San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2010
Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, today announces a new fiscal sponsor partnership with World Toilet Organization (WTO), a Singapore-based nonprofit that promotes health and sanitation for all people across the globe.
UNICEF estimates a staggering 2.6 billion people in the world lack access to proper sanitation. Diarrhea, linked with open defecation, kills at least 5,000 children every day. WTO, founded in 2001, seeks to address this problem by advocating for access to affordable toilets using a market-based approach.
“It is easy to forget that there are still people who struggle to purchase a toilet, a basic household item that can dramatically improve sanitation,” said Ray Klinke, Give2Asia’s Interim CEO. “WTO’s work will advance efforts across the region and develop sustainable programs to reduce deaths related to poor sanitation.”
Give2Asia’s Fiscal Sponsorship helps approved Asia-based charitable groups like WTO establish a U.S. presence, provides professional donor stewardship, and makes possible tax-deductible support for Asia-based groups. Give2Asia currently provides fiscal sponsorship to over 100 charitable institutions across the Asia-Pacific region.
U.S. donors can make tax-deductible donations online to Give2Asia in support of World Toilet Organization at http://www.give2asia.org/wto, or by sending donations to “Give2Asia” by check, wire, or securities transfer.
The World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non- profit organization committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide. Acting as the global voice for sanitation, WTO is continuously in search of long-term solutions, not short-term fixes, by looking for sustainable solutions and by empowering people to help themselves. Its mission is two-fold: to advocate for and facilitate design solutions that enable access and ownership to sanitation solutions for all (with particular emphasis on the poor) and to advocate for gender mainstreaming and the highest standards of hygiene in the design and construction of public toilets. WTO is also the founder of the World Toilet Day and the World Toilet Summit.
Give2Asia combines exceptional stewardship with comprehensive, on-the-ground knowledge to promote actions benefiting Asian communities. Founded by The Asia Foundation, with more than 50 years of grant-making experience in the Asia-Pacific region, Give2Asia helps overcome the common challenges associated with giving overseas and has made possible more than US$150 million in giving since its inception in 2001.
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