A Letter to Our Water Warriors

Dear Water Warriors,

Ten years ago, T4T hosted our very first event on May 2, 2008 at an old warehouse in Dallas, TX. It stormed, the windows leaked and half of our guests couldn’t make it because of flooding. In fact, the storm was so bad that the Dallas Cowboys Training Facility collapsed! But we still had a great night of food and fun with about 50 of our friends and family there to give water.

Since that time, you all have been incredible supporters. Some of you have given your time, others your talents, many have given donations and all have given love. We can’t thank you enough!

Because of your generosity, thousands of people across Rwanda have gained access to clean water, improved sanitation and hygiene education that will continue to last for years to come. In fact, the water given from the donations made 10 years ago still flows today and we estimate our impact* over the past 10 years to be more than $400K. The legacy and impact of your gifts lives on.

We’ve been so humbled by your support over the years. However, the time has come for us to pass the torch to others who can run faster and harder. To that, as of the end of May 2019, Ten for 10 | Water for Africa will start that process and eventually transition the remainder of our funds to Water for People** in the fall of 2019.

What to expect over the next few months:

  • Our website will go dark at the end of May 2019.

  • We’ll stop accepting donations in June 2019.

  • All net gifts will be invested into water projects in Rwanda via Water for People.

  • Our team is headed to Kigali, Rwanda in September 2019 to do our final impact tour.

  • We’ll post pictures and info from our Rwanda trip in September 2019 on our social pages: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

  • We’ll give a final thanks, cheers you with clean water and do a bittersweet sign off via our social channels Fall 2019.

From the bottom of our ❤️s, thank you for an incredible decade of giving and support.

With warm thanks,


Sheryl Coyne-Batson


*not actual dollar amount given but an estimate of impact

**Water for People is an incredible non-profit organization out of Denver, CO that has been our partner in this journey since 2010. If you’d like to continue supporting water projects around the world, please consider a gift to them.