Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have safe, clean drinking water within reach. That’s one in eight of us. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Every 19 seconds, a child is lost to a water-related illness. Many people in the developing world, usually women and children, walk more than three hours every day to fetch water that’s likely to make them sick, when they have a plentiful supply of clean water just below the ground, but no way to get to it.
This year, the Glitter Lemonade Club at Princeton Junior School has chosen an important international mission--to raise awareness about the water crisis and bring clean and safe drinking water to a school in a developing country. Through the action of PJS students, in partnership with Charity Water and other contributing campaigns, this school will be provided with drinking taps and toilets. A clean water supply will restore time, health and opportunity to its students. Instead of walking for hours every day to fetch water for their families or to seek toilets miles from school, young children will be able to attend class, reach their potential and follow their dreams. Water projects such as this one bring people together and offer improved health, a superior quality of life and hope for a better future.
Fresh water is critical to human life, yet in America we take clean drinking water for granted. An average American uses 150 gallons of water per day. We hope you'll visit the Glitter Lemonade Club's "Make Your Own Glitter Lemonade" stand at Communiversity on April 27th from 1-6pm. All proceeds will benefit this effort. Please share this video and our club’s mission with your children, to help develop their empathy and begin their journeys with mindfulness and compassion.
Donations graciously accepted.