More children die from these types of diseases than from Malaria and AIDS/HIV.
Proctor & Gamble created the Children's Safe Drinking Water Program to "focus on reducing illness and the number of deaths resulting from drinking contaminated water."
They developed the "PUR" packet as a quick and easy way to clean water. Go here or here for a must-see demonstration.
One small packet cleans 10 liters of water in under 30 minutes. This is so cool!
COVERGIRL has teamed up with the Children's Safe Drinking Water program and has launched a campaign to help more children get clean drinking water.
It is called Clean Makeup for Clean Water
They are holding a contest and want to see your beautiful face.
Here comes your part.... wait for it,....wait for it,....
Submit a video telling how you give back to make the world a better place and why this makes you beautiful inside and out.
For every video submitted, COVERGIRL will donate one week's worth of water to a child in need.
Since this is a contest -- there's a prize!
You could win a humanitarian trip to Africa and a chance to participate in a COVERGIRL photoshoot.
For more info and to submit your video go here.
Don't be shy - this is for a very good cause! Hurry! The deadline is June 30th, 2010.
If you're not interested in showing your beauty, you could just donate to the Children's Safe Drinking Water program -- click on 'donate' or go here.
image courtesy of brevardgreenhomes.com
$1.00 gives a child clean drinking water for 50 days.
$7.50 gives a child clean drinking water for a year.
$30.00 gives an entire family clean drinking water for a year.