HHS Walk for Clean Water scheduled for April 10th


The people in Woukpokpoe have access to safe, clean water. Thanks to the efforts of the Hershey High School Key Club since 2016 nine wells have been drilled in Eswatini. (World Bank Photo Collection/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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Hershey High School’s Key Club will host its 7th annual Walk for Clean Water on Sunday, April 10th, 2022 at 12 P.M. The Walk for Clean Water will take place at the high school and helps to battle the water crisis around the globe. 

The walk was started in 2016 by a group of Hershey students, and has since raised over $110,000 to fund nine clean water wells in the African Kingdom of Eswatini. The wells have given over 5,000 people access to clean water for life. Those participating in the event will walk 3.75 miles to symbolize the average walk to get water in developing countries.

This year’s fundraising goal is $24,000, the cost to fund a well in the Kingdom of Eswatini. Tickets are available for $25 each on the Walk for Clean Water website. Donations are also always accepted on the website. The walk will take place in person with food trucks and raffle tickets, however there is an option to walk virtually. 

Pre-registration for this year’s Walk for Clean Water will end on March 26th. Pre-registering guarantees the walker a spot and a race pack including snacks, candy, and a shirt. Virtual walkers can pick up their race packs in the HHS office on April 10th.

To learn more about the Key Club mission or The Walk for Clean Water go to their website or Instagram