Two little girls who were sisters, Isabelle and Katherine, were emotionally moved when they learned two sad facts. That many girls aren’t able to go to school because they have to spend their day hauling water for their families, and that a child dies every 15 seconds from unclean water.
Their dad is half Japanese, and instilled in them a passion for origami. From this passion + compassion came a simple dream, to raise money to help a water project. Their first goal was a small $500. They made origami Christmas ornaments, and exchanged them for donations to help fund the digging of a well at a local Starbucks. Their dream grew into a non-profit that has raised more than $1.3M and have helped fund over 150 water projects in fourteen countries.
Running this non-profit is a 14 and 11-year old. How many lives were changed because two little girls had compassion and passion, and parents who believed in their dream!
“Isabelle and Katherine want nothing more than to educate the world to the clean water crisis and to make people realize that you don't have to be a billionaire or a celebrity to make a permanent change in the life of someone who is thirsty.
Written by Brandon Vaque- Who grew up around AV, being dragged to help at rental events for his parents AV company. Before the age of 18, he had been in over a hundred church installs as his dad attempted to instill in him a good work ethic. Then after college, he did the unthinkable and joined the family business. His passion has been to simplify the lighting process so people could have one source for good fixtures without having the stress of navigating through catalogs of thousands of similar fixtures. When not working at Springtree LED, he can be found performing at Walt Disney World, or in plays around the Orlando area.