“"We are excited that Name Bubbles is helping us educate, inform, and activate people to spread the word about Water For People's mission, and we are grateful for their help in raising money to make our vision real," said Katie Scolari Borden from Water For People.”
With every purchase of a personalized bag tag, Name Bubbles will donate $1.25 to Water For People to help build a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation
Saratoga Springs, NY, March 15, 2010 Name Bubbles, the award-winning personalized name labels company, a new global program to support Water For People, a non-profit organization that brings long-lasting water and sanitation solutions to 11 developing countries in Asia, Africa, South and Central America. In launching the bag-tag campaign, Name Bubbles made an initial $10,000 donation to Water For People and has committed an additional $1.25 to the cause for every bag tag purchased. When parents order their children’s labels on the company Web site, they have the option of selecting a personalized bag tag, either a dog tag ($2) or carabiner-style tag ($2.50), and Name Bubbles will donate $1.25 for each bag tag selected.
“Inadequate sanitation and unsafe drinking water causes disease and death around the world, and children are the most vulnerable,” said Michelle Brandriss, CEO and founder of Name Bubbles. “When I first learned about Water For People, I was inspired by their belief, commitment, and partnership approach in helping communities develop long-lasting local solutions that help build a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation.”
According to a 2008 report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, approximately 884 million people lack access to clean water and 2.6 billion people do not have adequate sanitation. “This problem is staggering, but we can help Water For People create solutions that will ensure that whole communities including schools and health clinics in the developing world have access to water and sanitation resources that last and that’s what we are hoping for. As a business, we can act, support, and offer a product that Name Bubbles’ customers can really use, and at the same time help Water For People transform communities,” Brandriss said.
“We are excited that Name Bubbles is helping us educate, inform, and activate people to spread the word about Water For People’s mission, and we are grateful for their help in raising money to make our vision real,” said Katie Scolari Borden from Water For People. “The money and attention brought to global cycle of water and sanitation poverty will help us facilitate long-term solutions to ensure families have access to sustainable drinking water, proper sanitation systems, and hygiene education programs.”
About Water For People
Founded in 1991, Water For People is an international, nonprofit humanitarian organization that focuses on long-lasting, safe drinking water resources and improved sanitation facilities in the developing world. While Water For People is in its 20th year of work it focuses not on creating a dependency on charity in the 11 countries it works in, but rather creating the ability of the local community to plan, build, finance, maintain and operate their own systems. The organization works in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America to show that its successful programs are adaptable around the world and can be replicated anywhere. In 2009 it served over 325,000 beneficiaries. Water for People is a charity of choice of the American water and wastewater community. To learn more, visit http://www.waterforpeople.org or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
About Name Bubbles
Winner of the prestigious iParenting Award for Outstanding Products, Name Bubbles are fun and functional waterproof press-and-stick name labels designed to help busy families keep track of toys, clothing, hand-held electronics, baby bottles, school uniforms, sports equipment, and much more. Name Bubbles waterproof labels are safe for the dishwasher, laundry, and microwave. Custom label packs are available for camp labels, school labels, and daycare labels. They are personalized and can be purchased on the Name Bubbles Web site at http://www.NameBubbles.com.