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Wash Project

CKI is excited to continue its five-year signature project, in partnership with UNICEF, called WASH. WASH is the collective term for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. WASH aims to provide education, awareness, and funding to supply clean drinking water and sanitation education to schools and children in underdeveloped regions. Since 1990, UNICEF and partners have played a key role as 2.6 billion people gained access to safe drinking water. Still, nearly 1,000 children die everyday due to a lack of safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene. Our signature project efforts target Haiti’s emergency needs with a complete WASH response package; supporting emergency water access interventions for people in drought-affected areas; and providing internally displaced people with alternative sustainable sanitation strategies.

Our two anchor programs for WASH are “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” and “March Water Madness”:

  1. Trick or Treat for UNICEF - this program reoccurs every October and is well known throughout CKI. Resources are provided for CKI members to go door-to-door on Halloween with collection boxes to fundraise for UNICEF. All funds raised by CKI go towards the WASH project. Download #ToT4UNICEF resources here.
  2. March Water Madness - this program occurs every March for the next five years and focuses on intense fundraising and awareness for WASH. Resources are provided for fundraising projects centered around March Madness water challenges.
  3. Monthly Calendar Challenge - Support WASH all year long by taking our monthly calendar challenges. Post the WASH calendar on social media and encourage your friends and family to select a day to donate. Don't forget to update your followers on your progress throughout the month. At the end of the month, turn in the funds using the form below. Good luck!

For more information, resources, and fundraising ideas, visit unicef.org/wash



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