Girl in Talaxcoc with her water containers

Clean Water For Guatemala

Ruby Wong
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $2,500.00

My Message

In 2010 I joined the C&O Apparel team in walking 60KM for fundraising for Weekend to End Women’s Cancer and I thank you again for sponsoring me at that time.  I have just found another meaningful cause that I would like you to join me, sponsoring me and/or walking with me. 

This time I am fundraising for the Run for H2O on Saturday, June 16 at Riverfront Park in South Vancouver. I choose to walk 5KM.

In March, my colleague Anthony Ma visited Talaxcoc, Guatemala and spent a week there to learn more about the people there.  The village is on the mountain and there is no water supply.  Each day villagers carry jars of water filled from the river and bring it back up their mountain village for their daily use. Anthony tried out one day and he said the jar when filled with water was heavy.  But this is their normal routine!  Anthony said he did not shower for the 6 days he was there, because he could not trouble the villagers to bring the precious river water up the mountain for him.  He is a witness of how difficult life is without water.

Can you imagine there are people who grew up without water in their homes!  We are very lucky to live in Canada.  Water is plentiful here. There is no worry about contaminated water supply; and I have never imagined how inconvenient life is if I turn on the tap and there is no water coming out from the tap permanently.  To me, a shower is not a luxury.  And washing my dishes with running water is never a concern. 

Please follow this link if you want to see photos of Anthony and read more of his story:  

Please join me in helping to make a dream come true, to build a direct water supply system for the families in Talaxcoc, Guatemala. When every one of us gives out a little effort, it will very soon make a whole village of people smile!

You can support in 2 ways (no pressure)

1) Join our C&O Apparel Fundraising team - Copy and paste the following URL: into your web browser and follow the instructions

2) Donate - If you can't make the event, simply click the "Donate Now" button to the top right of this message

For more information on the event, cause, and charity, check out

Thank you!

Event Date
Jun 16, 2018 9:00 AM
Location Name
Vancouver 2018

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My Supporters (23)

C&O donated $228.57
Jun 15, 2018 12:00 AM
Donna Lau donated $2.85
Jun 11, 2018 12:58 PM
Frank Chiu donated $600.00
Jun 8, 2018 10:12 PM
A Good Samaritan donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 4, 2018 4:08 PM
TomCin donated $100.00
May 29, 2018 9:46 PM
Annie Wong donated $100.00
May 27, 2018 8:12 PM
A Good Samaritan donated $200.00
May 27, 2018 5:01 PM
Alvin Hui donated $100.00
May 26, 2018 8:35 PM
John Harrisoon donated $100.00
May 26, 2018 12:26 PM
D Wong donated $100.00
May 26, 2018 9:03 AM
Patrick donated $50.00
May 25, 2018 8:58 PM
Maria (C&O) donated $0.74
May 25, 2018 5:51 PM
Michael left a message
May 25, 2018 2:08 PM
Have a great day. All the best.
Michael Fahy donated $150.00
May 25, 2018 2:07 PM
Sylvia Sy left a message
May 25, 2018 2:06 PM
Good cause! Way to go, Ruby!
Sylvia Sy donated $500.00
May 25, 2018 2:05 PM
Thurman So donated $200.00
May 25, 2018 1:51 PM
Pemberton Insurance Corporation donated $11.53
May 25, 2018 12:47 PM
Peter Wu donated $200.00
May 25, 2018 11:58 AM
Russ left a message
May 25, 2018 11:55 AM
Way to go Ruby!
Russ Bougie donated $100.00
May 25, 2018 11:55 AM
C Glazier donated $100.00
May 25, 2018 12:25 AM
anonymous donated $100.00
May 24, 2018 7:21 PM