Whiskey for Water Hosts Kentucky Derby Deluxe
May 11, 2016
Our favorite guys over at Whiskey for Water are back – this time with a derby-themed event full of mint juleps, fancy hats, seersucker suits, and generous donors.
So what is Whiskey for Water? Well the name pretty much says it all. Whiskey for Water provides the whiskey, and Well Aware provides the water. Each year, the Whiskey for Water (W4W) team hosts several events to raise funds for Well Aware. Each event has a variety of drinks for guests to sip on including a featured whiskey, generously donated from a local distillery. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and donations go directly to Well Aware, so that we can continue to provide access to lifesaving clean water. Like we said, the name says it all: Whiskey for Water wants you to sip on some delicious whiskey so that someone else can drink some clean water.
A couple members of the Well Aware team were lucky enough to attend W4W’s Kentucky Derby Deluxe last Saturday. We, along with about 60 other attendees, spent the afternoon playing yard games, listening to live music from the Bottom Dollar String Band, and enjoying delicious food and (extra strong) mint juleps, all the while helping raise money to fund new water projects in Kenya.
With proceeds from Whiskey for Water’s previous events, Well Aware was able to build a water project in Metta, Kenya. The Metta project provided sustainable access to clean water for a community of over 4,000 men, women, and children. W4W’s continued fundraising efforts will go on to fund more water systems in the future!
We wanted to send a big thank you to the Whiskey for Water team for their generous donations and wonderful event! Keep up the great work!