Climbing mountains is more than reaching the top—it’s about inspiring, encouraging, and impacting others in a positive way.

For every STEP Lucy takes on her journey, she hopes to make an impact in the world by raising awareness and money for safe WATER. Lucy partners with WATERSTEP, a non-profit organization based in Louisville, Kentucky, to bring safe water to the world.

Watch this video to learn how you can join the effort to save lives simply by collecting used shoes in your community.

2019 world water day

In 1992, the United Nations declared March 22 as World Water Day. This day provides an opportunity to learn more about water related issues and take action to make a difference.

Lucy leads a used shoe drive campaign every March for World Water Day. Hosting a shoe drive is a great way to get involved.


Watch this video to learn how WaterStep brings safe water to communities in need. It’s people like you and me changing the world one community at a time.


This video shows how the old shoes sitting in your closet can help fund water projects while keeping them out of landfills and providing jobs in the developing world.


People worldwide lack access
to safe drinking water


80% of all diseases worldwide are caused by contaminated water


People die every year
from water-related diseases

Safe water is a gift of life.
And everyone deserves access to it.

Make a Difference in the World

Host a Shoe Drive in your community