As part of our mission to introduce extraordinary people through visionary visuals on The 7th Magazine, we have extended the opportunity for detailed stories to accompany such magnificence here on Luxury Chapters. In the Spring/Summer ’18 release of The 7th Magazine’s Exclusivity Issue, we share the Creative Inspiration featured Non-Profit Organization, 100 For All. The exclusive interview follows –
100 For All is a New York based nonprofit dedicated towards combating the national and global water crisis. There are countless challenges in need of support, yet water scarcity and contamination have the most devastating impact. At 100 For All, we recognize that water is a luxury we cannot afford to lose, and as such, seek to unite humans to embrace this great challenge. Meaningful mitigation requires not only that we raise awareness about water related issues, but also that we leverage every tool and technology at our disposal to confront the challenges directly.
Our flagship product, 100 Luxury Water is a unique and classy means to connect those who want to help and those who need our help through the clean water solutions each bottle provides.
Water is defined as a luxury on your slogan, could you elaborate further?
For almost 1 billion people around the world, clean water is a luxury they do not have. For most of us in developed nations we have had the luxury of never working, worrying, or fetching clean safe water. This contrast in reality does not sit well with us and we can not accept this fact when there are thousands of solutions available. How is it I can I leave my faucet on all day with no consequence while women collectively walk 40 billion hours a year to fetch contaminated water. We all know water is a necessity for all life on earth to exist and should not be a luxury to those without.
This is why we have made it our mission to use 100 Luxury Water as a vehicle to provide the luxury of clean water to those who need it most. It is our responsibility as humans to make sure everyone has this basic necessity because true luxury is giving back to those who need it most.
The global water crisis is indeed a shocking reality for most, how does 100 For All
help raise social- Consciousness?
You are right, when we hear the numbers and statistics of how many are affected by the water crisis it comes as quite a shock. First and foremost 100 For All raises social consciousness through education. We believe education is the first step in the route to inspire change. When we are aware that the water crisis affects every continent, and that water scarcity is only getting worse we can then begin to realize that change must be made. Through our events, activations and educational programs we hope to inspire and motivate everyone to make conscious changes to their daily habits. If we all make small changes and work together,
collectively we can make a large impact in this world.
Our goal is to educate people that yes there is a global crisis but also thousands of solutions that we can
work together to implement. As grim as it is to read the statistics, on the other side are those inspired
& creating new innovations in clean water technology that will help many.
What types of new strategies does 100 For All create to promote water sustainability and preservation?
100 For All is proud of our carefully curated onsite partners that help us to implement the most efficient solution per geographic location. We understand that each community we work within is a unique situation and address it as so. There isn’t one solution to fix all of this but with a little bit of digging and a lot of collaboration we can apply the best and in most cases a sustainable solution for the community, and that’s what we’re trying to do better than previous generations. We take the time to properly educate the recipients of our solutions on site to ensure the filters are maintained.
Our projects are carefully chosen to ensure every precious dollar raised is being used to have the most impact. In addition to this, we are excited about new project we are launching in 2018 called Next Gen Pen Pal. This program connects students in the USA that have fundraised for schools abroad and connects the students with monthly video chats. It’s a great way for our youth to learn of other cultures, walks of life and see the impact they can have in the world.
Detail us more on 100 For All’s vision of a world where important causes are automatically
supported by default human activity –
I think slowly the world is waking up and realizing that previous ways of living and thinking are not sustainable. Being in this business has opened our eyes to all the amazing start-ups popping up with philanthropic missions as the backbone of their company, which is inspiring to be a part of. We hope to live in a world where all companies are conscious of the impact their business is having on the environment and humanity. If more companies can create a model that gives back to the social issues in the world we can start to solve them, one by one. We’re all in this together.
Our mission with our Luxury Water ™ is to make our gold bottles of water synonymous with giving back. Create a unique opportunity to leverage corporate giving and social responsibility in
a clean, classy, & convenient manner.
Elaborate on 100 For All’s operations that are supported directly by donations from foundations and individual supporters –
We’ve had an exciting first year in operation and through our communities support we’ve been able to provide clean water aid in Nepal, Nicaragua, and Indonesia. We started the year off in Nicaragua where we were able to go “door to door” installing bio-sand filters for an entire village in Diriamba. These filters are sustainable and will remove the harmful contaminants in the local river water source. Once the families are trained and educated these filters require minimal upkeep to maintain, making them the perfect solution for this location. This year we’ve also used ceramic filters with pores at .04 micron size which will remove 99.99% of harmful bacteria. All of these solutions require no electricity and no need to boil the water before drinking.
Why Luxury Water?
We wanted to create a product that added class to everyone’s life from start to finish. The luxury water market seemed like the perfect opportunity to create a luxurious packaged bottled water that directed proceeds towards providing clean water solutions to those most in need. We wanted to connect two demographics that might never know how eachother truly live. We saw the need to provide a great tasting and great looking glass bottle of Luxury Water to replace the plastic bottles that are terrible for the environment as well as not as easy on the eyes. People naturally want to help, but we can’t go to fundraisers everyday or quit our jobs to work in the non-profit sector. 100 Luxury Water provides a convenient way for customers who are enjoying a classy event, to have an equally classy product. Each sip can be further enjoyed knowing the clean water impact they are a part of.
What’s the future of 100 For All?
The future of 100 For All is clean water for all! Our goal is to provide the convenience and accessibility to give back. Soon you will be able find our iconic 100 Luxury Water bottle at high end venues around the world which will mean even more clean water around the world. We want to provide customers and guests with a classy opportunity to turn down the plastic water bottle and make a more eco and socially conscious choice. Help yourself, help others.