The Walk for Water was supported by The Human Bean. The fundraiser that brings clean water to communities in need around the world. This year, Portland Global Initiatives hit their target and raised nearly $6,000. This is the 6th annual Walk for Water event on that was held on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
The exciting event was held at Portland Roasting Coffee’s headquarters in downtown Portland. There an estimated 250 in attendance, including a team of HB baristas! Those who attended not only enjoyed the walk, but also enjoyed many other fun festivities. Most noteworthy was the live music, interactive booths and even a beer garden.
The Walk for Water in Portland
Portland locals shared their musical talents live on stage throughout the event. Appearances from Sellwood Middle School’s Marimba Band, singer/songwriter Snowblind Traveler, and Portland’s own R&B band Soul City were among the great musicians who performed. Adding to the energy of the event were fun activities like super soaker soccer, face painting and a dunk tank. Since this event had happenings for the adults, too, there was a beer garden featuring Portland’s Laurelwood Brewing Co. and booths with local food favorites like Pacific Pie Co.
The Human Bean Participates
Along with sending an HB team to participate and volunteer for the event, we helped raise awareness through our social media pages and with on-site posters. We also held a mug promotion giving locals incentive to donate and sponsor our team which raised almost $1,000 for the event!
Thank you to all who supported the event by attending, donating and volunteering! Your efforts will make a difference by bringing clean water systems to communities. We hope to build on the event’s success next year and continue to sponsor this great cause.
Finally, please join us next year for the Walk for Water. Participation makes this event such a success!