O’Neil Printing Is Hitting the Road, Literally, to Raise Money for Children’s Cause
PHOENIX—April 24, 2015—When you have a confluence of breakfast burritos, 450-mile bike rides and clean water for children living in third-world countries, that can only mean one thing—Wheels4Water is back on the move, and O'Neil Printing is playing a role in this good cause.
Tony Narducci, president of O'Neil Printing, will be joining Brian MacDonald (Wonderkind Studios), Ryan Connary (Timberland) and Justin Ahrens (Rule29 Creative) for a 450-mile bike ride down the California coast, covering Santa Rosa to San Luis Obispo. The trip is designed as a fundraiser to generate $40 per mile that will go toward providing clean water and sanitation for a children's school in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The cycling journey will also raise awareness about the plight of these children. During the bike ride, the participants will filter their own water and share the story of Congo's water crisis with people they encounter along the way. For instance, Wheels4Water cites statistics that illustrate 71 percent of residents in the town of Nebobongo lack access to water, 67 percent lack access to sanitation and 71 percent also live below the poverty line.
Wheels4Water is collaborating with Lifewater, a nonprofit group that focuses on solutions for the world's water crisis. In 2014, Ahrens and MacDonald rode 1,200-plus miles from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Michigan and raised $100,000 to help provide 2,500 residents of Uganda with water and sanitation.
O'Neil Printing is where the burritos comes in. The company is hosting a fundraiser breakfast in its north parking lot (366 N. 2nd Ave. in Phoenix) on April 28 at 7:15 a.m. and will provide prizes to attendees.
Clearly, we don't expect many of you can show up for the complimentary burritos, but that shouldn't stop you from donating $5 or $10 to Wheels4Water. Click here to make your donation today.