How many times in a day does clean water touch your family’s life? How many times in a week? In two weeks?
As Canadians, we have a seemingly unlimited supply of clean water, so it’s no wonder that we often take it 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*.
The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program helps provide clean drinking water to people in need through a water purifying technology developed by P&G. One small P&G purification packet quickly turns 10 litres of dirty, potentially deadly water into clean, drinkable water.
To date, more than seven billion litres of clean drinking water have been provided by humanitarian organizations across the globe using P&G packets, helping to save an estimated 39,000 lives in more than 75 countries.
To help remind Canadians just how lucky we are to live in this great country and to educate them on ways they can help provide clean water to those in need, P&G has developed the #cleanwater photo challenge! From July 18 through 31, P&G and Walmart want you to share photos of the role clean water plays in your life and the life of our family and friends.
Simply take photo using the prompts below and share it to your favourite photo sharing site, ie. Instagram or Twitter, making sure to tag it with #CleanWater. At the end of the challenge, one winner will be randomly be selected (similar to a Twitter Party) by Stacie Vaughn, from Simply Stacie, to receive a $250 Walmart gift card and a bundle of P&G products!
I’ll be showing all the ways I am impacted by clean water and I would love to see yours too! Check out the #cleanwater Pinterest board here to see a curated compilation of the best images from the challenge.
On top of a fun photo challenge P&G and Walmart are once again donating one day of clean water** for every P&G product purchased at Walmart or Walmart.ca 31, 2014.
This past spring, during the month of April, P&G donated 8.6 million days of clean water to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund as part of its Clean Water initiative. Since May 1, more than 20 P&G products, including Tide, Pampers, Duracell, Dawn and Pantene have continued to generate a donation equivalent to one day of clean drinking water**. I did my part today by purchasing three P&G products that I use regularly!
Clean water is something everyone deserves and if this helps even a little bit than it’s a cause I am happy to support. I look forward to seeing your photos! Have a wonderful weekend.
*Source: World Health Organization
**For every P&G product purchased at Walmart from April 1 – 30, 2014, P&G donated US$ 0.02 to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund. For each purchase of a selection of P&G products from May 1, 2014 – July 17, 2014, P&G will donate US$ 0.02 to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund.
***For every P&G product purchased at Walmart from July 16 – 31, 2014, P&G will donate US$ 0.02 to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund. For each purchase of a selection of P&G products from August 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015, P&G will donate US$ 0.02 to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund.
I am a P&Gmom. 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.