WaterAid teams up with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve those in need.

How will you #LightTheWorld this holiday season?

For the second year in a row, WaterAid is proud to partner with the LDS Church for their "Light the World" holiday giving campaign.

Unique charity vending machines will be installed in downtown Salt Lake City and Gilbert, Arizona. People can donate to WaterAid in person through the vending machine and receive a souvenir bottle of water. 

We encourage you to spread the word and keep an eye on our social media channels for news about the campaign. Can't make it to a vending machine? Donate online below and #LightTheWorld.

Last year we raised $26,400 - can you spread more light this year?

Light the world | LDS Church and WaterAid

Where to donate:

Manhattan New York Temple

​​​​​University Place, Orem, UT

Polynesian Cultural Center, Hawaii



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LDS and WaterAid

Find out more about our unique partnership

Since 1981 we've reached with clean water.

Together, we work with communities to set up practical and sustainable water projects that meet their needs. Hardware, such as taps and rainwater harvesting tanks are always backed up by training on maintenance and management, making sure that the health benefits of clean water are maximized. To ensure sustainability we use technologies that are low-cost, appropriate to the local area, and can be easily maintained by the communities who use them.

We also work with local partners to ensure capacity and skills are developed at a local level. Local partners include:

  • Local non-government organisations (NGOs)

  • Local and national government departments

  • Private utility companies

We invest in local partner organizations to enable them to deliver lasting changes for their communities. We typically provide financial support, training and technical advice, as well as help with planning, budgeting and organizational development.
As partners grow stronger, they become less reliant on WaterAid's technical and financial support and can seek funds from other sources. When this happens, we often start working with newer or less well-established partners, with the cycle of training and development starting again.