20 December 2011
A Christmas gift for Thankyou Water
Jiaheng Chan, MBA student, Daniel Flynn, Managing Director, Thankyou Water, and Kathy Chiha, School Manager, Graduate School of Business and Law.
MBA students from RMIT University have raised $1,500 for Thankyou Water.
Jay Jiang, Jiaheng Chan and Kathy Chiha, School Manager, Graduate School of Business and Law, recently visited the company’s offices to present the cheque.
All the money was raised through selling RMIT MBA branded hooded jumpers.
Thankyou Water is a social enterprise that supports communities around the world which do not have access to clean water.
Sales from the bottled premium spring water provide the funds to build wells and other clean water projects in countries like Cambodia, Uganda and Kenya.
Staff are mainly volunteers, which means that a large proportion of the operating profits can be directed towards clean water projects rather than wages.
Uniquely the money raised by RMIT is not a donation – instead it is used as an investment fund for Thankyou Water.
The gift will go towards product launches and marketing initiatives to drive sales.
“The success of Thankyou water was inspirational for many of our MBA students who are interested in making the world a better place through business,” Mrs Chiha said.
“Of course the $1,500 gift did not appear out of nowhere – we’d like to give a big thank you to all the generous students who purchased a hoodie to support this initiative.”