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UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI MEDICAL CENTER PROJECT MEDISHARE endorses the CELF LifeStraw "100 Schools" Campaign in Haiti!
Michel J Dodard M.D,
U of Miami Medical Center
Dir of the Office of Community Health,
Dept of Family Medicine and Community Health Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
The Freshwater Water Crisis: Get Involved!
Lack of safe drinking water is a global health crisis. Each year, 443 million school days are lost due to water-related illness which keeps students from attending school. Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness, and more than 783 million people do not have access to an improved water source. Hundreds of millions more use municipal water systems that are poorly maintained and deliver contaminated water.
In addition, safe water is vital for economic growth. In many nations, water shortage is a cause of violent conflict. Without safe water, there is no sustainable future for much of the developing world.
Building on their existing LifeStraw water filtration technology, Vestergaard Fransden created the LifeStraw® Community. The LifeStrawremoves 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, 99.999% of viruses, and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites preventing waterborne illnesses - without the use of harmful chemicals. With
your help, families around the world will have access to clean drinking
Donate to Save Lives:
Participate in the CELF LifeStraw® "100 Schools" Water Campaign
You and your school or community can help
bring clean and safe
drinking water, preventing waterborne illnesses to children and rural
communities around the world. Raise money by initiating fundraising activities of your choice.
All donations will go towards the purchase, distribution, training and repair of LifeStraw® Communities in Kenya, unless otherwise noted. Each tax deductible donation of $350 delivers a school-based LifeStraw® Community that will provide up to 100,000 liters of filtered water, providing over 50 students safe drinking water for up to four years. Vestergaard Frandsen will also donate funds to CELF’s educational mission.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas and support for a LifeStraw Donation program in your community. Send us your photos to share your successes here!
2014 CELF TOTAL SCHOOL FILTER DONATIONS: 54
39 to schools KENYA; 15 to schools HAITI
SHOW OFF YOU SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY LIFESTRAW FUNDRAISER: Send us your news and photos!
Miami, FL: This project represents a collaborative effort between CELF and Whole Foods Market South Beach. We are grateful to Whole Foods South Beach for giving CELF this opportunity, to the students from the Miami High School who helped make this possible, and to the shoppers who, through their purchases, are providing over a 1.5 million liters of safe drinking water for school children in the Haiti over the coming years. CELF is excited to partner with University of Miami Medical Center and Project Medishare for the delivery of donated water filters to 15 schools in the Central Plateau Region of Haiti. Medishare healthcare workers picked up the units and were trained by Vestergaard Haiti distributor Pluripharm S.A., who then trained local healthcare workers and students about safe behaviors associated with water consumption, hygiene and sanitation.
Miami High School students greeted Whole Foods Market customers and distributed information about the “100 Schools” Water Program throughout "5% Day." The event was the result of tremendous effort in planning and coordination by MHS senior Juliette Gruener (above), who worked closely with CELF and Whole Foods over the past year to bring the event to fruition, including recruiting and training friends and classmates as volunteers.
Four times a year, Whole Foods Market South Beach gives back to theMiamicommunity by selecting a local organization as the beneficiary of "5% Day" proceeds. CELF “100 Schools” Water Campaign was selected because of the extensive number of Haitian employees and community members in the Miami who understand that safe drinking water is an incredibly scare and sought to provide this life-saving relief to their families “back home” in Haiti.
Sharon, MA: The First Lego League (FLL) team, Robo Rampage, grades 3-5 from Sharon, MA, raised almost $300 this Saturday, 12/14/13, towards the donation of a LifeStraw Community filter to a school. The team won two awards & advanced to the State finals while raising money for this worthy cause. They were thrilled with the idea of providing freshwater to hundreds of kids in Kenya! The team hopes to continue raising funds as their team gains momentum! Follow Robo Rampage. Read about FFL.
Phoenix, AZ: Explorer Middle School student and Bat Mitzvah girl Lindsey F. raised money for the campaign by asking guests to support the CELF LifeStraw 100 Schools Campaign - in lieu of giving her gifts. Lindsey's passion for environmental and social issues began long ago, so giving to the campaign was a natural fit between her studies and her caring for others.
Blacksburg, VA: Congratulations to Blacksburg High School Interact Club, whose fundraising efforts resulted in total a donations of $1,326. The efforts were part of a full school year club effort to raise money for the Water Campaign.
Boise, ID: Girl Scout Brownie Troop #451 from Sage International Charter School (2nd & 3rd graders),
MARCH 2015: THANKS TO CAMPAIGN FUNDING, LIFESTRAW® COMMUNITY WATER PURIFIERS RUSHED TO SCHOOL IN KENYA WHERE CONTAMINATED WATER CAUSED STUDENTS TO CONTRACT TYPHOID FEVER
2014: CELF "100 Schools" Water Campaign funded 54 Community filters to schools in Kenya and Haiti.
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CELF EDUCATOR'S GUIDE TO WATER ISSUES AROUND THE WORLD, includes over 30 student activities
High School Students:
CELF STUDENT AMBASSADOR!
Train in sustainability concepts and related water-issues. Represent CELF and demonstrate the LifeStraw® in CELF and community programs locally, regionally and nationally where they speak about water-related health, economic & social issues, as well as innovations in humanitarian design.
(NO PROGRAM FEES)