This post is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of P&G and The Motherhood to share information about the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program.
Clean drinking water is something we can take for granted, even in the desert. My kids might prefer cold, filtered water from the fridge but our tap water is perfectly fine and never runs out. Basically anywhere we go we can find a drinking fountain or ask for a cup of water and it’s not a big deal. We’re lucky.
It’s estimated (WHO/UNICEF) that 663 MILLION people lack access to clean drinking water. And 1,000 kids die every day due to diseases caused by contaminated drinking water. Many more are chronically sick because of drinking dirty water. Water is essential to life and yet it can cause death. Everyone should have access to clean drinking water. P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program is working on that. It has provided 9 billion liters of clean water since it was established in 2004.
One of the most important products P&G has ever developed is the P&G Purifier of Water packet. Developed in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it purifies even heavily contaminated drinking water so that it meets World Health Organization standards for safe drinking water. The small (about the size of a tea bag) packet can treat 10 liters of water by effectively killing bacteria and viruses and removing parasites and solid materials.
The boys and I had a chance to experience how well the P&G Purifier of Water packet works. It’s amazing how effective it cleans the water with only simple household implements. No expensive equipment is required. You can see a quick clip of our demonstration below.
P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program hopes to provide 15 billion liters of clean drinking water by 2020. Clean water results in healthier families. Let’s help make that happen because no parent wants to give their kids dirty drinking water.
How can you help?
Donate to the non-profit program at www.csdw.org. A small amount makes a big difference. It only 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 covers the whole family for a year.
And don’t forget the power of sharing, share the video below and spread the message. If everyone you knew donated just a little, a lot more families would have clean drinking water. Plus each share of the Power of Clean Water video results in a day of clean drinking water for a child.
If you tweet, consider attending the #PowerOfClean twitter party on October 8 at 8 p.m. ET. We’ll be sharing information and stories, hopefully inspiring more people to learn and support this important program. As with many twitter parties, there will be prizes which include a $500 donation and P&G products worth $250.
Watch and Win a P&G Prize Pack + Donation
After watching the video above, leave a comment on this post letting me know what you think or what you learned. One randomly selected winner will receive a P&G product basket valued at $50+ and a $30 donation in their honor to provide clean water for a family in need for one year. This giveaway ends on October 12th and the winner will be contacted via email.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of US & DC who are 18 years of age or older. Giveaway starts 9/22/2015 and ends 10/12/2015. Sponsored by The Motherhood in partnership with Procter and Gamble. For the full list of rules, click here.
And don’t forget to share the video too, every little bit of knowledge and money helps! Let’s help more families obtain cleaning drinking water and stay healthier.