The simple act of being able to wash your hands with soap and water is something we often take for granted yet, every year pneumonia and diarrhea kill 1.4 million children under the age of five. Handwashing with soap and water is among the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent these infectious diseases and has been called a "do-it-yourself vaccine" that can save lives. * And while the knowledge and access to facilities to support proper hand washing are readily available to many of us here in the United States, other countries and populations around the globe are not so fortunate.
Handzies is proud to be part of the Global Handwashing Partnership
, a group that works to save children's lives and improve health by promoting handwashing with soap and water. Each year the Global Handwashing Partnership sponsors Global Handwashing Day
on October 15th as a way to spread the word about handwshing, build and maintain hand washing facilities, and demonstrate the value of clean hands. Last year over 500 million people celebrated Global Handwashing Day.
Handzies joined The Global Handwashing Partnership in 2017, because we believe in their mission … that everyone should have access to something as simple, and as important, as washing hands with soap and water. This year, in support of Global Handwashing Day, Handzies will be donating 25% of all sales on October 15th
to the Global Handwashing Partnership, supporting their mission to improve health and save lives through better hygiene.
We hope you can join us to help support this great cause. To purchase Handzies
you can visit our website or go to our Amazon
page. We also encourage you to learn more about Global Handwashing Day
and The Global Handwashing Partnership
by visiting their sites.
*source: Global Handwashing Partnership
13 October, 2018