Christy Turlington Burns, ONE member and founder of Every Mother Counts, shares a resourceful way you can help the world's poorest today.
When was the last time your cell phone saved your life?
In the world's poorest countries, this happens every day. Cell phones help mothers get the medicine they need, babies receive life-saving vaccines and families stay healthy and strong.
As a ONE member and founder of Every Mother Counts, the advocacy and mobilization campaign I started to increase education and support for maternal mortality reduction globally, I've seen these programs in action and they work.
That's why I'm working ONE Campus Challenge to launch their second challenge of the semester -- a cell phone drive in partnership with Hope Phones. Every phone collected from ONE and Every Mother Counts will benefit antenatal care (ANC) programs and ensure safe deliveries of babies in Coastal Kenya. But you don't have to be a student to help -- which is why we're extending the opportunity to help to ONE members across the nation.
Have a phone (or two) to donate? Click here to download a shipping label, and just drop it in the mail! We'll keep track of how many phones ONE members donate from around the country and report back to you at the end of the month. We set a goal of 35,000 phones -- so we need every ONE member to chip in. Think we can do it?
Like Every Mother Counts, the challenge provides a solution to preventable deaths. I'm excited to get started!
P.S. Have questions about any of the above? Email us!
To learn more, visit Every Mother Counts' Facebook page here.
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