● By Rick McGarry
Over 320 million Africans lack access to clean, safe water. Blood:Water Mission encourages kids to build a Lemon:Aid stand and quench the thirst of their neighbors as well as people half-way around the world.
Order a LEMON:AID Campaign Kit for just $10 and receive tools like posters, temporary tattoos and balloons, to help plan the best Lemon:Aid stand ever.
In Africa many kids don't attend school or play with their friends. They spend their day walking in order to bring water to their families. Money from lemonade stands can help communities build things like wells, water filters, and rain tanks.
Founded by multi-platinum GRAMMY® Award winning band, Jars of Clay, Blood:Water Mission began in 2005 as a call to personalize the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. After funding a late stage AIDS hospice and discovering the vital link between living with HIV/AIDS and the need for clean, safe water, Blood:Water launched nation-wide effort to provide clean water and sanitation to 1000 communities in sub-Saharan Africa based on the equation that $1 provides one African with clean water for an entire year.
For interesting water facts, please go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/63978733@N08/show/
For more information on Blood:Water Mission and the Lemon:Aid campaign, visit http://www.bloodwatermission.com/take-action/lemonaid.php
Livingston Parent Journal is very interested in promoting and sponsoring Lemon:Aid stands all over the county throughout the summer. Email rick@livingstonparentjournal and get your Lemon:Aid campaign kit for free.