WaterStep is a Louisville-based non-profit organization that works to fight the global water crisis.
This month, Friends and Neighbors highlights WaterStep:
How WaterStep works:
- WaterStep is a Louisville-based non-profit organization that works to fight the global water crisis by empowering communities with the training and technology they need in to provide sustainable water and hygiene solutions for themselves.
- Since 2001 WaterStep has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in almost two dozen countries including Haiti, Kenya, India, the Dominican Republic, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Costa Rica.
About the Shoe Program:
- WaterStep collects used shoes of all sizes and condition to raise funds to support its mission.
- WaterStep sells the donated shoes to an exporter, which serves two purposes; they provide affordable footwear to people in the developing world, AND it keeps the discarded shoes from going into landfills. (approximately 30,000 pounds of shoes each month)
- Businesses, organizations, school groups, churches, etc. are encouraged to host shoe drives in support of WaterStep, or the public can drop off shoes at one of the hundreds of drop off sites all over Louisville.
The 2nd Annual “CQ Jam for WaterStep” will be held on Saturday, August 9th beginning at 4:00pm at Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille in Prospect. The event will feature a waterfront stage allowing the local boating community to anchor and enjoy the festivities. Tickets are $15 at the door, or $10 in advance if purchased at WaterStep’s office and Captain’s Quarters. A VIP upgrade is available for an additional $20 which includes premium seating, a meet-n-greet with Charlie McCoy and Lindsey Willinger, and food and beverage tickets. All proceeds from ticket sales and a portion of the evening’s food and beverage sales will benefit WaterStep.
WaterStep will host the 3rd Annual IF Water Conference in conjunction with IdeaFestival® on Tuesday, September 30th at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY. Keynote speaker Fabien Cousteau – oceanographer, documentary film maker, and grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau –will discuss his 31 day underwater exploration project that just made history. Additional speakers include Pat Mulroy, Former GM of the Southern Nevada Water Authority for 20 years, and Rose George, freelance journalist and Author of The Big Necessity. For tickets or more information, visit www.waterstep.org or call (502) 568-6342.
WaterStep website: www.waterstep.org
WaterStep Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WaterStep
WaterStep Twitter: www.twitter.com/WaterStep @WaterStep