UDHS student raises money for 2 great charities
For the past few months, Katherine Waltman, a tenth grader at Upper Dublin High School,
has been selling filtering water bottles for her charity, Project Redeem Tap Water. A couple of weeks ago, she made a donation of $400 to Robbins Park. She is
the Activities Chair of the school’s environmental education club and wanted to contribute more to the community.
Project Redeem Tap Water is the product of that wish, which Katherine worked on over this past summer. “This
project is so multi-faceted,” she says.
“By purchasing one bottle, you save 150-200 plastic bottles (per filter) from entering landfills; you support Robbins Park; and $1 is given to Operation Hydros.”
The company Hydros Bottles provides the filtering water bottles. They also run their own charity – Operation
Hydros, which supports a sustainable water infrastructure for a village in Cameroon. The filters and the bottles
are recyclable through the Hydros Filter Reclamation System. For more information, please visit “Project
Redeem Tap Water” on Facebook, or go to www.projectrtw.org.
Profit from the bottles is donated to The Friends of Robbins Park. Katherine says, “I believe having the park is important because people can learn about sustainability and the effects of their actions on the environment. Children of all ages visit the park every year – learning about everything from ecosystems to adaptations.”
This will hopefully be the first of many donations from Project Redeem Tap Water.
Katherine will continue this filtering water bottle fundraiser's success at the High School via our Environmental Education Club. If interested
in purchasing a water bottle ($20) email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Lisa Fantini, director of Robbins Park and
the students of Upper Dublin, “.... thank Katie for her kind initiative and hard work for good environmental causes!”