2017 Shower Strike

2017 Shower Strike saves lives
Well Aware

About 2017 Shower Strike


  • ​Every minute, a child dies from a preventable water related disease.
  • Every day, women and children spend 140 million hours collecting water- time that could be spent caring for their families, earning money, or getting an education.
  • Every year, 750 million people lack access to clean water. That's double the population of the entire United States.

But, it doesn't have to be this way.

Shower Strikers vow not shower during Shower Strike week (April 22nd-29th) until they reach their fundraising goal (suggested goal: $1,000) , which goes towards building life-saving water systems in Africa.

Every Shower Strike Participant who reaches their goal makes it possible for at least 100 people to have access to clean water for the next 25 years.



Click "JOIN THE STRIKE" button below to join as an individual, or you can choose to join or start a new team.

Want to learn more about how it works? Scroll down for more information.


Starts at:  April 22, 2017 12:01 AM
Ends at:  April 29, 2017 11:59 PM




Jessica Sager

How Shower Strike Works

Volunteers across the globe unite and promise not to shower during Shower Strike (April 22nd-29th) until they have met their fundraising goal for building water systems in Africa. Our nationally-recognized fundraiser enables anyone who wants to help Well Aware’s cause make a big impact in a short time.

You can participate as an individual or as part of a team. And- we make it easy for you! We provide you with all the support, resources, and love you need to raise life-saving funds fun ans easily and have a successful #ShowerStrike.

Step 1. Join the Shower Strike.

Step 2. Set your fundraising goal.

Step 3. Invite your friends, neighbors, family and coworkers to support you and donate.

Step 4. Have fun!

Do you want to participate in Shower Strike, but also still want to shower? No problem! You can still join and help raise money to build life-saving and community transforming wells in east Africa.

Cheeky Spoof of Hitchcock's "Psycho"

Actress and writer, Mary Elizabeth Ellis Day, teams up with director, Mo Perkins, to join us for a cheeky spoof of Hitchcock's "Psycho" to raise awareness for our annual Shower Strike campaign, which funds clean water systems in east Africa.

About Well Aware

Well Aware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Austin, Texas that provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. We fund and implement life-saving water systems to drive economic development and build self-sufficient communities. At Well Aware, our responsibility to the communities in which we work goes far beyond the drilling of a hole.

Well Aware has a 100% success rate with the water systems and wells we build, when the industry average is 40%. Our water systems work and they last because of realistic and responsible planning and collaboration. And, our partner communities are thriving as a result. To learn more visit www.wellawareworld.org

We couldn't do it without our sponsors.

For information about sponsoring the 2017 Shower Strike, visit our Become a Sponsor page.