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Lead-Free Schools Campaign

For K-12 Schools

While the installation of lead pipes, fittings, faucets and fixtures were banned by Congress in 1986, they are still located within the walls of certain K-12 schools across the U.S. built before 1986. Many of these lead items have reached their end of life– which means they could be leaching lead into the water– and are ready for replacement.

If your child’s school was built on or before 1986, order your FREE lead tests below from one of the top labs that provided lead tests for the California public school system when it tested over 10,000 of its schools for lead pipes and fixtures.1

Together We Thrive provides FREE Thrive Canteens to K-12 schools and childcare centers through the duration of their lead pipe remediation. If you would like your school enrolled in the free Thrive Canteen program, please email us at info@thrive.charity.

Children should not be exposed to lead in their drinking water. According to numerous medical experts, if a child is exposed to lead over a longer period of time, it can cause cognitive slowing and other negative brain changes that can affect things such as behavior, attention and learning.

Fortunately, there is a straightforward remedy to removing lead from your child’s school; remove the pipes, fittings, faucets and fixtures with lead in them. Currently, the White House Administration, through the EPA, is offering funding to replace lead pipes and fixtures for public schools so the time to act is now.

1 From 1986 to 2011, “lead free” was defined as pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures with 8% lead content or less. In 2011, that figure was changed to a weighted average of 0.25% of an item. California recently tested all its public schools built before 2011 for lead in the water and only schools built before 1987 came back with positive lead test results.

Lead-Free Schools Campaign

For K-12 Schools

While the installation of lead pipes, fittings, faucets and fixtures were banned by Congress in 1986, they are still located within the walls of certain K-12 schools across the U.S. built before 1986. Many of these lead items have reached their end of life– which means they could be leaching lead into the water– and are ready for replacement.

If your child’s school was built on or before 1986, order your FREE lead tests below from one of the top labs that provided lead tests for the California public school system when it tested over 10,000 of its schools for lead pipes and fixtures.1

Together We Thrive provides FREE Thrive Canteens to K-12 schools and childcare centers through the duration of their lead pipe remediation. If you would like your school enrolled in the free Thrive Canteen program, please email us at info@thrive.charity.

Children should not be exposed to lead in their drinking water. According to numerous medical experts, if a child is exposed to lead over a longer period of time, it can cause cognitive slowing and other negative brain changes that can affect things such as behavior, attention and learning.

Fortunately, there is a straightforward remedy to removing lead from your child’s school; remove the pipes, fittings, faucets and fixtures with lead in them. Currently, the White House Administration, through the EPA, is offering funding to replace lead pipes and fixtures for public schools so the time to act is now.

1 From 1986 to 2011, “lead free” was defined as pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures with 8% lead content or less. In 2011, that figure was changed to a weighted average of 0.25% of an item. California recently tested all its public schools built before 2011 for lead in the water and only schools built before 1987 came back with positive lead test results.

Get Free Lead Tests

Together We Thrive’s Thrive Clean Water Lab is offering 4 free lead tests for your child’s K-12 school from one of the top lab testing companies in the country — a $228 value for FREE.

These tests are for information purposes only. If your school comes back positive for lead, we will assist you in navigating how to get help for your school.

Please submit the information requested below and a free test kit will be mailed to the mailing address provided within 7 days. We accept test kit requests from administrators, teachers and parents.

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Meet our founder

Lindsay Chambers

Lindsay Chambers

Founder, Together We Thrive + Thrive Canteen

Before founding Together We Thrive and Thrive Canteen, Lindsay Chambers spent 16 years in the private sector gaining a diverse set of skills and experiences through her work as the founder of a national beverage brand, interior designer, property developer, and avocado and citrus farmer.  Over that same period, she developed a passion for tackling the problem of food insecurity in the United States, volunteering at food banks across the nation and hand-delivering over 2000 meals to the unhoused.

In 2023, after seeing how the pandemic had left an increasing number of Americans unable to afford even their most basic needs, Lindsay decided to close down all of her for-profit businesses and launched Together We Thrive, which provides clean water and healthy food to those in need. To fund these efforts, Lindsay leveraged her background in the beverage industry to launch Thrive Canteen, an aluminum-bottled water company that donates 100% of its profits to Together We Thrive.

Lindsay’s previous experience includes founding an organic sparkling water brand with ingredients sourced from small farms like the one she operated in Ojai, CA. Launched in 2020 just prior to the pandemic, Chambers used a portion of her company’s proceeds to feed frontline workers in Los Angeles and donated 20,000 cans to medical workers in hospitals hit hardest by the coronavirus. Earlier in her career, she worked as a real estate developer and interior designer in California, where she sold over $100 million in homes and was named as one of “today’s most talented designers” by USA Today.  She was a finalist for HGTV’s Designer of the Year for 2023, and her work has been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Luxe Magazine, Elle Decor, Better Homes & Gardens, The San Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times.

Lindsay graduated with an M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Wake Forest University. She received Wake Forest’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award in 2017 and recently served on their board of trustees.

Lindsay’s work for Together We Thrive is pro bono; She does not receive a salary from the organization.