This campaign closed on Jun 30, 2017 Big Sky Cafe brought clean water to Fondobougou.

Big Sky Cafe

Wine Into Water 2017

organized by Big Sky Cafe

Help Big Sky Cafe give the gift of clean water. 100% of every donation raised will fund charity: water's work providing access to clean water projects around the world.





Why Big Sky Cafe is fundraising for clean water

Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!

But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

Big Sky Cafe and Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar have long supported this cause, and now we're asking for your help too.

At both locations from March 22-29, we are turning Wine Into Water by donating 20% of sales of selected bottles of wine. Can't make it in at that time? Donate here online, or the next time you do come see us, drop a few coins in the large wine bottle by the front door. We'll match a nickel for every quarter you drop in!

100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.

Recent activity + updates
4 comments · 4 donations
  • Big Sky Cafe
    posted an update to Wine Into Water 2017 
    about 6 years ago

    Our money is at work! Read how your donation is helping fund projects in Mali:

    The projects you’re helping fund are located in three Southern districts of Mali: the San District, the Tominian District, and the Kolokani District. The San district has a population of 334,911, but only 57% have access to safe drinking water. The Tominian district is home to more than 219,000 people, 51% of whom have access to clean water. And in the Kolokani District, the situation is even more dire: only one-third of 295,598 residents have access to this basic need.

    Mali is located in the Sahel, known as one of the harshest contexts in the world. Prone to droughts and floods, the long dry season and short rainy season make access to clean water particularly rare. The lack of water affects not only food production and livelihood activities but also child and maternal health.

    With your help, our local partner World Vision Mali is working to change this. They’ve begun mobilizing communities to contribute local materials and labor. They’ve also begun construction of 50 new drilled wells and 30 mechanized piped systems that will distribute clean water to tap stands in communities and schools across the region. Lives are already changing for the better, and we’ve only just begun.

    You're helping us expand to a new region of Mali, so the grant is a bit longer than usual. Your final report will be ready in early 2019. To keep you updated, we’ll report back to you with more news on your donation in a couple months.

    Thank you for partnering with us to bring clean and safe drinking water to these communities!

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    Tim Mallett
    donated $750 to Wine Into Water 2017 
    about 7 years ago

    A cause that are Big Sky and Remy's Kitchen staff and clientele feels strongly about!

  • Big Sky Cafe
    posted an update to Wine Into Water 2017 
    about 7 years ago

    Thank you to everyone who has helped our clean water quest so far! Your support is greatly appreciated!

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    Anonymous donated $10 to Wine Into Water 2017
    about 7 years ago
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    Clara Garner
    donated $15 to Wine Into Water 2017 
    about 7 years ago

    Clean water for all!

This campaign brought clean water to Fondobougou, Mali.

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Top Donors

  • 1
    Tim Mallett
  • 2
    Faith Williams
  • 3
    Clara Garner
  • 4
Big Sky Cafe’s reported impact to date

Big Sky Cafe has partially funded 4 projects.

Past campaigns
Wine Into Water 2021
Ended Jun 30, 2021
Raised $500
Wine Into Water 2017
Ended Jun 30, 2017
Raised $800
Wine into Water for World Water Day
Ended Jun 30, 2016
Raised $1,110
Wine into Water 2013
Ended Sep 30, 2013
Raised $460