The global pandemic has highlighted the critical need for access to clean water. To raise awareness of global water issues and to raise funds for the Sisters of St. Francis’ Sister Water Project (SWP), the SWP Committee invites you to “Walk for Sister Water” sometime between March 12-22, 2021, in honor of World Water Day on March 22.

How the walk works:

  1. Dedicate time to walk the distance of 5K (3.1 miles) any time between March 12 and 22.  This can be in your neighborhood, park, trail or even on a treadmill. It can be done all at once or over the course of several days. While you walk, consider that this is the distance that some men, women, and children in parts of the world have to walk daily to obtain clean water.
  2. From March 12-22, follow the Sisters of St. Francis on Facebook ( or Twitter (@DBQFranciscans) to see why others are walking and how villagers in Honduras and Tanzania have been helped by the Sister Water Project. Take photos of yourself walking and post on social media with the hashtag #WalkForSisterWater or email to
  3. After your walk, consider making a donation to the Sister Water Project by mail: 3390 Windsor Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001 or click here to donate online.

For more information, contact Sister Maureen Leach at (563) 583-9786 or Visit the Sister Water Project website at

Click here to download the SWP Walk for Water flyer.