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Email Ben Seaman or call (888) 451-6752, mention CELF referral.
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI MEDICAL CENTER PROJECT MEDISHARE endorses the CELF LifeStraw "100 Schools" Campaign in Haiti!
Michel J Dodard M.D, F.A.A.F.P
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.
REGISTER your school or community in this program. ALL registered schools will receive a CELF LifeStraw "100 Schools" Water Campaign certificate for their participation. Email us your photos and fundraising stories to share here!
All donations will go towards the purchase, distribution, training and repair of LifeStraw® Communities in Kenya. 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!
2013 School/Student Campaigns: Harrison High School (Harrison, NY); Sage International Charter School Brownie Troop #451 (Boise, ID); Pleasantville Middle School (Pleasantville, NY); Father Mercredi High School (Alberta, Canada); Blacksburg High School Interact Club (Blacksburg, VA); Lindsey F (Phoenix. AZ); Robo Rampage (Sharon, MA)
SHOW OFF YOU SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY LIFESTRAW FUNDRAISER:
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 and advanced to the State finals while raising money for this worthy cause. They are 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 bake sale raised almost $200. The sale is part of a full school year club effort to raise money for the Water Campaign. We look forward to your next event, a car wash!
Boise, ID: Girl Scout Brownie Troop #451 from Sage International Charter School (2nd and 3rd graders),
Woodlands, TX: 5th graders in the Mitchell Intermediate School H2O Service Club (Heroes 2 Others) chose LifeStraw® as their favorite charity. Over 300 community service hours were contributed during a variety of fund-raising efforts, and their results - $780 was donated! Funds raised were donated through the Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club and 120 LifeStraws® were donated. Congratulations to Mitchell Students, faculty and parent volunteers for their tremendous efforts!
SUMMER 2013 NEWS:
CELF "100 Schools" Water Campaign delivers four Community filters to schools in Kenya. And thanks to program partner EarthEasy, four more donationed filters were delivered!
CLICK HERE to read the
LifeStraw Community Stories
CELF EDUCATOR'S GUIDE TO WATER ISSUES AROUND THE WORLD, includes over 30 student activities
LifeStrawis a product of:
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)