Deerfield Beach, FL. Feb 14, 2014. In a two to three day effort spear headed by Ken Lister and Robin Tindall, with the support of the local H2O International Durban branch and Cape Town-based H2O International SA, several crèches (preschools for the underprivileged) in the KwaZulu Natal area received Biosand filters, positively impacting the daily lives of several hundred children. “As always, it is heartwarming and humbling to see the expressions of the caregivers, teachers and children. They all have
Deerfield Beach, FL – September 1, 2012. Paragon Water Systems of Clearwater, Florida; a long time supporter and WWIF Platinum Sponsor since the Foundation’s inception, has donated 10,000 filters for use in sports bottles. The donation of the filters follows a donation made in 2011 of 10,000 stainless steel sports bottles. The filter is designed to improve taste and remove bacteria from the water. It can be used in the bottles donated by Paragon or the newly designed WWIF bottle
Deerfield Beach, FL. June 15, 2013. HaloSource Inc., a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange, recently joined the growing list of platinum sponsors of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF). The HaloSource story began in 1998, when Dr. Jeffrey F. Williams, professor of microbiology at Michigan State University, assembled a strategic alliance of scientists and industry experts to make water better. Martin Coles, HaloSource’s CEO, decided to sponsor the Foundation after a short visit to South Florida where he
Deerfield Beach, FL. April 1, 2013. Guillermo Guzman's recent visit to Bagliga and neighboring villages in Northern Ghana reinforced his desire to do more. Upon his return to the US, the Founder and CEO of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) contacted Jim Bodenner, Safe Water Team (SWT) Executive Director, to discuss future collaboration between the two organizations in Ghana and other countries where SWT oversees distribution centers, including Kenya, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Honduras.
The outcome of the telephone conference was
Deerfield Beach, FL. March 15, 2013. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (Goodyear) endorsed the efforts of the Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) by donating a blimp ride for two people, which will be auctioned off at the upcoming Lighthouse Point Chili Cook Off and Tennis Round Robin on April 27. The certificate issued by Goodyear will be good for a year and the winner of the ride will schedule the one-hour flight directly with the company. The blimp is
Dear friends,The recent trip to Ghana was an amazing experience, one I will never forget. It reinforced the need for us to do more and made me realize how unbelievably lucky we are to be able to help the way we do, unconditionally and without any expectations other than the satisfaction we get from helping others in need.
The trip was dual purpose. The first was to meet the people of Bagliga, where one project started July of 2012 and was
Deerfield Beach, FL – January 31, 2013. Guillermo Guzman, Founder of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF), is on his way to meet with members of the Safe Water Ghana (SWG) team to witness and assist with the deployment of filters to 50 more families in the village of Bagliga in northern Ghana. This latest deployment completes the project initiated by the students at St. Paul Lutheran School in Boca Raton, Florida. Thank you St. Paul!
Safe Water Ghana manages one of
Wishing Well International Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors and 24 anglers who participated in the 2012 Fishing Fools Fishing Tournament out of San Diego, CA in October. The money raised through tournament fees was used to pay for the boat charter and crew, provisions, tournament prizes and a sizable donation for the Foundation. The tournament sponsors were:
Falcon Stainless, Inc. - Gray Pender
Next Filtration - Steve Fox & Steve Gucciardi
Payne USA, LLC - Mike Baird
Dear Industry Colleagues,
I am proud to inform you that a group of members of the Pacific Water Quality Association (PWQA) has decided to support the Foundation during their 2012 Fishing Fools Fishing tournament. The tournament is held yearly after the PWQA annual convention as a way for long-time members to bond and exchange fishing stories, as well as to discuss business opportunities.
Mike Baird, organizer of the tournament, announced earlier in the summer that part of the proceeds collected from the
Dear Industry Colleagues,
We are committed to completing the two most recent projects, San Jose de Ulloa, Dominican Republic and Bagliga, Ghana and we need your help. With the completion of the first phase of the projects, WWIF has started a new campaign to raise additional funds to complete these two projects before the end of the year. A total of 1,200 to 1,500 people will be positively impacted by our efforts.
San Jose de Ulloa and Bagliga, Ghana together host nearly
Deerfield Beach, FL – August 15, 2012. In collaboration with Safe Water Team (SWT) and its partner Safe Water Ghana Inc. Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) was able to implement the first phase of its project in Bagliga, Ghana. The 100- family project was partly funded by the children of St. Paul Lutheran School in Boca Raton, Florida who, in addition to providing clean, safe drinking water to the village, are busy collecting uniforms for donation to villages throughout the
Deerfield Beach, Florida – July 1, 2012. Guillermo Guzman, Founder of Wishing Well International Foundation, had a chance to spend time with management of the Good Samaritan Hospital, the nonprofit organization in charge of the Hydraid Biosand filters distribution center in the Dominican Republic. Guzman, who was visiting the Batey of San Jose Ulloa in late June, was able to visit with residents who had nothing but praise for the hospital and the individuals running the distribution center.
The village was
Deerfield Beach, Florida – July 15, 2012. After a long process of form submittals and backup documentation to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) received notice of approval as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, retroactive to September 2010. The long and arduous approval process has allowed the Foundation to achieve yet another milestone!
Under Section 170, of USC Title 26: Internal Revenue Code, the organization is exempt from income tax and contributions to the organization are tax exempt.
Deerfield Beach, Florida – June 15, 2012. Wishing Well International Foundation starts the first phase of a 200-family project in the Dominican Republic. Batey San Jose Ulloa, which was chosen by WWIF’s Board of Directors as a Water Sourceproject for direct involvement by water treatment industry professionals, is preparing for a visit by WWIF Founder Guillermo Guzman the week of June 18, 2012. The village has already received an initial 50 Hydraid filters and Guzman, who recently came back from
Deerfield Beach, Florida – June 15, 2012. Wishing Well International Foundation starts the first phase of a 200-family project in the Dominican Republic. Batey San Jose Ulloa, which was chosen by WWIF’s Board of Directors as a project for direct involvement by water treatment industry professionals, is preparing for a visit by WWIF Founder Guillermo Guzman the week of June 18, 2012. The village has already received an initial 50 Hydraid filters and Guzman, who recently came back from a