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Giving Back

It’s the “why” behind what we do.

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Last year we gave $2 for every tax return filed on 1040.com.
With our awesome 1040.com customers, we were able to fund

2.6 Million Gallons
of Clean Water

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That’s a year’s supply for over 14,000 people.
And we’re just getting started!

Healing Waters International
(HWI) is a non-profit organization
with a heart for making clean,
safe water accessible to people
across the globe.

How important is clean water?

Portales, Guatemala
Portales, Guatemala

Of course clean water is important, but
let’s pause a moment to think about
how much we use in a day. Let’s not
only think about what we drink, but the
water we use when we wash our
hands, use the restroom, run the
dishwasher. Think of how often you put
water in your mouth or on your body.
Imagine using lake water for your
morning routine.

In developing countries, as much as 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions, but it doesn't end with physical health. 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases. Reducing time spent travelling to a water source by 15 to 30 minutes would equal a 12% increase in girls’ school attendance.

Villa Hermosa, Dominican Republic
Villa Hermosa, Dominican Republic
Antonci', Dominican Republic
Antonci', Dominican Republic

That’s where Healing Waters International
comes in. Its state-of-the-art water filtration
systems are turned into affordable and
sustainable clean water stores. These
stores are run by locals to improve
economies, teach business structure, and
make clean water accessible to all. HWI’s
vision is to make clean water a right and a
reality through long-term development,
education, dignity, and independence.

Everything we do here at 1040.com to help
further that vision is made possible by you.
Even if you file a free federal return, we
invest $2 in Healing Waters' vision, which
translates to two months of clean water for
a brother or sister in a developing country.
That means you can be a part of the
mission to end the global water crisis by
simply filing your taxes.

Jocotán, Guatemala
Jocotán, Guatemala
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$2 gives one person access to
clean water for 2 months.

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