What a dynamic duo Purex and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are!
Before I get busy telling you how you can help, let me tell you about the wonderful things the Make-A-Wish foundation does. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatiening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family.
I can attest to this from personal experience. My son's family experienced the kindness and blessings of the Make-A-Wish foundation first hand. When Zach was about 9 years old, Make-A-Wish, with the help of its generous donors made Zach's dream of visiting Disney World come true. He along with his parents, and sister Ki'a were flown from Nebraska to Florida for a weeks worth of fun at Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios. A dream come true for another wonderful child.
Our grandson Zach was born with Cystic Fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease that affect the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the US (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:
- clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and
- obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
In 1950, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
I'm so grateful to be able to say that Zach just turned 13 on New Years eve and that he's thriving. He still has his battles, hospital visits, good days and bad days but he's a very active boy with a love of sports.
Purex wants help
To honor the millions of children whose clothes they help to keep bright and clean every year, the Purex brand is teaming up with Make-A-Wish to bring bright wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
How YOU can help
By purchasing Purex products you can be a hero too. Purex has come up with a way for you to donate without ever writing a check.
Purex brand will pay $.05 per bottle to Make-A-Wish for the first 4 million bottles of 75oz+ liquid detergent sold from February 1 - February 28, 2014 and will increase the payment to $.10 for every bottle above 4 million, with a minimum guarantee of $200,000 up to a maximum of $300,000.
Purex brand will pay $.08 per bottle to Make-A-Wish for the first 620,000 bottles Classic and Ultra Lines in Mountain Breeze and Sweet Lavender fabric softeners sold from February 1 - February 28, 2014, and will increase the payment to $.10 for every bottle above 620,000, with a minimum guarantee of $50,000 up to a maximum of $100,000.
Be sure to stock up on Purex Laundry Detergent during the month of February as every bottle helps in their effort to support this great cause. Learn more at www.purex.com/make-a-wish
We all need laundry detergent and it's the best and easiest opportunity you'll find to give back. By combining coupons you can get a really great deal now. Here's just one that I found this week.
To get you in the spirit of giving Purex wants to give Cotton Pickin Cute readers a chance to win a free bottle. All you have to do is follow the instruction below in the Giveaway Tools form. The giveaway ends on February 6th at 11:59pm EST. Two lucky winners will receive one FREE coupon each.