Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village

4119 N. Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48505

In response to the Flint Water Crisis, the shuttered 1921 George M. Dewey Elementary School in North Flint was reopened to serve as a water distribution center in 2015. Today, the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village occupies the building and offers an after-school program that provides students in grades 6-8 not only tutoring and mentoring but also fun, active, and hands-on learning experiences that encourage teamwork and community. SBEV also offers an adult literacy program and supports a community of over 600 families. Located in one of the areas most impacted by the water crisis, SBEV was forced to provide bottled water to its students.

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With the installation of our third Water Box, SBEV can provide clean, safe water to the children in their programs and to parents in the North Flint community. Water from The Water Box is distributed alongside fresh local produce, which is provided by SBEV through a partnership with Flint Fresh.  More about SBEV here: https://www.sbev.org/

The Water Box at SBEV was made possible with a donation from Kind Humans, which is building a portal for positivity and a community for all things kind, healthy and sustainable. Kind Human’s mission is to celebrate the good in humanity by cultivating a community of kindness, conscious consumption and always giving back. Kindhumans is a trusted platform that will include enriching content, education, donations to non-profit organizations, and a marketplace for sustainable, socially responsible products, so we can all make the world a kinder place through our day-to-day purchases. More about Kind Humans here: https://kindhumans.com/

This Water Box quality & performance:


Single use 16 oz. plastic bottles replaced


Gallons of safe, free water distributed

How you can help right now

Buying this hoodie gives people safe water immediately.

100% of the proceeds from this hoodie go to communities who are water insecure. The hoodie is also carbon negative which includes carbon offsets for the shipping too.

$ 60.00 USD

More Water Boxes for people in need.

Your donation helps 501CTHREE bring clean water to more communities in need. With your help we can expand the program to communities across the USA.

$ 100.00 USD

People need jugs.

Refillable water carriers for an individuals drinking, cooking and hygiene. The jugs (carriers) are handed out at the Water Box locations and can be brought back and refilled during Water Box operating hours. It might seem like a minor donation, but to those in need, it means a lot.

$ 16.95 USD

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