Westridge Water Warriors Festival Raises Funds to Build Six Clean Water Systems in Africa
The Water Warrior Festival held recently at Westridge School was a day of fun activities designed, created, and run by the 40 members of the Middle School Warriors Club—all for a great cause: to fund six more W.A.S.H. systems (water, sanitation, and hygiene) at schools and vocational training programs serving 3,460 students in Africa. (Learn more on the H2O for Life website, the organization that receives Water Warriors funds.) Through activities from fortune telling and pieing teachers in the face to temporary tattoo and boba booths to an incredible raffle—the festival raised approximately $7,000 (topping the $5,000 the Club hoped to raise). This brings the club’s annual fundraising to more than $28,000.
“We had really great booths and prizes his year,” said Club Co-Head Izzie B. ’27 (the other heads are Molly G. ’27 and Tekle S.-J. ’27). Asked what she would like everyone to know about the event, Izzy said, “That all of the funds go to making water safe for people in developing parts of the world and that every dollar counts, so you can be part of a good cause at any giving level—even buying a cookie at a bake sale. It all makes a difference.”
Now in its 10th year, Water Warriors is the largest Middle School club. Thank you to everyone who supported our Warriors for this important cause!
Westridge School, 324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, (626) 799-1053 ext. 200 or visit www.westridge.org.