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10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event Check-in and Azawak Cultural Festival
Rally before the Walk
3 mile Walk begins
Join us for the 8th annual A Walk for Water!
A Walk for Water is a fundraising event that symbolizes the 35 mile trek children living in the Azawak of West Africa travel to bring water home to their families. The funds raised will benefit Amman Imman's projects to build sustainable sources of water in the Azawak and will support food security, health, sanitation, education, women's empowerment and livelihood activities.
Participation in A Walk for Water provides an opportunity for families to engage in a global community service experience.
Attending the event qualifies for up to 4 student service learning (SSL) hours for Montgomery County Public School students and could be used as CAS hours for IB students.
Share on Facebook, Twitter, etc with the hashtag #AWFW2014!
Schedule and Activities
10:30 am - Event check-in and onsite registration opens.
10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Azawak Cultural Festival
Receive your Passport to the Azawak and visit a nomadic village.
This interactive cultural festival will feature hands-on activities and live demonstrations for the whole family. Food, traditional crafts and jewelry and other items will be available for purchase. Enjoy live music from West Africa. Participate in a special drawing to win a Kindle Fire (see below for instructions)!
12:00 pm - Rally to Walk for Water
We will have a short presentation about the Azawak, Amman Imman’s work, and why we are walking for water.
12:30 pm - 3 mile Walk begins
We will begin the route all together. Then, you and your family will walk at your own pace on the beautiful trails of Cabin John Park. The 3 mile trail will be clearly marked.
2:30 pm - Event concludes
Register online at A Walk for Water 2014 on Fundly.com
- Student registration is $12
- Adult registration is $15
- Discounted Group/Family Registration options also available
- Event t-shirt is $7 (order by April 30)
You can pre-register online until May 9. Onsite registration will be available at higher fees, starting at $15/ student and $18/adult, $60/group of 4. The fee is a donation; everyone will be admitted regardless of the ability to pay.
The next step is to begin fundraising!
- Create your Fundraising Page on Fundly.
- Personalize your page with your story about why you want to help.
- Share your page with your family, friends and on your social networks.
Use our Fundraising Tools
If you raise $100 or more and attend the event, you will receive a GIFT FROM THE AZAWAK made by an artisan in one of our borehole villages.
Win a Kindle Fire!
(This offer expires 4/30/14)
In appreciation for supporting Amman Imman and the children of the Azawak, you could win a Kindle Fire. To qualify, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3 but you have to act NOW!
- Go to Fundly’s A Walk For Water 2014 webpage
- Register and create your fundraising page for A Walk For Water 2014
- For every $25 increment of donations you receive by midnight 4/30/2014, you will earn 1 ticket for the Kindle Fire drawing. For example, if you raise $100 on your Fundly page, you will receive 4 tickets for the drawing. If you raise $200 by the expiration date, 8 tickets will be entered into the drawing under your name, etc.
The more money you raise, the greater your chances of winning! Remember, for the money raised to be qualified for the drawing it has to be received by midnight 4/30/2014. The drawing will take place at the Festival before the Walk begins. Good luck!
Use these tools to help you raise funds:
Amman Imman Mini-flyer (pdf)
Distribute this quarter page hand-out to your sponsors so that they can learn about Amman Imman and the Azawak.
Azawak Information Sheet for students (pdf)
Here are some facts about the Azawak. Want to learn more? Discover more here.
Sample Student Thank You Letter (pdf)
Be sure to thank your sponsors!Be sure to thank your sponsors!
Download an event poster (pdf)
Invite your community to A Walk for Water! Print, and post at your school, on bulletin boards, in windows around your community.
Download small flyers to distribute (pdf)
Invite your family, friends and neighbors! Hand out these flyers and ask them to register.
For More Event Information
Please contact Debbie Kahn,