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Walk for Water

March 25, 2023

General Walk FAQs

The Walk for Water will take place on March 25, 2023 at Riverfront Park in N. Charleston.
You can register as a Walk volunteer here
Some participant materials are available on the resource page. Additional materials and t-shirts will be available to pick up at Water Mission's global headquarters the week prior to the Walk and on Walk day at Riverfront Park. 

Team materials will be available for captains to pick up before the Walk. 
We’ve created shareable resources to help you get others excited and invite your friends, family, and colleagues to walk with you. These easy-to-use materials include social media images and other downloadable items.  
 
Then, during and after the Walk, be sure to post photos on social media, tag Water Mission, and use the hashtag #chswalkforwater. We even have GIFs to add to your Instagram stories (search for Water Mission in GIPHY). Telling others about your Walk experience is a way to keep advocating for your global neighbors and raising awareness. 
While the Walk is an opportunity to help raise support for Water Mission’s efforts to put an end to the global water crisis, fundraising is not a requirement to participate. If you choose to partner with us in this way, you can find resources to raise funds here.  
Adults (Ages 18 and up): $25
Youth (Ages 5-17): $10
Yes. You may add a child registration by selecting this option with your adult registration. All registered participants will receive a Walk for Water t-shirt. The smallest size available is a youth medium.
Yes! You may join a team through your personal page.
Please call Water Mission at +1.843.769.7395 or email walk@watermission.org.
Every contribution is considered a donation. We are unable to provide refunds.
When you arrive at Riverfront Park, follow the signs and join us for the opening ceremony. Following the kick-off, you will be directed to grab a bucket and begin walking so others don’t have to!  
You can register the morning of the event at Riverfront Park. While we accept cash and checks, but payment by card is preferred on Walk day.
We will have plenty of fun and games for all ages. During the Walk, you’ll carry an empty bucket for approximately 1.5 miles. You will then fill it with water and walk about 1.5 miles back to Riverfront Park. Along the route, you’ll learn about the global water crisis and experience stories from those Water Mission serves. Once you complete the route, you will empty your bucket into a pool of water that will be treated by Water Mission’s Living Water Treatment System.  
 
We encourage everyone to wear their Walk for Water t-shirts, sunscreen, and a pair of comfortable shoes. Please also dress appropriately for the weather. Together, we will join together to walk so others don’t have to.   

Gift FAQs

Yes. You can make a gift to a walker on a team or you can make a general team gift.
All gifts should be mailed to:
Water Mission
1150 Molly Greene Way
Bldg. 1605
N. Charleston, SC 29405
Please make all checks payable to Water Mission.
Include who the gift should be credited to in the memo line. 
Click on the home page and begin typing their first or last name. Participant names will display as you type.
Any gift made online should post immediately. If an online gift does not post within 5 minutes, please contact us.
If you check this box, you will be charged an additional amount to cover processing fees. This amount will also be visible to Water Mission. However, on the fundraising page, your intended, initial donation amount will be displayed.
All monetary gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Yes. For Canadian gifts made online with a credit card, the amount entered in the online donation form will be in U.S. dollars.
Any ministry partner who mailed their gift—and provided an address—will receive a receipt in the mail once the financial gift has been processed. 
Yes, anyone who gives online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.
A Tax ID number identifies Water Mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Water Mission Tax ID number is 57-1116978.
When you give a gift online, you can designate what you want to appear as your recognition name on the participant's Honor Roll. This may be your name, or it could be something such as "From the whole Wolf family" or "in memory of Aunt Cathy."

Raising Funds FAQs

If a check has been written out to you personally, you may endorse the back of the check and mail it in with a completed donation form to Water Mission.
It is not a good idea to send a cash gift in the mail. You may bring cash gifts to Water Mission headquarters (1150 Molly Greene Way, Bldg. 1605, N. Charleston, SC 29405) along with your information, or you can deposit the cash into your checking account and send a personal check.
Any gift made online should post immediately. If an online gift does not post within 5 minutes, please contact us.
You can't enter a check online. What you can do is enter a check as a pledge. This can be done in the fundraising section of your personal page. The status of the check will be pending until the check is received by Water Mission.
A Tax ID number identifies Water Mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Many donors will request this number to validate their donation as tax-deductible. The Water Mission Tax ID number is 57-1116978.
As your friends and family make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the Honor Roll.
Log in with your email and password to visit your headquarters page. Select My Fundraising Report on the left side. You will then find a list of everyone who has given to you as well as a list of everyone who has given to your team.
To easily send thank-you emails, follow these steps:
  1. Log in to your fundraiser dashboard by clicking the "My HQ" link in the top right
  2. Click "My Fundraising Report" in the left sidebar
  3. Locate the donor/donation you'd like to thank, and click "Send Email" (If the donor didn't submit their email address, this option is unavailable.)
  4. Type the message in the pop-up window, and click "Send Email."
You are receiving these emails because we would like to keep you updated on your efforts. If you wish to stop receiving these updates, please login to your personal page and edit your account preferences.

Additional Website FAQs

A personal URL is a shortened link to your team or personal page that you can send to friends and family in emails. A personal URL will look like this: https://walkforwater.rallybound.org/walkforwater/ben.
When someone makes a donation online, she or he can enter text to appear on the fundraising honor roll. This may be their name, or it could be something like "From the whole Wolf family" or "In Memory of Aunt Cathy."