Dear Well Aware Community,

The growing coronavirus pandemic provides a great challenge for us as a global society. Thousands of businesses, individuals, nonprofits, and communities are feeling the devastation this virus has caused and are anxious about what’s to come.

Here at Well Aware, we are feeling the effects as well.

During a time where personal hygiene and handwashing are of the utmost importance, we feel it is not wise or appropriate to continue with the campaign as planned.

We have made the tough decision to postpone the 2020 Shower Strike. 

We don’t know exactly what this means just yet. We are learning as we go, and determining what the best course of action is. You will be the first to know once a decision has been made!

In the meantime, we want to emphasize how grateful we are for the incredible efforts you have already put into raising funds and awareness for this year’s Shower Strike. We are all astounded by your commitment to our East African partner communities, and the way you continue to show up, stand up, and speak up for those who need clean water. Even if it means getting a little smelly or uncomfortable.

But with this recognition of the concern comes further recognition of the challenge we are trying to solve. 

How lucky are we to have water that we can use to wash our hands? And clean water we can drink to help our bodies fight off illness?

Imagine if we didn’t….. 

Like the thousands of people in our East African partner communities who are waiting for access to what many of us have within a short grasp.

Our clean water efforts are more important than ever before.

This is our opportunity to further stand together and lift each other up. We can’t back down now in the fight for clean water. And we won’t.

We hope you will join us as we press forward and continue to work around the clock to ensure more deserving people gain access to this most vital resource.


Kareece Sacco

Executive Director, Well Aware