WALKING FOR A MISSION
Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) is based upon the idea of easing the needs of poor communities and establishing development projects for communities to ensure sustainable living.
Most think of water wells of just providing drinking water….it’s actually a lot more than that. It helps a community in providing clean water for their crops and to get rid of many dirty water borne diseases. Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Many kids can’t go to school because they have to walk miles to get clean water for their families. A water well helps solve issues of hunger, health, poverty and education.
In response to this global issue, ZF continues to install water wells and hand pumps to communities deprived of fresh sources of water.
ZF’s Mission is to Provide Clean Water Globally. Since the water well program began, ZF has constructed over 300 water wells and hand pumps in Central Asia and the African continent serving over 1.4 million people.
In the summer of 2018, the ZFNC 101 Wells Team was formed. The group consists of youth (as young as 5 years) and adults who wanted to create awareness of the need for clean water and to build 101 water pumps around the world.
Through ZF, you can build a hand pump for $500 &/or a water well for $3000.
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Thanks to our growing list of sponsors, we have many exciting prizes for the winners of our Walkathon challenges. Whether you are racing as an individual or have been an active member of one of the fundraising teams, you have a chance to win in one of the following categories:
Race to the Finish:
Get to the finish line before anyone else!
Walkathon Teams: Most Successful:
Raise the most money by November 21st at ten PM
Special Team Spirit Award:
This award will be presented to the team that demonstrates the most team spirit at the walkathon. Show your creative side and coordinate with your team members to wow all attendees.
Don't forget that ALL registered attendees will have the chance to win FREE roundtrip plane tickets from Turkish Airlines.