Sunday, March 22, 2015

World Water Day: Help World Vision Bring Life-Saving Water to Those in Need #WaterEffect #WaterNow (GIVEAWAY)

Did you know that one child under the age of 5 dies every minute from diarrhea caused by contaminated water or unsafe hygiene? It’s hard to believe that such an easy-to-treat condition can actually kill. But it’s not easy to treat when you lack access to clean water, as 748 million people experience around the world. That’s nearly two and a half times the population of the United States! Watch the video below to see the impact of a water crisis on one girl’s life.



To address the water crisis and acknowledge the importance of water, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as World Water Day in 1993. I hope you’ll join me and World Vision in helping to spread awareness about the need for safe water around the world. Our efforts could help thousands of people like Violet (from the video above) gain access to clean water each year!

When you make a purchase from World Vision, you can help make a huge difference in people’s lives. Here are just a few of the wonderful products available from World Vision:


Blogger Exclusive: World Water Day Umbrella – Created specifically for bloggers behind World Vision’s 2015 World Water Day campaign, this blue umbrella serves as a practical reminder that rainwater is considered a precious resource for people who lack established water systems.


Royal Silk Scarf – From the World Vision Gift Catalog, this scarf is made with luxurious silk using Fair-Trade practices. The blend of soft colors emulates the purifying qualities of water and the vibrant life that it sustains.

These items are beautiful, as you can see in the pictures above. (My son is modeling them!) He was very moved by the video of Violet, and I want to teach him and his brother that there are other children in the world who lack the necessities they take for granted, like clean water. I hope you’ll join me in visiting World Vision with your children and helping other families in dire need. Here are some other ways in which you can bring attention to the water crisis:

Take a short shower: Keep track of time spent showering as a reminder of the water shortage around the world. An American who takes only a 5-minute shower has already used more than an entire day’s worth of water for the average person in a developing country’s slum.

Make a home-cooked meal: Skip a restaurant meal and use the time at home to talk about the need for water. Donate the money you saved by cooking at home to give clean, life-giving water.

Walk or run 6K: On World Water Day, thousands of people walk or run 6 kilometers for children in Africa. Each registration brings clean water to communities in need.

Organize a mall walk: Gather family and friends for a mall walk to remember the significant time women in developing countries spend bringing water to their families. The time North American women spend shopping daily equals the time many women devote to collecting water each day -- nearly 200 million hours!

Give clean water: Visit World Vision’s website to contribute to the Clean Water Fund or make a monthly pledge. Just $25 a month provides 6 more people with clean water every year.

Run a lemonade stand: Whether it’s hosting a benefit concert, coordinating a bake sale, or setting up a lemonade stand, you can raise money to help provide clean water.

I hope you’ll talk to your family today about how you can help everyone in the world have access to life-saving clean water!

GIVEAWAY


One lucky winner will receive their own World Water Day Umbrella and a Royal Silk Scarf! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, April 5, 2015.



a Rafflecopter giveaway





57 comments:

  1. The Balinese multi strand necklace is lovely!

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  2. the clothing for children I would love to do . thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  3. Hope for Sexually Exploited Girls is a relevant cause to support.

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  4. I love the African Soapstone Box to give to someone.

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  5. I really love the African Soapstone Box!

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  6. $420 Worth of Medicines

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  7. I would love the silver vines cuff.

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  8. I'd love to provide clean water, on a pretty tight budget though.

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  9. I like the gift of a goat and two chickens for $100.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  10. I;d like to Honor loved ones with a free personalized card

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  11. I'd love to buy the Thai Tote.

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  12. Iliana R3:25 AM

    I would love to buy the Multi-color Beaded Cross Necklace!

    rocky.mart@yahoo.com

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  13. I'd like to buy the art and music instruction as a gift for $20. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. I so wish I could help at this time but being divorced and a student myself, I am not able to. I love all of the ideas of any in regard to their educatio for that is our children's future. I also like the idea of the chicken and goats because they need that for their nutrition. Also, like the idea of the backpacks as those are definitely needed too.

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  15. Hope For Sexually Exploited Girls. It's such a tragedy that this still happens in our world!

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  16. Anonymous4:18 AM

    I would love to pay for a goat and two chickens. I think that would really help a family. furrymaiden@gmail.com

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  17. Kristi11:38 PM

    The scarf is beautiful and the Balinese multi strand necklace is equally pretty

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  18. I would love to provide clean water.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  19. I think the clean water fund!

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  20. I like >>>Thai Necklace & Bracelet (Red)

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  21. Kenyan Patchwork Tote.

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  22. I would like the Silver Vines Cuff

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  23. I want to buy 2 chickens and a goat

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  24. I like the silver vines cuff!
    jessica edwards

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  25. I love the African Soapstone box! It's beautiful!

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  26. Amy Z.11:48 AM

    I'd love the Hand-woven Thai purse to help support them.

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  27. I would get them an animal to help.

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  28. Lauren Olivia Wood1:05 PM

    I would buy a new business loan for a woman! olivia41393@yahoo.com

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  29. What a beautiful, beautiful program! I would donate a fishing kit to them! I thought about an animal at first, but a fishing kit might help longer.

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  30. I would love to buy the $420 worth of medicines...and so many other things.

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  31. I like the Silver Vines Cuff!

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  32. The Fair-Trade Coffee Set looks like an awesome gift idea. I also like the hand-carved serving spoons too!

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  33. Water for Two People
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  34. I would like to help girls and women by buying a goat or a bicycle.

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  35. I like the Silver Vines Cuff and all the small farm animals.

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  36. I'd love to buy a goat!

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  37. I would love to have the Hand-Carved Serving Spoons

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  38. i'd like to buy someone 2 ducks and a goat.

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  39. I'd buy someone some goats!

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  40. Anonymous4:46 PM

    I like the Silver Vines Cuff!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  41. I would love to buy Education for Girls

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  42. love to give clean water

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  43. I would buy Help Stop Human Trafficking
    $50

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  44. Balinese Multi-strand Necklace

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  45. Totally the goat.

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  46. I'd like to gift the Bicycle for a Girl.

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  47. The clean water fund - it is vital for everyone.

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  48. I would love to buy Education for Girls

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  49. I would love to buy Give a Goat.

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  50. Thank You for the giveaway…Home for a Mother and her Children - $3,250

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  51. The item of my choice would be the Help Stop Human Trafficking

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  52. I have given a goat before and would do it again.

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  53. I would want the decision to be made by people closer to the situations who could make the best choice based on the most URGENT need. So I would choose the "Where gift is most needed" Fund.

    Craftwise ~ I love the Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace and the stunning prize / Royal Silk Scarf.

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

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  54. I like the Hand-woven Thai purse

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  55. Give clean water.thats what i would chose for sure

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