Special thanks to P&G and The Motherhood for partnering with me for today’s post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Friends, it’s the time of year when our kids will start coming home from school with various forms of “the crud.” This is just something we have to deal with when it comes to changing temperatures, little humans hanging out in close proximity, and the occasional hand washing or nose-blowing fail that each of our kids (and yes, even us grown ups) are guilty of from time to time.
It’s SO tough when our kids miss school. Yes, it’s hard on the parents due to having to re-arrange work schedules, but it’s also hard on the kids because they miss school and depending on how long they are out, might struggle to catch up on their schoolwork.
Yes, we have to be on guard against all those germs that tend to pop up this time of year. But do you want to know what ISN’T causing our children to be sick here in the United States? Our drinking water. Everyone has access to clean water, and that access is as simple as turning on the faucets inside our homes.
There are nearly 1 BILLION people in this word who don’t have easy access to clean drinking water. The children in that enormous group often get sick, and as a result, have to miss school. Many of them struggle tremendously to get caught back up, and some even drop out because they fall so far behind due to these recurring illnesses they face due to a lack of clean water.
P&G has a Children’s Safe Drinking Water program, and among other benefits, this program is helping to keep these kids in school. Since 2004, this program has been helping to save lives by providing clean drinking water to families in need. The P&G Purifier of Water is a packet of powder the size of a tea bag that can treat water right on the spot. More than 9 billion liters of clean drinking water have been donated, and P&G is committed to delivering 15 billion liters by 2020. This water is being used in over 75 countries through a network of more than 150 partners.
All of this clean water will mean a boost in school attendance for these children, who won’t have to battle those awful illnesses associated with dirty water. Everybody wins when a child is learning, wouldn’t you agree?
How You Can Help
One day of clean drinking water for a child costs about two cents. You can donate that 2 cents simply by watching this video on the Power of Clean (the donation will be made on your behalf). Couldn’t be easier!
You can also make a donation. It only takes a very small amount to make a HUGE impact. For example, $7.50 provides enough water for a year for a child. $30 will provide clean water to an entire family of 5 for a year. You can donate directly at www.csdw.org.
One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader is going to win big by helping others! You will receive a P&G product basket (value of at least $50) and a $30 donation will be made in your honor to provide clean water for a family in need for an entire year.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of US & DC who are 18 years of age or older. Giveaway starts 10/22/2015 and ends 11/05/2015. Sponsored by The Motherhood in partnership with Procter and Gamble. For the full list of rules, click here