The fourth annual Woodside charity walk to benefit the arid Samburu district of Kenya, where women and children sometimes walk miles to find the daily supply of fresh drinking water, takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Woodside Elementary School.
The idea is to walk laps around the kindergarten field at 3195 Woodside Road. Prizes will be awarded for the most laps, the craziest costume, the largest walking theme-group, and the largest walking family, according to a statement from "Walk for Water" campaign organizer and Woodside resident Doretta Bonner. Live music will be by the Woodside Jazz Band, and the Ottomans, and there will be T-shirts for sale.
The Samburu Project, the nonprofit behind "Walk for Water," works to enhance the long-term sustainability, self-sufficiency and cultural integrity of Kenyan communities. With clean, safe and easy-to-access drinking water, "it will become possible to impact other aspects of community life, including education, healthcare, income generation, and women's empowerment," Ms. Bonner said. "With water, development happens."
Go to this link to make a donation to the campaign.