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what is this?

Someone you know has challenged you. The bucket of water is approximately 40 pounds and represents an obstacle to a child's education.

why should i care?

Women and children walk an average of nearly 4 miles every day to get dirty water, which keeps them from attending school. Clean water in a community causes school attendance to skyrocket and a significant improvement in the health of children. Additionally, over 1,000 children die each day due to illness caused by unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene.


Donate today (below)! We ask that within the next 2 days, please deliver the bucket by foot, wagon, or car to a friend or neighbor. The goal is to get them in as many hands as possible so that we can walk with the 844 million people that have to walk for water each day that’s not clean. Sending many to school for the first time in their life.


We (8 Miles for Water) are partnering with World Vision, the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the world. 

World Vision provides clean water for one new person every 10 seconds. More information about World Vision at:


  • Will you donate and change a child’s life?

$50 provides one child with clean water for a lifetime. Donations of any size are welcome. Please pass the bucket along whether you choose to donate or not! Thank you for your consideration!

If you prefer mailing a donation: Checks to: 8 Miles for Water

8 Miles for Water, 3225 Parmenter St., Middleton, WI 53562

If a bucket is in your possession after September 9, please contact us and leave it on your doorstep - we will pick it up between September 10-17. Please email