September 30, 2023 | Scissortail Park , OKC 8:30am

The Walk

For millions around the world, today began with a long walk to collect water. Mile after mile… hour after hour… 40 pounds at a time… to and from watering holes, lakes, and streams riddled with disease. Every day, they fill their buckets over and over again with unsafe water that brings sickness and pain. Every hour they spend walking for water is one less hour for school, work, or time with loved ones.

40 pounds

Water is often carried in five gallon buckets which weigh over 40 pounds when full.

3.7 miles

Women and children in the developing world walk an average of 3.7 miles (6 km) per day to collect water. (USAID)

570 million

Nearly 570 million children lack access to basic drinking water at school. (UNICEF)

Get Your Company Involved

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Water4 and the Global Water Crisis

2.1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe water at home, and the global water crisis claims 3.4 million lives each year — more than all forms of violence, including war, combined. These numbers aren’t just statistics. They represent real people with names, families, hopes and dreams.

Water4 is an Oklahoma City-based international nonprofit using faith, innovation and empowerment to reimagine a world where all people have access to safe water. Water4 equips local entrepreneurs in developing countries to provide sustainable safe water access to every home, school and clinic in their communities. This approach puts the solution to local water problems in the hands of local people ensuring safe water access is sustained by local resources.

Since 2008, Water4 and our partners have impacted the lives of over 1.8 million people in more than 30 countries through the power of safe and living water.

Resources To Share

Walk4Water4 Playlist

Listen while you walk to enjoy stories about Water4 and our partner enterprises, great music, and more!


Sending emails out to boost support from family & friends? Download & use one of our logo options!

Come walk with me on September 30th! Register today at water4.org/walk and help end the global water crisis!

Water is often carried in five gallon buckets that weigh over 40 pounds when full. Can you imagine? Every dollar helps to end this long, tedious walk. Register and set your fundraising goal for $250 to provide safe water for a family. 

Nearly 570 million children lack access to basic drinking water at school. (UNICEF) This is NOT okay. I’m walking to change that by raising money for Water4. Will you join me in the fight to end the water crisis with a gift today? [insert personal fundraising link]

Women and children in the developing world walk an average of 3.7 miles (6 km) per day to collect water. (USAID) YOU can change that with a gift to Water4 [insert personal fundraising link]. Let’s end the walk once and for all.


Use these photos and captions to spread your message on social media! Ask people to donate to your fundraiser and give a shoutout to anyone who gives by tagging them in a thank you post.


Download these photos and use these captions on Facebook to invite your friends to donate to your fundraiser.

The Why

Who We Are

Walk So They Don't


Brighten someone’s day by sharing stories from Water4 & our partners!

Check Check The Email

Use the sample templates below as a guide to create your own emails to send to close friends and family!

Template #1

Dear friend,

Did you know that 2.1 billion people woke up this morning without access to safe water? We have a role to play so no one has to go without this basic need. 

I’m walking three miles in the Walk4Water4 with Water4 on September 30th to bring awareness to the 2.1 billion people who have to make the long journey each day to collect water. My goal is to raise $_____/mile which will provide more people access to safe water, meaning more time to play, more time to go to school, more time to laugh. 

Join me in ending the water crisis by donating to my Walk4Water4 campaign today. {Link to your personal fundraising page}

Thank you for your support!

Your Name

P.S. Learn more about Water4’s mission to empower people and local businesses to end their own crisis at water4.org

Template #2

In sub-Saharan Africa, women and girls spend an estimated 40 billion hours a year collecting water. 

What if that could change? What if YOU could change that? 

On September 30th, I’m participating in Water4’s Walk4Water4 to bring attention to the water crisis. I believe no one should be without access to safe water or have to walk over three miles to collect it. I am asking you to sponsor one mile for $____ to help me meet my fundraising goal of $____, bringing us one step closer to the ultimate goal of sustainable water access for all. 

To follow the progress of my campaign or to make a donation, click here:  {Link to your personal fundraising page}. 

You can learn more about the water crisis and mission of Water4 at water4.org.

Thank you!

Your Name

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