Who we are
We are a Christian non-profit organization with a passion for giving those in need access to clean healthy water, housing, food, education, and churches.
The SWHF was started in 2015 by Nedalee Thomas, CEO of Chanson Water USA. Nedalee has always had a heart for giving and has tithed faithfully to churches and worthy charities since her her first pay check at 16 years of age.
Those who are happiest are those who do the most for the others.
— Booker T. Washington
The Story Behind Our Name
One day, Nedalee had a dream in which the Lord called her “Little Sparrow.” When she awoke, she thought that the Lord was giving her a new name, or He was giving her a strategy. Many Biblical scriptures about sparrows came to mind. And she decided to stay small in her own eyes, and that He would take care of her. A great trial preceded in her life the following day, with someone making many threats, but in a matter of days the Lord blew the trial away as if it never were.
During that time a friend at Nedalee’s church painted a picture of a sparrow with an eye looking at it. Nedalee has always loved the song, His Eye is on the Sparrow, and immediately knew that she had to purchase the painting, which has now become the logo for our foundation. That is one of the reasons for our name.
Another, is that first century orphans in Jerusalem were called sparrows, and our heart is for the orphans, lost and hurting of our world.
The Waterhouse portion of our name, of course has to do with the fact that part of our mission has to do with housing and water and we thought it was a nice way to acknowledge that.
Nedalee Thomas is an author, speaker, mother, grandmother, former foster mother, and business woman with a marketing degree who opened her first retail store at 23 years of age. Nedalee has always looked to educate, help others and give back to those around her and has deeply embedded these core values into the company culture of Chanson Water USA and now the Sparrow Waterhouse Foundation.
Nedalee is a strong Christ follower who occasionally volunteers her time driving a truck and collecting donations for a group that feeds 950 families a week and is also a speaker who encourages women and youth.
In Loving Memory
While Sparrow Waterhouse foundation does not serve the homeless or mentally ill as our mission, in loving memory, it is dedicated to Nedalee’s brother Ted Walton aka King Theodore, aka Princess Anastasia. Abused child, bullied teen, talented man, broken soul. He died loved, but homeless, mentally ill, and alone on a bench on Market street in San Francisco.