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Scrubba donate $15,000 to provide drinking water to a school in Bangladesh

by Ashley Newland |

Access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation saves lives in developing countries and can help education and the local economy.  The team at the Scrubba wash bag are pleased to announce that they have donated USD15,000 to charity: water. The donation will fund the plumbing of a school water system in Bangladesh that will provide clean water and vital hygiene and sanitation training to the students and 750 people in the neighboring area.

The team at the Scrubba wash bag would like to thank all our customers over the last 2 years and everyone who supported our recent social media campaign where we committed to donating $1 per new Facebook like and $20-$100 for photos and videos sent to us by our supporters.  The following are a handful of our supporters who sent in photos of themselves using the Scrubba wash bag:

     

"This donation of $15,000 will be first of many significant water projects that the Scrubba wash bag will support in the near future" said managing director and patent attorney Ash Newland. "The current project will take 18 months to complete and we will provide updates on the project as it moves forward.  At the end of the 18 months, we will be able to provide photos and GPS coordinates of the project". 

If you wish to support a similar project to this one or find out more about where our $15,000 donating is going, head to charity: water.

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A picture is worth more than 1000 words…

by Ashley Newland |

It’s worth safe drinking water for Khan and his school friends in Bangladesh!

The Scrubba wash bag team are donating up to $15,000 to charity: water to provide safe drinking water for up to 750 people in Bangladesh and you can help!

All you have to do is:

  1.     Take a photo of yourself using the Scrubba wash bag or holding it somewhere cool (maybe on your travels or somewhere near your home);
  2.     Post the photo on our Facebook page or send it to comps@thescrubba.com before June 26 2014 and we will donate $20 (that’s safe drinking water for one student)
  3.     Ask your friends to like the Scrubba wash bag Facebook page. For every new ‘like’, we will donate $1 towards the project.

 This is how easy it is to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to one child in need:

  

The project will provide an ongoing supply of clean and safe drinking water for around 750 people as well as training in water and sanitation hygiene. With 16% of people in Bangladesh lacking access to water and 42% lacking access to sanitation, this project will be vital to the school and nearby communities.

The Scrubba wash bag is the world's most portable washing machine and it has helped travelers all around the world travel lighter and cleaner.  It is the best way to wash clothes when camping, traveling or backpacking.  The Scrubba wash bag team are also committed to helping those in need, particularly those without access to one of the most basic human needs: clean drinking water and sanitation.

This campaign runs until 26 June 2014.  For each suitable photo received before this date, the Scrubba wash bag will donate $20.00 to charity: water towards this project.  For each new Facebook like (the campaign started at 19,849 likes), the Scrubba wash bag will donate $1.00.  By submitting a photo, the submitter confirms that they have the copyright to the photo and provides us with permission to use the photo on our website and social media. 

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Scrubba wash bag to donate up to $15,000 to water projects

by Ashley Newland |

From now until 26 June 2014, the team at the Scrubba wash bag will donate up to $15,000 to charity: water to build the infrastructure required to plumb a water system for a school in Bangladesh.  The project will provide an on-going supply of clean and safe drinking water for around 750 people as well as vital training in water and sanitation hygiene.

You can help us reach the target simply by liking us on Facebook and encouraging your friends to do the same.  For each new like (we are starting the campaign at 19,849 likes), the team at the Scrubba wash bag will donate $1.00 towards the project.

For the last 2 years, the Scrubba wash bag (aka the world's first pocket-sized washing machine) has helped travelers all around the world travel lighter and cleaner.  The Scrubba wash bag team are also committed to helping those in need, particularly those without access to one the most basic and vital human needs: clean drinking water and sanitation.

This donation of up to $15,000 is the first of many large donations we plan to make in the coming years”, managing director Ash Newland said. “We have selected charity: water for this donation as they offer a great level of transparency and reporting.  We think it is important that our supporters can see exactly what project they helped fund and in most cases even look up the location with GPS coordinates”.

The video below shows what difference access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities can make to children at school.  Clean drinking water and sanitation also saves lives and improves health, which are vital in countries such as Bangladesh where:

  • 16% of the population lack access to water
  • 42% of the population lack access to sanitation
  • 31.5% of the population live below poverty line

 

Help us reach our target, like us on Facebook and spread word about this campaign.

 

 

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Donation to the Philippines' Crisis

by Ashley Newland |

To assist in the humanitarian efforts in the wake of the massive destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Scrubba wash bag has donated $1000 to World Vision's Emergency and Preparedness Fund. With millions affected by this crisis, we hope our small donation will assist in the prompt delivery of aid to the affected regions.


Thanks to all our supporters and customers for allowing us to make this contribution.

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