H2O On the Go
Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation and Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation launched H20 On the Go in 2020 as part of a shared initiative to improve the overall health and well-being of Illinois children. H20 On the Go allows Illinois elementary, middle and high schools selected for this program to have existing water fountains replaced with new water bottle-filling stations supplied by Elkay, based in Downers Grove.
H20 On the Go promotes easier access to drinking water for Illinois students while at school and helps encourage them to choose water instead of sugary beverages such as soda, juice and sports drinks. Besides the notable health benefits, the H20 On the Go refillable water stations help reduce waste and promote conservation efforts. Illinois schools who receive H20 On the Go water filling stations will also receive toothbrushes and reusable water bottles for their students.
One-hundred and forty Illinois schools received new water bottle filling stations in 2020 and 2021. View 2021 recipients here and 2020 recipients here.
Applications for 2022 are closed. Schools will be notified of award in August 2022.