On February 25, 2015 I was honoured to attend the Children’s Clean Safe Drinking Water educational luncheon – it’s not every day you get to lunch with Jason Priestly! Of course, it’s easy to get ‘starstruck’ but once we got down to business it was clear just how passionate Jason is about this safe drinking water program.
I have to admit that the luncheon itself was a wonderful experience. The PGMoms; in attendance, got to chat with Jason before lunch … we enjoyed some chuckles while exchanging our kid stories. Our focus then turned to learning how 2 cents can turn dirty water into clean water. Actually, I was the only PGMom there that tried the ‘clean’ water. It did have a chlorine taste to it but it was totally drinkable. To be fair, I don’t believe that the packet was used in 10L of water. That would explain why I tasted the chlorine!
Canadian actor, director and clean water advocate Jason Priestley shows his dedication to the clean drinking water crisis by supporting the P&G and Walmart Clean Water Campaign. Check out this video of his recent trip to rural batey communities in the Dominican Republic where he witnessed the project in action. Visit walmart.ca/cleanwater to learn more.
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.
P&G is donating a day of clean drinking water for participating P&G products purchased at Walmart and Walmart.ca during the campaign. We are nearly at our goal of donating 25 million days of clean drinking water, and the P&Gmom blogger community had been an integral part of this success.
Help provide clean drinking water to those who need it with P&G & Walmart*
It is estimated that for more than one billion people safe drinking water is a problem — something we in the Canada usually take for granted.
Contaminated water not only tastes bad but it causes diseases that are killing more children than HIV Aids and Malaria combined — nearly 1,600 children every day.
The goal from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 is to provide 25 million days of clean drinking water for people who desperately need it.
The amazing water purification technology you can see in the video above was invented by P&G scientists.
Since this pioneering breakthrough, P&G water purification packets have purified more than 7 billion liters of water, preventing an estimated 290+ million days of illness and helping to save more than 39,000 lives.
Here’s how you can help
* For every participating P&G product you purchase at Walmart in-store or online from February 19 – March 19, 2015, P&G will donate 1 day of clean drinking water (US$0.02) to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund.1
1 Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund is a charitable fund managed by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.
Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program
The lack of clean drinking water in developing countries is a global crisis. Since its inception, the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water program has worked with more than 140 non-governmental organizations, charities and governments to raise awareness and deliver clean water.
You can help make a big difference to someone’s life just by doing your weekly shopping. Every time you buy one the P&G products such as Tide, Gillette, Pampers, Pantene and Bounty, P&G will donate one day of clean drinking water.
You can also donate using this secure web form.
With your help we will help to reach the goal of providing 25 million days of clean drinking water to those who need it. Together we can help make a real difference!