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WASH Infrastructure

Strengthening water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH)
infrastructure at a Ugandan school


Your name will be featured on the latrine


Latrine Construction

for girls or boys at a
Primary School in Uganda


Your name will be featured on the latrine

Community Well

for a school in


Your name will be featured on the well

Rainwater Collection Tank

for a family in the
Dominican Republic



Water Purification Filter

for a family in the



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share your birthday

Share your special day and give children around the world a reason to smile!


celebrate your love

Weddings. Engagements.
Share your love with the world!


be sporty

Run a marathon.
Hike a mountain.
Ride a bike cross-country.


be creative

Dance contest. Mustache.
Design your own campaign
that will save lives!


travel with us

Experience our work in the communities we serve.

upcoming impact trips in 2020

Impact Trips are fantastic ways to directly deliver water and sanitation programs while being culturally immersed in local life and experiencing a country’s natural beauty.

2020 trip dates are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19. We’ll reach out with updated dates as soon as it’s safe for our communities and participants to travel again. We hope to welcome you to our global communities in the near future!

our events

Join an upcoming event to learn about our work and make a difference. 

COVID-19: Voices from the Field (Virtual)

A meaningful conversation with Shilpa Alva (founder of Surge) and Brittany Girle (cofounder of Photoserve). Hear about Surge’s COVID-19 response & resilience plan, long-term implications on our communities and the developing world. Meet Surge team working on the frontlines in Uganda & Haiti and witness stories of hardship and hope from the people that we love and serve.

  • – Date: Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7pm CST
  • – Online
  • – Free to Register: surgeforwater.org/voices

All funds will support Surge’s COVID-19 Response & Resilience Fund.

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Power of Sisterhood: Celebrating Women’s Health and Wellness (Virtual)

To celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28th, we’re hosting an event to deepen connections between women, celebrating women’s health and wellness. Meaningful connections and strong relationships can improve health and quality of life.

This event will be a discussion of local and global issues surrounding menstruation, health implications related to our cycles,  the impact our product choices have on our planet and for menstruality consciousness and everyday wellness to live happier, healthier lives. So, join us and feel the Power of Sisterhood.

  • – Date: Sat, May 30th at 11:00am – 12:30pm (GMT+4 & CDT) 
  • – Online
  • – Free to register: surgeforwater.org/sisterhood

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Surge’s Annual Gala – Dance Through the Decades

A comedian emcee will take 1,000+ guests on a 90 minute virtual journey through the decades. Guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner & DIY craft cocktails while professional dancers & musicians entertain. Think swing, jazz, disco, hip-hop and more! Together, we’ll raise awareness and funds in support of the global water crisis — nearly 2.1 billion people lack access to clean, safe water!

  • – Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
  • – Virtual with In-Person Elements
  • – 7:00pm CST 

*Surge’s in-person ticket options will reflect local COVID-19 developments

Public donations fund safe water, sanitation, and associated education projects.

All administrative costs are covered by our partners, private donors, volunteers and sponsors like these:

our sponsors

Surge’s sponsors play a critical role in supporting fundraising efforts, education initiatives, and field projects.

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We appreciate donations in any amount. Please consider sharing today.


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