The Water Box

Safe, free,
limitless water.

The Water Box was designed in response to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. In 2014, the municipal water system was contaminated with lead and Flint’s residents were forced to rely on donations of bottled water for drinking, cooking and hygiene. Bringing in and distributing millions of bottles of water became a heavy burden for the city and community organizations.

By 2019, most of the country had forgotten about Flint and donations of water began to dry up.  501CTHREE partnered with First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church to develop an alternative way for the church and other community organizations to get water to Flint’s residents — one without the high cost, heavy logistics, and plastic waste of relying on single-use water bottles.

Performance to Date


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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