How does it work?
SHOWER STRIKE IS APRIL 22-28, 2021
Every April, advocates from around the world join #ShowerStrike to raise awareness of global water issues and raise funds to help more people gain access to lasting clean water.
Our nationally-recognized fundraiser makes it easy for you to make a big impact in a short time. For the people we are helping, a clean drink of water is not guaranteed. A shower is often a luxury. And, many walk miles every day to fetch the water they need to survive. YOU CAN HELP. Every $15 you raise provides 1 person with lasting clean water.
*Can't skip showers? Don’t worry -- we have other options to participate. The most important part is getting involved, having fun, and making a difference in the lives of others.
Our strikers are famous
They've been recognized nationally for their efforts and featured in numerous publications.
Imagine not having access to clean water to drink, bathe or cook.
663 million people lack access to clean water.
159 million collect untreated water from lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.
3.6 miles is the average distance people in East Africa must walk to fetch water.
500,000 people die each year due to contaminated drinking water.
No one should have to live this way. Join the Strike and be part of creating a world where every human has access to clean water.
With clean water...
Disease rates drop 64%
Once communities have clean drinking water, cholera and other preventable waterborne illnesses decrease tenfold.
Education rates increase 34%
Children no longer have to miss school to walk for water. Students are not kicked out of school for being dirty. They can have proper facilities in which to wash. Clean water means they can focus on transforming their future through education.
Gender equality improves
Women no longer have to spend their days fetching water. They are able to participate in the economy, thereby increasing their decision-making power and empowering them to lead their communities.
Overall economic activity increases
The community is able to diversify their income-generating activities by growing more crops or pursuing entrepreneurial ventures.