A Note from the Wizards Team:
We are 6th graders on a 5th and 6th grade team at Crossett Brook Middle School in Waterbury, Vermont. We want to help children in Bangledesh by fundraising money for cement flooring. We are going to our Farmers Market to sell our homemade bath salts, bath bombs, and baked goods. We think it's important to help other kids in different countries who don't have enough money to build cement flooring and don't have as much money as we do in the USA. We hope that our fundraising helps and that we can save lives. We hope that we can give the kids a 5th birthday!
Did you know that every 5 seconds, a child under the age of five dies from preventable causes? Diseases like diarrhea are common all over the world — let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. But without adequate resources, like a clean and safe home, a common case of diarrhea can be fatal.
It is a heartbreaking reality. It is an enormous barrier to poverty reduction. The U.N. Millenium Development Report recently released the news that the Goal to Reduce Childhood Mortality by 2015 is struggling to meet its target achievements.
It is time to look to new solutions — simple solutions — that can save lives. Flooring projects, such as replacing dirt with concrete can reduce childhood diarrhea and parasites by nearly 50%. Just by replacing the floor. And it only costs $500.
I know there are a lot of great charities out there. I’ve created my own fundraiser for ARCHIVE Global’s High Fives Campaign because I believe that a child’s home should support his or her growth and development, not undermine it. Preventing childhood death is as simple as replacing dirt floors with concrete floors. I hope you will join me by giving whatever amount you can. It doesn’t take much.
For every $500 raised a family in Bangladesh will receive a new concrete floor and a solid foundation for a healthy future.
Thank you for your support and for helping give our children a healthy future!