See what happens when families can't afford their water bill, but people like you show up to help.
Your donation makes sure someone has running water in their home.
“I decided to give monthly because we have to do something. We shouldn't wait if we can help someone today. I can help somebody immediately and I don't take a huge hit in my budget.”
“I thank God for those people.”
Kind words from a few of over 4,000 donors who believe water is a human right.
Thank you so much for starting @humanutility. I've been proudly donating since the first day I could.— Bret Mogilefsky (@bmogilefsky) October 23, 2019
You are doing amazing work. Happy to contribute monthly to the cause :-D.— Adam Thomas (@TheHonorableAT) November 9, 2019
I just helped somebody with a water bill through The @HumanUtility! You should change somebody's life and do it, too! https://t.co/9fMDpqUz9x via @humanutility— Jodi Jacobson (@jljacobson) August 15, 2019
Please read this and donate with me if you can. This is freaking appalling, among so many appalling things.
Okay next up, I’m going to up my monthly donation to @humanutility which means I’m supporting the work of @tiffani . Anyone want to join me by either upping their monthly donation or making a one time donation to support her work? https://t.co/yLZ4WEdKBX— Qiana P. (@Q_i_a_n_a) October 26, 2019
The holiday season is here! Can you imagine it without water, or living in fear of your water being turned off? @humanutility helps people pay water bills. This month, I challenge you to donate YOUR Dec water bill amount to help others:https://t.co/Mb5xu0xF9a— adriennefriend (@adriennefriend) December 3, 2018
Thank you! 🙏🎉
A few of the most common questions we're asked in doing this work.
This project came from a discussion on Twitter between @tiffani and other Black women on Twitter who wanted to find a way to help people in Detroit with affording their water bills. Tiffani is an alumna of the program that invested in some of Silicon Valley's most prestigious and successful companies, but chose, instead, to use her technology talents to give back rather than work at a giant technology company.
Dignity is a human right.
We wanted to provide immediate relief to Detroit residents. Many groups and crowdfunding campaigns existed, but we wanted to help faster than those.
Generally, crowdfunders must raise the entire goal before receiving funds, which isn't good for providing immediate relief. We also ensured donations went directly to the water company. Other campaigns couldn't guarantee this.
The minimum amount is $5 per month.
The most common amount donated online is $50.
At the end of each calendar year, you'll receive a single tax receipt for your monthly donations. Receipts are normally sent at the end of January each year. Unless you request otherwise, we will send this receipt to the email address you used to sign up for monthly donations.
If you have not received your tax receipt, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.