Almost 1 billion people on the planet do not have access to safe, clean water, and 4,100 kids under the age of five will die today from drinking dirty water. That’s where the Thirst Project comes in and we were honored to be back on the red carpet for their annual Thirst Project Gala to help raise funds for this cause.
Thirst Project is the world’s leading YOUTH water activism organization. This movement of high school and college students builds freshwater wells in developing nations and impoverished communities to provide people with safe, clean water.
Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that travels across the United States speaking at schools to educate students about the global water crisis and challenges them to fundraise to build wells. 100% of all public donations go directly to funding freshwater wells on the ground. In just 6 years, Thirst Project has activated more than 300,000 students, on 400 campuses across the United States, who have raised $8Million, 100% of which has been used to give more than 280,000 people in 13 countries safe, clean water.
This year’s gala was hosted by Pauley Perrette (NCIS) with honorees Wyck Godfrey (Producer), Connor Franta (Internet Personality, Author, and Entrepreneur) and featuring performers Christina Perri and Katy Tiz. Other celebrity supporters and presenters in attendance included Bella Thorne (The Duff), Cassie Scerbo (Sharknado 3), Charisma Carpenter (Scream Queens), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), Debby Ryan (Disney’s Jessie), Dove Cameron (Disney’s Liv & Maddie), Drake Bell (Musician), Grace Helbig (Social Media Influencer), JC Caylen (Social Media Influencer), Kian Lawley (Social Media Influencer), Kristen Stewart (Twilight movie series), Melissa Benoist (CBS’ Supergirl), Nathan West (Bring It On), Ricky Dillon (Social Media Influencer), Tahj Mowry (Baby Daddy) and more.
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