Annual Letter from Thankyou Trustees
The giving system’s broken. We helped break it.
On the 29th of September 2020, we launched a bold campaign: No Small Plan. It aims, in time, to raise hundreds of millions of dollars (and beyond) over the next decade for the end of extreme poverty. As bold as the launch was we wonder if the boldest part wasn’t found in the launch video, but in what you are about to read. Because sometimes, once you see something, you can’t unsee it. And so, you must change to forge bold new paths forward.
No Small Plan
We’ve just launched our biggest, most risky campaign yet. This is: No Small Plan.
We’ve sent two of the biggest companies on the planet an invitation to flip business as usual and help end extreme poverty.
For this idea to work, it needs you.
We’re announcing the end of Thankyou Water
We’re announcing that this is the end, we’re out. As of today, production has ceased, and the last bottles of Thankyou Water will be trickling off shelves over the coming months. It’s a big call for us to announce this, but we do want to assure you that Thankyou is not going anywhere. We have, and always will exist to see a world where not one person lives in extreme poverty.
We’re all hands on deck (figuratively)!
So, the year has started a little different to how we’d all planned. It turns out global supply chains (and everyone else) were not ready for what 2020 had in store, and you probably have some questions about where our stock is at the moment.
Tackling the water, sanitation and hygiene crisis, one SPLASH at a time
Today, there is a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) crisis.
1.9 million deaths are attributed to having a lack of access to WASH, which represents 3.3% of all global deaths. This represents 13% of deaths for children under 5.
Response to the news.com.au article
News Corp published an article today about Thankyou, and if you read it, you might have questions about our 100% model and how we’ve allocated funds to staff expenses, travel and entertainment.
Reflections from Kim, our impact field photographer
It’s not easy to make the transition from beautiful, safe Melbourne to witnessing extreme poverty in the most remote communities in the world. Working with Thankyou has given me the opportunity to work alongside passionate, world-changers who exhibit true resilience and strength and who are committed to transforming the lives of people in poverty through clean water, sanitation and hygiene education.