Difference Makers of The Thirst Project

In his talk, Seth explained that when he learned that nearly one billion people around the world don't have access to clean drinking water, he founded the Thirst Project to fix the problem.
"I was so excited by what Seth said that as soon as I got home I went door-to-door and collected $305 towards building a well," said 4th grader Ava, excited by the talk given by Thirst Project founder Seth Maxwell. In his talk, Seth explained that when he learned that nearly one billion people around the world don't have access to clean drinking water, he founded the Thirst Project to fix the problem. It's "the only water organization which caters exclusively to educating students about the world water crisis and equips them with the tools to bring it to an end." 

Berkeley Hall's Difference Makers Series in partnership with the Wise School brought the Thirst Project to the attention of our students and challenged them to raise the requisite $12,000 it would take to build a clean-water well in Swaziland. BHS and Wise students got passionate about the challenge and were determined to make the difference in the lives of a whole village. To meet their goals, students raised money in creative ways. They gave up birthday presents, held bake sales, cleaned out piggy banks, went door-to-door, set up tables outside of Whole Foods to raise awareness, and kept at it until they reached their goal. Seth's talk to the community was the culmination of Berkeley Hall and Wise students' efforts. After his talk they presented Seth with a check for $12,500. Our students are difference makers indeed.
 
Bryan Hernandez, marketing team leader of Whole Foods Market in Sherman Oaks, who provided an amazing spread of food for all the guests at the event, said, “We know how hard the students worked to make this happen and were honored to recognize them by providing a nutritious, delicious meal - way to go students!"
Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens - gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.