I am out of the country at the moment and I am really missing all the Thanksgiving chaos/festivities. If I were in Los Angeles at the moment, there would be chaos in my kitchen. I have mixed feelings as this is the first time in almost 20 years I will not have a Thanksgiving meal. So Thanksgiving this year for me is about thinking of things that I am thankful for!
Top on the list is having kids that are healthy! Did you know that 190 million children worldwide under the age of 5 are suffering from Vitamin A deficiency? Vitamin A deficiency is a major underlying cause of child mortality and blindness. However one dose of Vitamin A every 6 months can reduce the mortality by 25% in the at risk population. The cost for Vitamin Angels to reach one child with Vitamin A for one year is $0.25.
Vitamins Angels a non-profit has launched its 100 Days of Giving campaign aimed at raising $500,000. The campaign which runs through January 1st, 2012 is aiming to raise $250,000 through public donations which will then be matched with sponsors for a total of 500,000. The goal is to save 2 million lives. Check out their video here.
(source: Vitamin Angels)
If you are looking for ways to make a difference or a cause to support this holiday season, please do keep Vitamin Angels in mind. With 38 days to go and only 70K raised so far they would love the boost to achieve their goal. Be an Angel this Holiday Season!
What are some of your favorite causes to support?