Partnering Merchants

Please support the following businesses who support Bridging The Gap.


Walk4Water Corporate Sponsors

We thank the many corporate sponsors that have stood beside BTG during these unsettled times.

Matthew Lim


Corporate Sponsor that is also a good friend:
Sharing about Matthew and Melinda Lim is bittersweet.  They have both been involved with BTG from the very beginning.  Melinda was with us on our first trip to Africa to see the first borehole that BTG put in.  Matt has volunteered at every W4W.  At first he did sound and then he became the photographer.  I can’t thank him enough and he will be sorely missed this year.  His family is relocating to Rochester, New York to be with Melinda’s ailing mother.  I wish them well and hope that someday they will return to Chico.  Our prayers go with them.

Klean Kanteen

Today I made an order from Klean Kanteen.  I couldn’t help but think that they were our first Corporate Sponsor.  For thirteen years they have supported our thirsty world.  Klean Kanteen has recently come out with a new design of bottles and the older models have gone on sale at 50% off.  Be sure to drop by BTG Market to purchase one of their bottles.

Maisie Jane’s

We want to thank Maisie Jane for donating their homegrown almonds for  healthy snacks at the Walk4Water this year.  Their company has made a difference for good both locally and globally.

Ray Morgan Company

Mike and Nan Wyson, the owners of Ray Morgan Company, printed our brochures and posters for the W4W this year and plan to do it next year.  We so appreciate their generosity.

California Water Service Company


Cal Water has been sponsoring BTG for 11 years.  Every year they volunteer at the W4W and donate financially.  This week, I was invited to their office to do a presentation of BTG’S work in Africa.  Afterward, the attendees were able to shop from BTG Market.


We thank Beatniks for hosting BTG Market’s 1st Pop-Up and donating space for us to sell BTG Market’s merchandise.

Cali’Flour Foods

A big thank you goes out to Cali’Flour Foods for doing a mini food show at our 12th Annual Christmas Boutique.  Shoppers were able to sample their crackers and yummy pizzas.  You can now buy their products at New Earth, Safeway, and S&S produce.


Cal Java

Mike and Kelly Huber’s generosity helps this world to be a better place.  Thank you for partnering with Core Butte and their coffee project to raise funds for TivaWater Filters.  They also provide a space for BTG Market to sell merchandise.

10 Year Club 2018
Bridging the Gap by Giving has over 40 Corporate Sponsors that support the Walk4Water on a yearly basis.  We want to recognize ten corporate sponsors that have been with us from the beginning. From left: Fred Croswaite from Enterprise Record, Julie Kampfen from Great Harvest, Bruce Hart from Mountain Sports, Water Girl, George Barber, District Manager, from Cal Water, Michelle Kalbarer from Klean Kanteen, Vicky Zancanella from Half A Bubble Out, and Sabrina Kenstler from Starbucks. AMF Orchard Lanes, Spectrum Reach, and Tahoe Pure were not available for photo.

Half a Bubble Out
This is the 10th year that Kathryn Redman, co-owner of Half a Bubble Out, has been helping with the newspaper lay outs and other promotional creative ideas for the W4W.

Sweetwater Day Spa
Even before their doors opened for business and for the past five years, Sweetwater Day Spa has supported Bridging the Gap and global sweet water with monthly donations, door prizes for our events, and contributing to BTG's administrative tasks!  You will also always see their staff participating in BTG’S Annual W4W.  They have a beautiful new location now at 40 Declaration Drive in Philadelphia Square in Chico, CA.  Go and enjoy a day of sweet pampering!

Click here to take a complete  photo tour of the new location.


Deb Sprague
Deb Sprague a local relator, will meet your every need, if you need to buy or sell a home.  Contact her by calling 530-680-5255 or visit Deb’s FaceBook page (Sprague Home Sales).  Deb has supported BTG from the very beginning by taking part in BTG’s events and donating.

“Time, dedication, integrity, perseverance, advocacy. She didn’t hesitate to go the extra mile while remaining completely ethical and trustworthy. Her dependability is unmatchable.”  
-Brian & Jaime  

Klean Kanteen
Over the past 11 years, Klean Kanteen has donated on a consistent basis, which has provided 2 boreholes, sanitation, and training in hygiene to two African villages.  BTG can’t thank them enough!  BTG Market is proud to sell KK Bottles.


Great Harvest
There is nothing better then a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.  Great Harvest has been donating yummy bread for the past seven Years at the W4W.  Thank you, Julie and Jaime!


Chico Enterprise Record

Enterprise Record has helped BTG in so many ways: Full Featured articles, Advertisements for BTG’S Annual Walk4Water, and keeping you posted about BTG’S Happenings. 

Fifth Sun
BTG is pleased to hear that Fifth Sun will be printing our T-Shirts for the 9th Annual Walk4Water.  Thank you, Fifth Sun!


Incrediwear is a new corporate sponsor for BTG. Their socks and braces can be bought at BTG Market. 



We want to thank Recology Waste Company for supporting the 6th Annual Walk4Water.  Their company made a difference for good.

The Loft

Jan Troth, the owner of The Loft, volunteered her time, contributed financially, and 
contributed to gift baskets for raffle prizes.  She has been a long time Friend of 
the W4W and now she is a Corporate Sponsor.


This the 3rd year that Funland has donated 200 skating passes young people under 18.  Be sure to pick up your Packet of goodies at Beatniks (1387 E 8th St) April 4th from 11am to 3pm.


“To inspire and nurture the human spirit-one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.” -Starbucks Mission Statement

We thank Starbucks for supporting the W4W from the beginning. Starbucks employees volunteer to set up, walk, help walker’s collect water at the 2k and donate financially to Bridging the Gap.  Thank you for making a difference. 

North Valley Eye Care


North Valley Eye Care has been promoting the W4W for the past 3 years.  This year they walked as a team, manned the African Art Education Station and donated financially.  We so appreciate their support.


Radio Chico

Radio Chico will be sponsoring the Walk4Water for the second time, we appreciate their help in getting the news out to our community.

In Motion Fitness

In Motion Fitness has donated a three month family membership to BTG the past three years as one of the W4W prizes. This year, Brian and Cassie Faith and their boys will enjoy the club for the summer months.

Lundberg Family Farm 

Lundberg Family Farm, another local company, have supported the water walk by providing their healthy Rice Chips.  Water Walkers have enjoyed the Rice Chips for the past three years that Lundberg Rice Family Farms have provided.  Yum!  Be sure to buy a bag of chips when you shop as a way to say thanks to the Lundberg family for their generosity.

Campus Bicycles

Budd Schwab the owner from Campus Bicycles at 330 Main Street is donating a $250 gift certificate for the Optional Pledge Program of this year’s Water Walk.

Chico News and Review

 For the past two years, you found out about the Walk4Water because of the Chico News and Review's generosity of providing commercial time to Bridging The Gap.

Mountain Sports

Mountain Sports was the first local business to reach out to Bridging The Gap. We started selling our handcrafted necklaces from Uganda two years ago. This year they donated a gift certificate for a Water Walk prize.

Rio Lindo Dental Association

Rio Lindo Dental Association donated funds to support Bridging The Gap’s 2nd Water Walk.  I also want to thank the staff for shopping at Bridging The Gap’s Market.  Dr. Brian Lange is my choice for a dentist.

Sports LTD

This year a 20” Electra Townie Bike will be a prize for a 12 & under who raises the most money for BTG’s Pledge Program.

Sports LTD donates a children's bike for a prize in the Water Walk. One of the children who raises the most money for Bridging The Gap will win a new bike! Bridging The Gap's cards are on sale at Sports LTD.

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