I witnessed firsthand the difference a simple vaccine can have in a child’s life and wanted to create a way for people at home to easily donate to the cause.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 25, 2014
The United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign, which helps expand access to life-saving childhood vaccines globally, has partnered with Austin-based jewelry brand Bloom + Grace to raise awareness and funding for global vaccinations. For every piece of jewelry sold, Bloom + Grace will donate up to 12 life-saving vaccines to children in need. To commemorate the launch of the partnership, Bloom + Grace will match all customer purchases made online (http://www.bloomandgrace.com) during World Immunization Week (April 24-30).
“I was inspired to start Bloom + Grace after working in sub-Saharan Africa,” said founder Dani Lachowicz. “I witnessed firsthand the difference a simple vaccine can have in a child’s life and wanted to create a way for people at home to easily donate to the cause.”
1.5 million children die each year from vaccine preventable disease like measles and pneumonia. Founded in 2013, Bloom + Grace has already donated 5,000 life-saving vaccines through Shot@Life. With online purchases made during World Immunization week, customers have the ability to provide up to 24 children with life-saving vaccinations.
“We are so excited to partner with the socially conscious jewelry brand Bloom + Grace to raise awareness and funding for global childhood vaccines,” said Devi Thomas, Shot@Life Campaign Director. “The sad reality is every 20 seconds a child dies from a vaccine preventable disease. Through partners like Bloom + Grace, Americans have the opportunity to make a difference for a child in need.”
Bloom + Grace’s collection is inspired by Dani Lachowicz’s time in Africa. All pieces are handmade by artisans and designers in developing countries. The current collection contains a wide range of designs from colorful rope necklaces to wrap bracelets to semi-precious stone bibs. Each piece has a small silver tag identifying the number of children helped by the Bloom + Grace contribution to the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.
To learn more about Bloom + Grace, or make a purchase, visit http://www.bloomandgrace.com.
To learn more about Shot@Life visit http://www.shotatlife.org.
About Bloom + Grace
Bloom + Grace was founded in 2013. Inspired by her time in Africa, founder Dani Lachowicz created a unique line of jewelry for the socially conscious consumer. Each Bloom + Grace piece purchased is handmade by local artisans and designers in developing countries and provides life-saving vaccinations for children in developing countries through the United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life campaign.
Shot@Life, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, educates, connects and empowers Americans to help protect children in developing countries from vaccine-preventable diseases. By joining this movement, you can help save a child’s life every 20 seconds by learning about, advocating for and donating vaccines to children who need them most. Go to ShotAtLife.org to learn more.
About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN
Foundation builds and implements public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through campaigns and partnerships, the organization connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.