The Walk for Water is an annual event run by Water Can to raise money and awareness for people in Africa who don't have access to clean water. Approximately one child dies every fifteen seconds from water related diseases; four children a minute equals about six thousand dying a day. One in seven people don't have access to clean drinking water. The Walk for Water is five kilometers to represent how far women and children must walk to get water for drinking, cleaning and other various purposes. Water Can works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia which are considered some of the poorest countries in the world. A total of eighty-one percent of all money raised goes to building the wells, thirteen percent goes to fundraising and marketing and the last six percent goes to the administration.
Seven Oaks Met School raides money and participated in the walk. They raised money through pledges, getting donations from the students of Garden City, and a Bake Sale. Through the two weeks, the thirty-five students and three teacher-advisors raised a total of $1583.00.