Billion Bottle Project recently wrapped up its most successful local fundraiser yet!

BBP partnered with the CWRU School of Medicine for the annual Block 1 Party, an event the medical school hosts to celebrate the end of the first exams of the medical school curriculum. Held at Velvet Dog dance and nightclub in downtown Cleveland and attended by medical students of all years, the Block 1 party is always a highly anticipated event in the medical school social calendar.

This year, BBP sold wristbands that would allow partygoers to purchase discounted drinks at the Block 1 Party. Wristbands were $10 each and included two drinks, alongside accompanying specials at Velvet Dog all night. The proceeds from this partnership totaled over $500, which is BBP’s largest fundraiser to date.

BBP wants to extend our sincere gratitude to the Case Med social chairs, who organized the Block 1 party and assisted in this partnership, as well as everyone who participated in the fundraiser. After nearly 3 years of development, BBP has a prototype water disinfection technology that is ready for field testing with our local partner in Nairobi, Kenya, and these funds are not only helping us launch that testing, but also supporting our next steps to refine our device and scale our technology up. Thank you for helping pave the way to our goal for this technology and the Billion Bottle Project: clean water around the world!