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Families and communities around the world - currently over 2.2 billion people - are without access to clean water. This work feeds our hearts and souls. 

Since its creation in 2023, The Sawyer Foundation has provided over $1,000,000 in funds to support clean water projects across the globe, and this Giving Tuesday Sawyer will be matching all donations made to help fund this life-saving work. 


Here’s what your donation helps make possible - 

  • Thorough and sustainable training and maintenance programs that allow our water filters to last over a decade of daily use. 
  • Essential logistics for charity partners including freight and transportation between projects. 
  • Research and data-collection of health outcomes, socio-economic benefits to communities, and long-term use to ensure the solution we’re providing for communities is impactful and sustainable.
  • Support for rapid response to disasters that impact access to clean water across the globe. 


Have you been moved by the incredible storytelling of our Sawyer Squad as they traveled across the globe this year to witness clean water work in action? Leave a note in the comments field to let us know what stories touched your heart and inspired your donation. 

Want to learn more about where your donation is headed and the impact it will have? Check out Sawyer’s international projects through the lens and words of the talented outdoor creatives and storytellers below. 

Dan Becker - Kibera I Egypt
Miranda Goes Outside - Honduras
Devin Ashby of Backcountry Exposure - Marshall Islands
Jennifer Pharr Davis + Fam and Darwin of Outdoor Evolution - Fiji
Chelsea of Radagast Creative - Celebrating the Water Women of Honduras + Privilege, Perspective, and the PCT: Clean Water Reflections from Honduras


November 26, 2023

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Katie Houston

Katie AKA Oats is a solo thru-hiker with over 3,000 miles under her belt, making her a passionate conduit for culture, lingo, and other backcountry knowledge. Through her work, she is able to educate audiences on good trail ethics and strive for an outdoor community where everyone feels like they belong. Check out her adventures with Thru the husky on her website and Instagram.

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