Did you know that today, November 19th, is World Toilet Day?!? I know what you're thinking -- seriously, what's next, National Bathtub Week?!?
Okay, here's the thing, but what most folks don't realize (and I'm including myself, here) is that over 1.5 billion people in the world are STILL living without access to sanitary water or a proper toilet.
The statistics of children dying due to things we tend to take for granted, like clean water and proper sanitation, are staggering.
Today, I am once again very proud to partner with the good folks at American Standard to help share information about the Flush For Good campaign and, in doing so, help 40 communities in need.
Oh, and we get to share a $200.00 gift card to Lowe's or Home Depot, because we roll like that.
But first, I wanted to share a little information I learned from our friends at American Standard with you -- because I know that sometimes my seeing the actual numbers really does help to put things into perspective -- so, about those mind-blowing statistics I spoke of:
Diarrhea causes 1.5 million deaths every year in developing countries: sanitation improvements, including sanitary toilet pans, can help cut this number by nearly a third.
43% of people living in rural areas don't have access to adequate sanitation: each sanitary toilet pan donated goes directly to the most in need of improved sanitation conditions.
Almost 85% of human waste goes directly into rivers and waterways: donated pans will keep waste away from water sources and prevent dangerous contamination.
How consumers (like you and me) here in the U.S. are helping: with every purchase of an American Standard Champion toilet, they will donate a sanitary toilet pan to BRAC USA and WaterAid who will then distribute the pans to communities in need that lack access to safe sanitation.
Want to help?!? EXCELLENT!!! Guess what?!? You just did (yes, YOU!!!) here's how you already helped make a difference: just by your reading this blog post, our friends at American Standard have donated 40 sanitary toilet pans, to help 40 communities, in our honor!!!
Because nice matters, poverty sucks and helping others less fortunate just feels right. Right?!?
So, as a special "thank you" the good folks at American Standard have offered to send one (1) of our online friends a $200.00 gift card to your choice of Home Depot or Lowe's!
Because, we roll like that.
GET IT HERE: To enter, leave a comment here on this post (like, your favorite tip for saving water at home) by 10:00 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, November 26th and you're automatically entered to win. One (1) entry will be picked (via random.org) and announced via email. Once confirmed, winner(s) will be posted at the top of this blog post.
'CAWSE WE LOVE US SOME EXTRA CHANCES TO SHARE (but, certainly NOT REQUIRED to enter!):
- Share information about this awesome campaign via Twitter, feel free to copy and paste this Tweet right here: I pledged to #FlushforGood and entered to win a $200 Home Depot Giftcard from @thisfullhouse.
NOTE: OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS, ONLY. YOU MUST BE 18 or OLDER TO ENTER. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to visit This Full House of mismatched socks and crunchy floors! Feel free to stop by again (when you have time, of course!) we'll leave the porch light on for you...just in case.
Disclosure: While American Standard has provided promotional support in the form of prizes, American Standard is not sponsoring or administering the giveaway on this blog. We also received a gift card for our participation.