Our partnership began in January 2011, when Panda RG funded five wells with a donation of $28,000. In mid-year 2014, Panda agreed to fund all of WBH's operating expenses for the next three years.
Later that year, Chairman and Founder Andrew Cherng encouraged his entire family of restaurants and 18,000 associates to support the life-saving work of Wells Bring Hope. Mr. Cherng and his wife Peggy also pledged to personally match all donations raised by associates.
"Panda Restaurant Group associates and business partners strive to lessen the burden of those in need, to foster goodwill and promote a spirit of giving within our communities. We have a unified goal of improving others' lives, of which I am very proud."
- Andrew Cherng, Chairman and Founder
Watts Water Technologies is a global provider of plumbing, heating, and water quality solutions for residential, industrial, municipal, and commercial settings.
Our relationship with Watts Water began when they first donated supplies for our Wells Bring Hope necklace in 2010. They continued to supply us with material and followed our progress as we continued to grow. In 2013, they funded their first well at our annual fundraiser. Watts' Director of Communications, Greg Gyorda committed to engaging Watts employees with a Water Circle and the goal of one well a year.
"All of us at Watts Water are honored to support the work of Wells Bring Hope. Water is fundamental to life and contributing to an organization whose mission is to provide access to safe water is a sure way to strengthen lives and communities. As a company focused on water, we are proud to join with the Wells Bring Hope team whose efforts are making a real difference in the lives of families in West Africa every day."
- Greg Gyorda, Marketing Communications Director
The mission of The Progress Project is to create purposeful, beautifully designed products that help those that are helping others. They are dedicated to supporting causes like Wells Bring Hope through specific apparel campaigns that raise awareness, generate much-needed financial resources, and positively influence change in people's lives.
Our partnership with The Progress Project began in December 2015 when representatives reached out to Wells Bring Hope to feature us in their very first apparel campaign and launch of their website. The Progress Project will be donating 20% of their gross profits from sales of Wells Bring Hope t-shirts.