Get Started

Here are a few ideas to help you get started on creating your own Ripple Effect!

Run a race
Ask people and/or businesses to sponsor you as you run, walk, bike, swim, sail, paddle, or hike in a competition or just for fun. Doing your activity solo? Start an individual fundraiser. If you want others to join you in the activity and fundraising, make it a team fundraiser.

Organize an event
Get a team together for a local race, organize a game night, host an outdoor movie, or set up a silent auction. You can use The Ripple Effect to collect funds and benefit Water For People. You can set up one page for the event or make it a friendly competition as a team event and participants can each have their own page under the team!

Donate your special occassion
Share your special day - such as a birthday, wedding, bar mitzvah, or graduation - with familes around the world by encouraging friends and family to donate instead of sending gifts.

Honor a loved one
Pay tribute to a loved one with a fundraising effort in their honor or memory.

Get creative!
There's no limit to what you can accomplish! Use your creativity and passion to create a completely unique fundraiser.