NICKELODEON'S THE HALO EFFECT HONORS ISABELLE AND KATHERINE ADAMS OF DALLAS, TEXAS, IN "PAPER FOR WATER,"
PREMIERING FRIDAY, JUNE 17, AT 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
Texas Sisters Recognized for Work to Eradicate Global Thirst through Fundraising
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NEW YORK-JUNE 9, 2016-Extraordinary sisters Isabelle and Katherine Adams help bring accessible clean water to people around the world using their love of origami in an all-new episode of The HALO Effect, "Paper for Water," premiering Friday, June 17, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The episode follows the Adams sisters as they create origami ornaments to raise money for a Navajo reservation in need of clean water wells in New Mexico. Airing monthly, The HALO Effect highlights teens who "help and lead others" (HALO) in their community and inspire others to do the same. "Paper for Water" will encore Monday, June 20, at 8:00pm (ET/PT) on Nicktoons and Saturday, June 25, at 9:30pm (ET/PT) on TeenNick.
The Adams sisters started their organization, Paper for Water, five years ago after learning that girls in some countries don't attend school because they spend their days hauling water, and that a child dies every 20 seconds from unclean water. They decided to make a change by collecting donations to help build wells in impoverished countries and the United States in exchange for their origami ornaments. Paper for Water partners with other non-profit organizations: Living Water International, to identify where a well should be placed in impoverished countries and which residents will help maintain it, and DIGDEEP to help Indian reservations in the United States gain better access to clean water.
Over the past four years, the Adams sisters have raised nearly $800,000 to fund more than 100 water projects in countries around the world including Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, India, Mexico, Peru and Nicaragua. In recognition of their outstanding commitment, Nickelodeon will award a $10,000 grant to the Adams' organization.
In each episode of The HALO Effect, the profiled teen will issue a "HALO Effect Challenge," a call-to-action encouraging inspired viewers to participate in their cause and join the HALO movement. As part of the Adams sister's "HALO Effect Challenge," they are encouraging everyone to make an origami butterfly and take a selfie with it and/or post a photo or video showing how you conserve water using #HALOEffectChallenge. For more information on the Adams sisters and their challenge, viewers can visit www.nick.com/haloeffect.
The HALO Effect launched in 2013 as a year-round initiative recognizing one deserving teen every month for their work to help and lead others in their community. The initiative was built upon Nickelodeon's HALO Awards, an annual concert event honoring young community leaders with a grant for their organization and scholarship funds. To date, more than 50 teens across the country have been honored and have received more than $400,000 in grants to fund their non-profit organizations.
The HALO Effect series expands Nickelodeon's ongoing commitment to the HALO movement by giving an in-depth look into the inspirational stories of teens who are eager to share the issues and projects important to them and excited to engage others to achieve an impact. The monthly series is hosted by Sydney Park (Instant Mom) and executive produced by Nick Cannon and NCredible Entertainment, as well as Morgan Spurlock, Richard Arlook, Jeremy Chilnick, Matthew Galkin and Ethan Goldman of Warrior Poets.
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