Throughout the month of February, purchase a pack of textured cardstock and get one FREE! Close To My Heart will also donate a portion of your purchase to Operation Smile Haiti. Though this may seem like a nominal approach considering the devastation in Haiti, consider these facts gathered by my friend, Amy…
» Collapsible water containers ($2 per container): Each container holds 10 liters amount of water and is especially useful for kids carrying water for long distances to ensure that all their water doesn’t spill en route from their water supply. It is also very useful for storing clean, safe water for everyday use.
» Water purification tablets (60 cents for 50 tablets): Each tablet is able to turn 4-5 liters of dirty water into water suitable for drinking. Every day, 4,000 children worldwide die because they do not have access to clean water, according to UNICEF.
» High energy/protein biscuits ($1 per pack): These contain minerals and vitamins and have been developed for malnourished children during emergencies.
» Oral rehydration salts (7 cents for one package): This solution, containing sugar and salt, treats children suffering from dehydration caused by diarrhea. Approximately 3,500 children die each day from dehydration caused by acute diarrhea, according to UNICE.
If you would like to learn more, please visit http://operationsmile.org/haiti. So remember your scrappy friends during February and pick them up some textured cardstock, too!
To order directly online from the comfort of your home, go to http://amymuse.myctmh.com/ or just click the picture. Round your total up to the nearest dollar to give a little bit more.
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