Media Coverage

Well Aware has attracted the attention of local and national press. Check out some of our coverage here.

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Sarah Evans Announces New Water Initiative

November 1, 2018

Austin Woman Magazine

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Sarah Evans Bringing Water to East Africa

September 20, 2018

ATX Unbound

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A Conversation with Well Aware

September 17, 2018

Impact Hub Austin

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Bellingen goes on shower strike for clean water in Kenya

May 8, 2018

The Bellingen Shire Courier-Sun

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Sarah Evans on GroundBreakers Podcast

February 25, 2018

GroundBreakers

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CHANGEMAKER FINALIST: SARAH EVANS

January 4, 2018

Austin Young Chamber

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Well Aware Rockin in a Winter Waterland 2017

December 10, 2017

Fox 7 Austin

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Stinky for a Cause

May 10, 2017

The Daily Freeman- Journal

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Toyota Mother Of Invention: Well Aware

April 6, 2017

Women in the World

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Sarah Evans- Well Aware

January 25, 2017

EBW2020

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EBW Radio Sarah Evans

December 15, 2016

EBW2020

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KONO 101.1 Radio Coverage of Well Aware

November 16, 2016

KONO 101.1

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Water Charity Drills Down to Get to Know Real Needs

November 1, 2016

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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The trouble with Voluntourism

April 18, 2016

Third Drive

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Smelling For A Good Cause

April 1, 2016

The Daily Freeman-Journal

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Pick of the Day: Shower Strike!

March 22, 2016

KEYE- TV We Are Austin

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Water Charity Isn’t Working: A “Water Charity” Perspective

January 13, 2016

Texas Lifestyle Magazine by Sarah Evans

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Water Charity Isn’t Working: How You Can Help

December 30, 2015

Wandering Educators by Sarah Evans

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Pick of the Day: Well Aware Live from Kenya

December 30, 2015

KEYE-TV We Are Austin

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Rockin In A Winter Waterland: KEYE Interview!

December 9, 2015

In case you missed it! Watch Sarah Evans and Gavin Jasper talk about this weekend's event and future projects on this morning's KEYE We Are Austin show. Special thanks to Taylor Ellison.

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THE AUSTINITE MAGAZINE Features Well Aware

November 16, 2015

It's pretty awesome to see our founder and executive director on the cover of the latest The Austinite - "Faces of Austin". We're proud of Sarah Evans and honored to be featured with this group of amazing Austinites!

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Maria Shriver's Posted Essay from Our Founder on International Development

October 26, 2015

Just hearing the word “Haiti” triggers emotion. Haiti’s pain has been seen and felt across continents and cultures. Even in the midst of more recent tragedy, this island still beckons our attention and our sympathy.

Images of the destruction and despair still appear on the television, online, and in our minds- piles of rubble and waste, children sobbing in the streets in tattered clothing, and droves of missionaries and aid workers sifting through the debris and serving lines of despondent people food and medical treatment.

This is the story of Haiti we have learned and that...

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Austin 360 Article: Well Aware is in expansion mode!

August 22, 2015

The Austin-based water-system nonprofit, founded by Sarah Evans, touts a 100 percent success rate providing clean water in Kenya

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Well Aware: Journey of clean water for life on KUVE

August 21, 2015

Sarah Evans Founder of Well and Greg Davis of Greg Davis Photography speak about their joint project. Well Aware: Journey of clean water for life

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Well Aware exhibition and benefit featuring Greg Davis: Interview on Fox 7!

August 20, 2015

Executive Director Sarah Evans talks about the organization and its upcoming event.

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Well Aware is featured on KOOP Community Outreach Radio program

August 18, 2015

Reflections of Community Outreach: a conversation with Sarah Evans of Well Aware.

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TWHS volleyball players going on shower strike for a great cause

April 17, 2015

The Woodlands High School volleyball program is going on strike! On Friday at the stroke of midnight, the girls will stop showering for a week or until they raise $5000.00 for a great cause.

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Austin-based nonprofit changing lives in Africa, KXAN

August 16, 2015

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Despite our drought restrictions in Central Texas, water is still not that hard to come by. In other parts of the world however, it’s a much different situation.

But local organization Well Aware is trying to change that. Well Aware is an Austin-based nonprofit that funds and implements clean water systems for impoverished communities in Africa.

Sarah Evans and her team just returned from a trip to Kenya, where they put in their 26th high-yielding water system. National Geographic Creative photographer Greg Davis traveled with the Well Aware team and...

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Maria Shriver features Sarah Evans latest article!

April 14, 2015

The foundation of everything is water. We are blessed with plentiful, clean water in most places in the US. But, 1 of 7 people in the world still struggle to survive because they are not so blessed.

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Charity Meets Style

April 7, 2015

For the seventh year, Austin’s Well Aware presents its 2015 Shower Strike. Each year, volunteers across the globe unite and vow not to shower for one week or until they raise $1,000.

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The Austinot: Well Aware Provides Clean Water for the Impoverished

October 13, 2014

Next time you’re chugging a glass of water, consider that there are communities around the world without that ability, and be a little more grateful for that water.

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Your mark on the world: My World Water Day Promise: No More Showers for Me

March 28, 2014

March 22 was United Nations World Water Day, and many people took time to recognize global water issues. Some attended events and possibly even thought about water conservation and the importance of water in their own daily lives.

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Midwife in Africa: Why I Am on Shower Strike

March 28, 2014

I am on Day 6 of vowing not to shower until I raise my pledge to Well Aware as part of their annual Shower Strike fundraiser. This explains why..

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A Week-Long Shower Boycott For Charity with Well Aware

March 28, 2014

Two local Africa-focused nonprofits, The African Leadership Bridge and CTC International, recently joined Well Aware as Shower Strike fundraising teams for the first time this year.

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Xtremely Stinky Shower Strike team for Well Aware

March 27, 2014

Girls on The Xtreme Volleyball Club team in The Woodlands are boycotting showers for one week to raise money for clean water in Africa.

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Volleyball team raising money to build water systems in Africa

March 27, 2014

THE WOODLANDS, Texas--A group of teenage volleyball girls, from Xtreme Volleyball Club, are planning on stinking it up during a week-long shower strike to raise money to build water systems in Africa.

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Teens Boycott Showering for Well Aware (But They Have a Good Reason)

March 27, 2014

(HOUSTON) — A group of Houston-area volleyball players are “stinking it up” for a good cause.

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Teens Boycott Showering for Well Aware

March 27, 2014

The 14- and 15-year-old players are participating as a fundraising team — dubbed “Xtremely Stinky” — in the infamous global Shower Strike campaign held annually by Well Aware.

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Houston Press: BODY ODORS DON'T MATTER IN TEENS' WATER FUNDRAISER

March 27, 2014

We're sure a bunch of teens in The Woodlands aren't dealing with the everyday difficulties of pouring fresh water into a cup and drinking it, especially with all that good clean liquid ready to be pumped in through Lake Conroe.

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The Villager: Local team on shower strike to raise money for Well Aware

March 27, 2014

The girls' shower boycott began last Saturday, March 22, and will come to an end this Saturday, March 29.

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Second Grade Class Boycotts Showers for One Week for Well Aware

March 27, 2014

Second grade class at Sunset Heights Elementary School led by their teacher Dawn Scholtens are on a shower strike!

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KHOU: Woodlands teens stop showering to raise money for charity

March 22, 2014

WOODLANDS, Texas Several students at the Woodlands High School have chosen to stop showering for a week in order to raise money for a non-profit that is building wells Africa.

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KVUE: Well Aware raises money by not showering

March 22, 2014

It's not the cleanest way to raise money, but it does raise a lot of attention.

Sarah Evans, founder and executive director of Well Aware, sat down and spoke to KVUE about her nonprofit and fundraiser.

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CBS 11: Texas Group Wants You To Skip The Shower, For A Good Cause

March 20, 2014

DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Imagine not taking a shower for a week…but for a good cause. An Austin non-profit is asking people to do just that in an effort to raise awareness and money for water systems in impoverished communities in Africa.

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Water Cache: We’re Staying Dirty for African Water Wells #ShowerStrike

March 12, 2014

We are proud to announce that we are partnering with Well Aware, a local non-profit that works to provide innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa.

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Well Aware to launch Shower Strike to raise money for clean water in east Africa

January 30, 2014

Well Aware, the Austin-based nonprofit that builds water systems for impoverished communities in Africa, has announced the return of its infamous Shower Strike— a global annual fundraiser that recruits volunteers to abstain from showering for one week or until they raise at least $1,000 toward life-saving clean water.

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KCCI: Students raise money by not showering for Well Aware

March 28, 2013

Students raise money by not showering and are featured on the news!

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Ask Miss A features Austin’s Well Aware’s 2015 Shower Strike

April 7, 2015

For the seventh year, Austin’s Well Aware presents its 2015 Shower Strike. Each year, volunteers across the globe unite and vow not to shower for one week or until they raise $1,000.

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