A Look Back

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Six days into 2014, let us here at Design Outreach wish you and yours a Happy New Year! We have been eager to start this year and launch our 100 Pump Campaign – our pilot program intent on seeing thirsty people around the world get clean water.  World change is possible!  And we get to be a part of it.  How … Read More

PR News: DO installs hand pump in Malawi

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  Design Outreach Installs LIFEPUMP™ in Malawi Villages Hand pump brings up water for drinking, sanitation Columbus, OH (Dec. 11, 2013) – A team from Design Outreach, led by volunteers Rich Arthur and Thom Haubert, has successfully installed the LIFEPUMP™ in a Malawi village to provide fresh water to nearly 700 inhabitants. The LIFEPUMP™ is the flagship product for Design … Read More

Two Roads in a Wood

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Robert Frost penned a poem in 1920 about a fork in the road and taking the path less traveled.  Sometimes we choose the path we journey in life for ourselves.  We deliberate and weigh the options before us, straining our sight to look down as far as we can, making the wisest choice.  But sometimes we don’t choose the path. … Read More

PR News: Greg Bixler at the Accord WASH Summit

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  Abe Wright Design Outreach www.doutreach.org Telephone: (574) 527-3448 Email: abe@doutreach.org   Press Release Innovative Engineering Meets Humanitarian Efforts Approach to Provide Freshwater, says Greg Bixler of Design Outreach Speaking at the 3rd ACCORD Summit on Excellence in WASH, Design Outreach’s CEO discusses how technology is now being used for a humanitarian end in the freshwater sector. Winona Lake, IN – … Read More

Design Outreach Joins WEFTEC Expo

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  Abe Wright Design Outreach www.doutreach.org Telephone: (574) 527-3448 Email: abe@doutreach.org Press Release Design Outreach Joins World Water Innovation Exhibit in Chicago Non-profit organization Design Outreach to present scalable and sustainable water production technology pioneered in the Central African Republic, along with the world’s top innovators on the freshwater sector. Winona Lake, IN – October 7, 2013 – Indiana-based non-profit … Read More

Walking in Their Shoes

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  At an event this month, I participated in a “water challenge”.  The task was simple: carry a 5 gallon jerry can, full of water, down the sidewalk and back.  With the help of a rolled up T-shirt to cushion my head, others to lift the can onto my head, and a missionary who lived in Africa for two decades … Read More

DO at the CMC

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  The CMC (Columbus Metropolitan Club) is a 501c3 that strives to connect people with ideas. They provide lunch-time forums of panelists and moderators discussing a wide variety of current affair topics.  Past participants have included Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Governor of Ohio. We consider it a great honor to have been invited to take part in the forum last … Read More

PR News: DO Joins the CMC Forum

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  [Columbus, OH, 08/03/2013] – Design Outreach’s CEO & co-founder, Greg Bixler will be speaking at the (CMC) Columbus Metropolitan Club’s Wednesday Forum, tackling social entrepreneur-ism in an event titled: “Product, Profits & Purpose”. Social Entrepreneurship isn’t just a buzz word, it is a whole new way of thinking about solutions to social problems, job creation, … Read More

A Malawian Welcome

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Last month, our Abe Wright, Thom Haubert, and Greg Bixler (above, LtoR) flew to Malawi to meet with leaders from both World Vision and the Malawi WASH team.  We wanted to discover where we could partner with locals and bring our LIFEPUMP to provide safe, clean, drinkable water.  Malawi welcomed us warmly. While there, we met Jordan Smoke (World Vision, … Read More