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Drop in The Bucket

Rating: 4.94 stars   32 reviews 1,592

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Health, Human Services

Address:

PO Box 3697 Los Angeles CA 90078 USA

Mission:

Drop In The Bucket believes clean water is a basic human right that must be met in order to help people break the cycle of poverty. Our mission is to build wells and sanitation systems at schools throughout sub-Saharan Africa, enabling youth to fully harness the life-changing power of an education. Our goal is to provide schools and communities with tools they need to improve child heath, increase school enrollment rates, and promote gender equality. Drop in the Bucket is a Los Angeles based registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with field offices in Uganda and South Sudan.

Results:

From our founding in 2006 through October of 2013, we completed over 200 projects at schools in East Africa. We are mainly working in Uganda and South Sudan building wells and sanitation systems, setting up village savings groups and providing hygiene, sanitation and gender equality training.

Target demographics:

children get an education by providing water access to schools.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

50 schools in two countries in Africa.

Geographic areas served:

Uganda, South Sudan

Programs:

We build wells and sanitation systems at schools in sub-Saharan Africa so that children can get an education.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with Drop in the Bucket for a couple years now and have found them to be an organization of genuine and hard working individuals. Their passion and strong desire to make an impact is evident. They are grassroots, have little overhead costs, and spend much of their time with the people, rather than just throwing 'aid' their way. They have full teams of locals in Uganda and South Sudan to do work, which is just a wonderful side-benefit and indicative of what they stand for. Money goes directly to the cause and I would sooner call them a partner and friend than anything else.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work with an organization that educates students in the US about the global water crisis and inspires them to take action. Drop in the Bucket has been a fantastic partner in providing potential projects for our youth to support. The photos, information and follow up from Drop has been crucial in helping US youth see that they truly can change the world, One drop at a time!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the Coordinator of the Community Service Program at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Connecticut. Last year, one of our eleventh graders gave a presentation to our upper school students on the Drop in the Bucket program as it relates to their collaborative efforts with Us International. Based on this presentation our school dedicated the proceeds from it's yearly upper school concert, "Harmony for the Homeless" to Us International (approximately $6,000) to help build wells in Africa. We are very pleased with this relationship and the end result of seeing our dollars helping students in other countries less fortunate than our own.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Drop in the Bucket is the real deal. It's such a nice feeling to know that when I donate, my money goes directly to the cause. Drop in the Bucket is THE example of a "grassroots" nonprofit organization. Everything is in house, they raise the money and dig the wells. (with a lot of details in between)
They run their business with transparency, integrity, compassion and purpose.
It has been a pleasure watching this organization grow and I am excited to see how big it can become.
They understand that People & Planet come before profit. I am a lifetime supporter of Drop in the Bucket.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am an educator, and I often take for granted the most basic things our children have here in America (even in low SES areas). Drop in the Bucket is a fabulous organization aiming to bring basic needs to all children. What could be a more noble goal? I hope that I can one day become more of an active part and go help these children achieve all their dreams and goals!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a donor and a volunteer with Drop in the Bucket. I believe whole heartedly in their mission, values, and execution. They consistently prove to me that all their efforts are focused on making the greatest impact and saving lives. I will continue to do all I can to support their endeavors and encourage others to do the same.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer and donor with Drop in the Bucket. I got involved close to two years ago and have been completely impressed every step of the way. Everyone involved is passionate, driven, focused on the goal, and great to work with. The more I get involved the more I want to be involved.

I'm continually inspired by the work that's being done and the way it's being done. I have full faith and confidence that every minute or dollar I put into the organization ends up where it needs to be - saving and improving lives. I have and will continue to recruit people to join in and help Drop in the Bucket any way they can.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more people involved and give them more resources to work with.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I admire the work that this organization does. I would love to work with them, but for now I will continue to support this organization

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Rating: 5 stars  

They are doing incredible work!! I admire their passion, dedication, and perseverance to change the world. They are wonderful people working to create wonderful positive change!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization does amazing, life saving work bringing water to areas of need in sub-Saharan Africa. Having clean water and improved sanitation allows many girls to return to school and get an education. As a believer in the Girl Effect, I'm a big fan of this organization.

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Rating: 4 stars  

DITB is a terrific organization run by terrific people. A pleasure.

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