See Where the Good Goes
By abittersweet1 on July 31, 2010
There are so many great organizations out there that it is often hard to choose who to support. I believe if I can give a little to campaigns that are close to my heart such as St. Baldrick’s or Relay for Life- then I can help those organizations get one step closer to their goal. As we all know, a little bit goes a long way. Especially in other countries.
I know that we need to work on the problems in our own country before we try to help others, but on the other hand I feel like we are a global community. We are all human beings and therefore should help one another whenever we can. We share this earth with one another.
Save the Children and the Ad Council has a new national public service campaign titled “See Where the Good Goes” which uses an interactive website and social media strategies to raise awareness about the importance of local health workers in developing countries.
“Every 4 seconds a child survives thanks to the basic health care provided by local health workers. Frontline local health workers help children all over the world survive threats like newborn complications, pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, and malnutrition. But global estimates suggest we need 4.2 million more health workers in developing countries. Help one. Save many.“
“Meet local health workers and the children they help to survive. Each year, almost 9 million children in the developing world die of largely preventable and treatable illnesses before they reach the age of five – that equates to approximately 24,000 child deaths a day.
However, every 4 seconds a child survives thanks to the basic health care provided by local health workers.
Save the Children and the Ad Council are working together to mobilize citizen action in the U.S. to help local health workers save more children worldwide.
Help local health workers bring the good to the children who need it most. You are one step away from helping children around the world survive.”
Take a look at their website and find out if this is something that you would like to get involved with.
GoodGoes.org features a customized Google map application of the local health worker’s village, blog posts, video bios, and a menu of ways that you can get involved in this campaign to make a difference.
Consider adding your photo in support of the project to The Great Wall of Good Facebook application.
You can keep up with Good Goes in the following ways: