Traveling is a key component of our work here at charity: water.
Our programs team spends around 30% of their time in the field checking in with our local partners on the progress of water projects around the world. Our creative team packs up and travels abroad to meet the people we serve and collect their stories so we can connect our supporters to our work. Even our fundraising team is constantly on the road all around the US and beyond to meet with donors, attend speaking engagements, and host events.
Having the opportunity to travel and meet with our supporters, partners, and beneficiaries face to face adds so much value to the work that we do. It gives us the chance to form real relationships throughout the charity: water community and truly show them how important they are to us and our work.
That’s why we are so excited to announce the launch of our partnership with Away, an amazing travel brand founded on the idea that all trips are worth taking, and the more connections made between people, places, and ideas, the better.
We collaborated with Away to create luggage that helps support our mission of bringing clean water to people worldwide. The special edition suitcases are black with a bright charity: water-yellow zipper, co-branded handles, and a custom interior lining inspired by prints from Niger.
With every purchase of a special edition Away suitcase, $30 will be donated to charity: water. Together, we’ll give a community in need access to clean water. So not only is this luggage that helps you see the world, it helps make the world a better place too.
“We’re proud to be working with a company like Away that shares our core values of transparency and brand excellence,” our founder, Scott Harrison, said. “Our hope is that through this partnership, we can inspire the Away community and together, bring many more people clean and safe drinking water.”
The collaboration will feature Away luggage in two sizes—The Carry-On and Bigger Carry-On—and will launch on World Water Day, March 22nd.