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About H2O for Life
In 2007, Patty Hall received a cry for help from a small village in Kenya that was desperate to build a water project. Could she help?
She introduced the idea to her school, Highview Middle School in New Brighton, MN, to see if they could help raise funds for the project. Staff and students embraced the challenge with open arms. Students learned about the global water crisis and created action plans.
It was an amazing and inspirational school year as students organized walks for water, sold wrist bands, note cards, and t-shirts. They also held piano concerts, pizza parties, babysitting events and asked family and friends for donations. In the end, Highview Middle school donated $13,000 (twice the amount requested for the project) to Kathungu Village. Today, Kathungu Village has water available year-round due to the efforts of Highview Middle School. Highview students and teachers didnt stop with one project. They wanted to do more. This led Patty and a group of committed parents and teacher volunteers to establish H2O for Life as a non-profit.