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May 07, 2014

A Precious Gift for Mother's Day

Posted 4 years 17 days ago by Alison Harrison

So, what will it be this year? Chocolates? Flowers? A piece of jewelry? This Mother’s Day, think about giving your Mom something a little more meaningful—like a gift that saves lives.

 

Here at Ashton212, we’re big believers in helping to make the world a better place—and we know you are too. That’s why we support Blue Planet Network, an organization that is committed to helping solve the fundamental human crisis of adequate access to clean drinking water. As CEO Lisa Nash puts it, “This affects every country on the planet, including the US, but it does have a solution. Without safe drinking water people get sick and die. With clean water, they can go to school, develop their villages, help their families—and it all grows from there.”

 

It’s an issue that particularly affects women and girls, who are often the ones who sacrifice 200 million hours to collecting and carrying water back and forth. If they were freed up from those hours of drudgery, just imagine what they might do.

 

As a networked organization, Blue Planet Network, connects projects, experts and the general public online so that people can track and support programs from anywhere in the world. And it’s working! The projects carried out by Blue Planet Network members have enabled more than 1.5 million people to gain access to sustainable safe drinking water.

 

So, please consider donating in honor of your Mom. Just $30 is enough to provide one person with access to safe drinking water. (And go right ahead with the flowers, and chocolates and jewelry too!)

 

Find out more and donate at Blue Planet Network.

 

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