will help..
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contribution - $432
Match donation for Joel Hinkhouse's Facebook fundraiser
Joel Hinkhouse - $865
Facebook fundraiser for W2T Operations Emergency Relief Fund
George Engdahl - $250
Anonymous - $450
In memory of Russell Scharlau
Anonymous - $10
Supporter from Virginia - $50
Thank you Water to Thrive for the amazing work you do!
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $8006
Match donations for donors' contributions received May 5-6, 2020
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contribution - $10000
Match donation for Austin Supporters' $20,000.00 contribution
Thrivent Choice Participant - $13
Supporters from Austin - $100
Supporters from Austin - $20000
Anonymous - $100
Anonymous - $250
Supporters from Austin, TX - $12000
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $5500
Match donations for two Austin supporters, giving via charitable foundations, received May 6, 2020
In the Name of Jesus - $10000
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 - $1000
Nancy Teply - $25
Bill & Vikki Harrison - $100
We appreciate the work of Dick Moeller and the WTT team!
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $50
Match donation for Blom family contribution received April 20, 2020
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $5400
Match donations for donors' contributions received May 2 - 5, 2020
Supporters from Austin - $100
Supporters from Shavano Park, TX - $1000
Foundation contribution from Austin, TX - $1000
Supporters from Lockhart, TX - $1000
Supporter from Cincinnati, OH - $2500
Claire and Carl Stuart, Austin, TX - $5000
So more wells are built, and to help with operations relief so Water to Thrive continues the 100% Promise.
Supporter from Austin, TX - $50
Anonymous - $50
Supporters from Georgetown, TX - $25
#everylittlebithelps
Patricia Meade - $100
Thanks for all of the work you do to help provide the world with clean water!
Supporters from Cedar Park, TX - $100
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
Anonymous - $50
Anonymous - $50
Paul Baumann - $100
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
Homer and Mary Goering - $250
In appreciation of all W2T staff. They are a great team!
Karen & Wes Peoples - $100
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
Anonymous - $50
Anonymous - $100
Supporter from Cypress, TX - $100
Supporter from Ballwin, MO - $50
Anonymous - $50
Supporters from Austin - $250
Thrivent will be matching this contribution. Thanks as always for your amazing work!
Ernie & Martha McWilliams - $2000
Philip Blom - $50
Water to thrive will be a vital help to preventing disease Blessed to be able to help
Dr. & Mrs. Larry T. Patterson - $100
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $225
Match donations for donors' contributions received May 1, 2020
Anonymous Supporters - $250
Memorial Gift
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $8325
Match donations for donors' contributions received April 25-30, 2020
Supporters from Arcadia, WI - $200
We live in the countryside and know the value of a clean well.
Water Angel supporter from Austin, TX - $1050
Anonymous W2T Supporters - $1000
Supporters from Iowa - $10000
Supporters from Round Rock, TX - $500
Linda and Richard Moeller - $200
Proud of our rotary for well projects
Hermon - $500
Thank you for what you do for those who are in need!
Supporters from Minnetonka, MN - $500
Operations fund
Supporter from Austin, TX - $200
In Honor of Betty Lunik. - $1000
Supporters from Austin - $100
For all the beautiful people in East Africa & W2T. - $500
Anonymous - Austin, TX - $500
Supporter from Richmond, TX - $200
Supporter from Austin - $200
Supporter from Georgetown - $100
Supporter from Austin - $50
Anonymous - $50
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $4092
Match donations for contributions received April 22 - 24, 2020
Supporters from Austin - $500
June Mehlhaus - $500
A Wartburg college classmate of Ed Scharlau - To help provide water for life.
Water Guardian Supporter from Austin - $200
Supporters from Austin - $200
Supporters from Loudon, TN - $400
Supporters from Garland, TX - $1000
Anonymous Supporter via InFaith Community Foundation - $250
Kelsey Tomlin - $35
Thank you for all that you do to keep this mission operational!
Cason and Rebecca Beckham - $200
Jazzy and Jack - $250
Love you all SO much. Keep building wells and changing lives. <3
The Burke Family - $300
Supporter from White Bear Lake, MN - $1000
Supporters from Seguin, TX - $50
Bill and Melissa Knippa - $2500
Supporters from Horseshoe Bay, TX - $550
Supporters from Austin - $250
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $1825
Match donations for donors' contributions received on April 21 & 22, 2020
Dale Johnson - $100
For those in need of fresh water.
Barb and Ken Pitt - $1000
From Ed Scharlau's (W2T Board Treasurer) neighbors -- so we may serve our other neighbors in east Africa.
Kent Miller - $1000
W. James Bowling - $500
We are part of the Water Angel group
Myron & Terrie Jordahl - $1000
Greg & Brenda Mooty - $50
Supporter from Arizona - $500
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contribution - $1000
Match donation for anonymous, $2,000.00 contribution
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contribution - $630
Match donation for Elanore and Dan Decker's contribution
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $310
Match donations for W2T Facebook fundraiser, received April 13 - 20, 2020
Water to Thrive's Facebook fundraiser - $620
Contributions made April 13 - 20, 2020
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $500
Match donations for contributions to Dick's Facebook fundraiser, through April 20, 2020
Dick Moeller's Facebook Fundraiser - $1000
Donations received through April 20, 2020
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contribution - $25
Match donation for individual contribution to W2T's Facebook page
Anonymous - $2000
Supporter via W2T Facebook page - $50
Elanore & Dan Decker - $1261
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
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
Donors who made additional 10% contributions for extra operations support - received April 13 - May 1, 2020
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $125
Match donations for donors' contributions received April 18 - 20, 2020
Blom Family - $100
Thanks to Ed Scharlau.
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $1285
Match donations for donors' contributions received April 17, 2020
TisBest Philanthropy - Charity directed gift cards - $20
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $1322
Match donations for donors' contributions received on April 16, 2020
Emmanuel Awofadeju - $50
Love and Peace, and God Bless!
Mark and Barbara Piel - $100
Thank you for the opportunity to continue sharing in this life-giving ministry with you.
Supporter from Waverly - $100
Anonymous - $600
Blessings to you and all you do to spread the love of Christ to those in need.
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $1315
Match donations for donors' contributions received April 15, 2020
Supporters from Austin - $1000
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
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
Thank you so much Dick ( and your team) for the wonderful work you do in providing water to our Ethiopian families.
Pam MacNaughton - $100
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
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $1755
Match donations for donors' contributions made on April 14, 2020
Supporter from Austin - $100
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
In memory of Shell and Ruth Boyce
Supporter from Galveston - $100
Supporter from PA - $35
Ed Scharlau - $1200
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
Anonymous - $100
Anonymous - $310
Supporter from Austin - $50
Supporter from Cypress, TX - $50
Keep up the good work!
Anonymous - $100
Supporters from Bastrop, TX - $500
Water Guardian - $100
Memorial gift from Austin Supporters
Supporter from Round Rock, TX - $20
Supporters from Austin - $35
In honor of Doug and Joyce.
Dan and Nova Kolander - $1200
Honoring all the health workers around the world during this pandemic.
Rodney S BOND - $425
Jim and Patricia Clarke - $1000
Supporter from Austin - $100
Hang in there!😃
In honor of Dorothy Mitcham - $200
Keep up the great and important work--Thank you all.
Water to Thrive Board - Match Contributions - $1327
Match donations for donors' contributions made on April, 13, 2020
Ernie & Martha McWilliams - $1000
St. Paul, MN - $250
Blessings to you, Dick!
George and Suzanne Payne - $400
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
Thomas Grevlos - $100
Supporters from Austin - $200
Anonymous - $10
Supporter from Austin - $50
In honor of Rennie and Ed Scharlau
Supporter from Milwaukee, WI - $100
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
Supporter from Florida - $100
Gift from 360Partners, LLC, McKinleys and Hoogendams. - $800
Joey White-Swift - $35
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
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
Anonymous - $200
Anonymous Supporter - Austin - $100
Anonymous Supporter - PA - $50
Supporter from Illinois - $100
Anonymous - $100
Anonymous - $100
Anonymous - $100
This is a wonderful cause. Hope this helps. Good luck!
Michael & Tricia Guerrina - $50
The Guerrina family supports the good works of Water to Thrive and all of those involved.
Family from Austin - $250
Supporters from the Cayman Islands - $500
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