At Custom Sticker Makers, we’re passionate about spreading support for our community and that passion spreads to crises around the globe, so when we heard about what what going on in Flint, Michigan, we knew that it was time to take action. If you’re not aware of the crisis currently taking place in Flint, jump over to our Stand With Flint blog post to get a quick backstory on the events and lends perspective to the issue as a whole.
We’re connecting with organizations like the Flint Democracy Defense League and Water You Fighting For for the purpose of getting a better idea about how we can lend focuses support and outreach to the people of Flint. Also, by teaming up with Unify and Root Concepts, we’re 3x’ing our capability of raising funds and providing meaningful support to the real lives that have been affected in Flint.
Click on the links below to make your donation and get your sticker:
Annually, during the month of March, the world recognizes World Water Day as a day when we unite to discuss and bring awareness to water related issues that many countries and people deal with on a daily basis. It’s hard to fathom in the U.S. just how badly people around the globe struggle to find and collect clean and consistent supplies of water, but the facts don’t lie, and we’d like to share 5 of the 10 facts about water that the Thomson Reuters Foundation has published in order to bring awareness to the issues at hand.
5 FACTS ABOUT WATER
○ 663 million people don’t have access to safe drinkable water - that’s one in every nine people.
○ The average American uses 80-100 gallons of water a day, 10 times more water than the average person in a rural community in sub-Saharan Africa.
○ A one-minute shower with a conventional showerhead uses more water (at least 5 gallons) than most people in sub-Saharan Africa use in an entire day for basic drinking and hygiene purposes (average: 2-5 gallons).
○ According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 5 gallons of water is sufficient for very basic drinking, cooking, and hand washing needs in a developing country, but other common tasks that require larger volumes of water such as bathing or laundry are difficult to achieve with only 5 gallons.
○ In Africa and Asia, women and girls walk an average of 6km a day carrying water that weighs more than 40lbs. Imagine that. It’s equivalent to carrying two cases of soda, or a 40” flat screen television for more than 3.5 miles.
The facts are truly astounding, and with water being the world’s truly most precious resource, we should all care when some of us have to go to such great lengths to obtain it.
We hope you’ll join us in our cause as we reach out in the way that we can to apply solutions to those people who struggle to find clean water in abundance, and that you also have a heart for those who find hardship in their daily lives. We’re all in this together, and if you feel led to support the people of Flint, please, learn more about the Stand With Flint sticker campaign here.
Thanks for your continued support as we reach out to those in need!