Disclosure: I am a P&G Mom. As part of my affiliation with this group, I have been offered compensation to participate in the #cleanwater photo challenge. The views, opinions and photographs expressed on this blog and in my social networks are my own.
We turn on the tap and the water is just there. It's something we never have to think twice about. We are extremely blessed to live in Canada with an endless supply of #cleanwater. A vast portion of this world is not so lucky...
Some FACTS about the Children's Safe Drinking Water program:
- More then 7 billion litres of clean drinking water have been provided by humanitarian organizations across the world using P&G purification packets.
- This has helped to save an estimated 39,000 lives in more then 75countries.
TORONTO --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- It can be said that nearly all Canadians enjoy an unlimited supply of clean water, so it’s no surprise that a recent survey by P&G and Walmart Canada found that 80 per cent of Canadians take clean drinking water for granted. Yet approximately one billion people in the developing world* do not have the same luxury, and diseases from contaminated water are killing more children every day than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.*Read more here.Other survey findings include:
- Eighty-seven per cent believe it is important for Canadian children to grow up caring about children in other countries;
- Half (56 per cent) of Canadians do not fully understand the daily challenges those in the developing world face.
This past spring, P&G and Walmart Canada teamed up to bring one day of clean water for every P&G product purchased during the month of April. At that time I participated in a Twitter Party with Jason Priestly to help bring awareness to the Clean Water Initiative. At the end of the month, P&G donated 8.6 million days worth of #cleanwater to the Children's Safe Water Drinking fund.
P&G and Walmart want to continue their commitment to reach their goal of more then 25 million litres of #cleanwater in a 12 month period. They've opened up the program to include every P&G product from July 16-31, 2014.
I am once again participating in the #cleanwater program. This time I'll be doing a photo-a-day challenge. Over the next 2 weeks, I'll be sharing a photo via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook on how #cleanwater makes such a huge difference in our every day lives. Let's not take #cleanwater for granted, let's celebrate water in our lives.
The challenge begins today and goes until July 31. I invite all of you to participate with me.
Make sure you include: the hashtag #cleanwater and the prompt for the day i.e. Day 1 Thirst, keep the above photo handy so you don't forget a day. When you share your photos with your social networks, you'll be entered into a draw for an amazing P&G Prize Pack plus $250 Wal-Mart gift card!