I don’t know about you, but lately I feel very overwhelmed by all the bad news. I’m totally over the presidential race (before it has started). I am completely devastated by the refugee crisis. My Facebook feed seems to be filled with friends struggling in ways I cannot help. It is just all so much. And I just sit in the middle of it and feel so helpless!
I love it when I learn about simple ways to make a difference. If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know when I find an easy way to partner with a company and do good, I am going to let you know about it. And this one honestly might be the coolest yet.
I take for granted piles of things on a daily basis, but one of the biggest is that with the touch of a faucet I have clean drinking water any time I want. I googled some stats about clean water and found this fact from 2013.
85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet. 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation. 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases.
You guys. This is heartbreaking. And it is yet another one of those causes that can make you feel helpless. Until you learn that there is a company doing something about it. Something awesome!
P&G is the brand behind a whole bunch of products I use and love. Tide, Crest, Dawn… the list goes on. But I didn’t know until recently that they are also the brand behind the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program. The same scientists that figure out how to keep my clothes clean have figured out how to provide clean water across the globe. And I got to put that technology to the test in my very own kitchen.
First I had to dirty up my water. You can see the contrast next to the clean water:
Then I added the P&G Purifier of Water packet and stirred it up quickly creating a nice little vortex:
After about 5 minutes all the dirt separated from the water in the funkiest, coolest way:
I filtered out the dirt with a paper towel strainer and was left with clean drinking water. Amazing:
The power of clean water can transform the lives of children and their families. It means they no longer get sick from drinking dirty water so their health will dramatically improve. For children who used to miss school because they were sick, having clean water means they can attend school more regularly and get a better education. Parents who used to get sick or who had to stay home caring for their sick children can now earn a regular income and provide stability for their families. A game changer for sure.
So how can you help?
- Share the Power of Clean Water video to donate a day of clean drinking water to a child in need on your behalf.
Donate to the program at . A small amount makes a big difference. It costs about 10 cents to share a P&G packet with a family in a developing country, and each one provides enough drinking water for a family of five for an entire day. $7.50 provides enough water for a year for a child. $30 provides enough water for an entire family for a year. Incredible what so little money can do.
P&G wants to encourage you to help share the message of the “Power of Clean Water”. Leave a comment below about something that struck you from the video. One randomly selected reader will receive a P&G product basket AND, the best part, a $30 donation in their honor to provide clean water for a family in need for one year. Giveaway ends Oct. 7th.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of US & DC who are 18 years of age or older. Giveaway starts 9/29/2015 and ends 10/07/2015. Sponsored by The Motherhood in partnership with Procter and Gamble. For the full list of rules, click here.
Good luck and keep spreading the word!!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Motherhood and P&G. But I think it is a pretty awesome cause and all opinions are mine as always.