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Community Without Walls’ Lifestraw Challenge


Everyday, several times a day, we turn on the tap to shower, wash our hands, dishes, fruits and vegetables; we flush the toilet freely and keep our lawns green. But so many of us aren’t allowed those privileges. Many wash clothes, bathe, cook and drink from the same unclean water.

Community Without Walls is providing an opportunity of change. Join in their Lifestraw Challenge to bring clean water to those who are unfairly without. Help combat the 5 million who die a year from water-related diseases by providing filtration devises that purify water to make it drinkable. Whether it be one day or long term, sign up here to bring change.

Two upcoming events to get involved with:

WHAT/WHEN     Sunday March 22 and Saturday April 25                                             To collect recyclable containers along the Pasadena Marathon route and at Pasadena’s Greening the Earth Day and Family Festival.


GOAL            1,000 students and adult will collect, sort and package CRV containers for recycling to kick-off the Lifestraw Challenge. They will be joined by students in high schools and other organizations across L.A. County in an effort to raise almost five million dollars to purchase 1,000,000 Lifestraws for distribution around-the-world to people who do not have sources of clean drinking water.

 In addition, demonstration projects will be held at the Pasadena Earth Day Festival on current school-based recycling models that can be replicated at other sites. Teachers and students will be encouraged to launch student-run recycling programs or even businesses!  As always, our plan is to show volunteers such a good time that they will then engage in longer-term volunteer opportunities on their own or through our Service Learning initiatives where service projects are used to make academics come alive!

 HOW:            Pre-registration is required to volunteer.  Please visit our website for more information regarding partner opportunities, group participation, joining a committee or contributing resources.                        


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We’re very pleased that the Pasadena Marathon will go on.

Comment by Ann Erdman

[…] bring in your recyclables!! Drop them off at Community Without Walls‘ booth #48 on Holly Street so that local students can provide Lifestraws to those in need of […]

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