Thursday, March 19, 2009

Go Do Some Good

I've recently learned of a couple of good causes that could really benefit from your support. I've been asked to help spread the word about these, which I'm glad to do.

First up, Pampers and UNICEF have teamed up for the "One Pack = One Vaccine" campaign. This is a global initiative to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, a preventable disease that claims the lives of approximately 128,000 infants and up to 30,000 mothers in less industrialized nations each year. I'm sure you've seen the commercials on TV for this - they're the ones with images of babies; one plays "Silent Night" and the other "Happy Birthday To You".

Now through May 1, you have the opportunity to help UNICEF protect moms and babies around the world against tetanus; all you have to do is buy specially-marked packages of Pampers diapers and wipes. Each product purchased triggers one life-saving vaccine.

So if you have a baby and need diapers/wipes, or you know someone with a baby, find the specially-marked packages of Pampers and help someone in need get this life-saving vaccine.


Next, the Fresh Air Fund needs you! If you live in the Northeast and Canada, that is. For reals. The Fresh Air Fund provides free summer vacations to New York City children from low-income communities - more than 1.7 million since 1877. In order to keep their mission going, they need families in the Northeast and Canada (check out the map to see specific states) to host kids this summer. By being a host family, you help an inner-city child experience a world they might never otherwise know: life outside the city, where can experience the beauty of nature. Click here to get all kinds of info and learn more.

These are tough times for us all. But these are a couple of ways you can give back and do some good for others without severely hurting your wallet.

PSAs over, kiddies. Go do some good.


Posted by Tere @ 3/19/2009   | |


  • Blogger Justice Fergie posted at 3/19/2009 11:02 PM  
    i think the 1 pack=1 vaccine is great. and i love salma hayek for publicizing the issue.

    i thought you might be interested in this event:
  • Blogger Holly at Tropic of Mom posted at 3/23/2009 3:43 PM  
    I heard about the Pampers thing too. Good for you for spreading the word.
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