Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 27, 2008
GAMMA Salt Cristals Ltd announces the first in a series of donations supporting charities and non-profit organizations throughout the world. Through The Angel’s Corner and sales of its recently created Angel Salt Lamp, our customers have so far helped us support hundreds of children and entrepreneurs in Pakistan, Togo and Paraguay.
Our first contribution, three micro-loans through Kiva (http://www.kiva.org/lender/GAMMASalt3136), is helping a man in Togo buy tools for his repair business, a woman in Togo to buy inventory for her shoe business, and a woman in Paraguay to buy more merchandise for her grocery store. As these loans are repaid over the coming year, the funds will be reloaned to others looking to start or expand their business, enabling them to lift themselves out of poverty.
Next we made a donation to Plan Canada, which will be used in a Birth Registration Program in Pakistan, where our factory is located. The goal of this project is to assist children without documentation in obtaining a birth certificate. Most significantly these documents provide children with easier access to essential social services such as education and health care. Also, by providing proof of age, it helps protect against child labor and child marriage and aids in defending against abuse and child trafficking. Our contribution will help provide documents for over 230 children.
Inspired by former President Bill Clinton’s book ‘Giving’ and Oprah Winfrey’s efforts to improve the lives of countless people around the globe, “I decided to use my name to give tribute to these Angels and use our company to spread a bit of goodness around the world. I would like to thank our customers for their support and assure you that we will continue to investigate other worthy projects around the world. This is only the beginning,” said Maria Angel, co-owner of Gamma Salt.
About GAMMA Salt
GAMMA Salt Cristals Ltd is a leading manufacturer and seller of salt crystal products mined from the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan. Its main products are a variety of Himalayan salt lamps and salt lamp diffusers. These beautiful and colorful lamps are ideal for Feng Shui and generate negative ions, which naturally cleans the air without creating harmful ozone like man-made ionizers. The company also offers natural bath salts, pure sea salt containing the same 84 trace minerals and elements as in the human body, as well as other natural salt products to retail and wholesale customers in the US and Canada.
GAMMA Salt Cristals Ltd
Washington, DC (Vocus) June 4, 2010
Major League Soccers (MLS) Real Salt Lake and the United Nations Foundations Nothing But Nets campaign are teaming up to raise awareness about malaria. As the winner of last years MLS Cup, the club will meet with President Obama on Friday, June 4. The club will host a workshop to engage D.C.-area children in the global fight against malariaa preventable and treatable disease that continues to kill nearly 1 million people each year.
Winning the MLS Cup was an incredible victory; we look forward to saying the same about malaria in 5 years, said Real Salt Lake defender Robbie Russell. To know that a child dies every 30 seconds from a preventable disease is hard to understand, but its easy to help. Were excited to be part of building the movement to end malaria.
MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccers community outreach initiative, has been connecting its teams, players, and fans to send nets and save lives through Nothing But Nets since 2007. Since 2006, hundreds of thousands of supporters have helped Nothing But Nets raise more than $ 30 million to send more than 3 million life-saving bed nets to Africa.
As part of a country-wide bus tour to spread the buzz about saving lives by ending malaria, the Nothing But Nets Buzz Tour is working with MLS teams across the country to host in-stadium events to raise awareness about malaria in the lead up to the 2010 World Cup, which will be played in Africa for the first timewhere 90 percent of malaria deaths occur.
Long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets are one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods of preventing the spread of the disease. The nets create a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of malaria transmissions occur. One bed net can protect a family of four, and lasts three to five years. A net costs just $ 10 to purchase, deliver, and educate the recipient on its proper use.
About Nothing But Nets
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Associations NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $ 10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit http://www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.
About MLS W.O.R.K.S.
MLS W.O.R.K.S. is Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues affecting young people and serves as a platform for League and club philanthropic programs. MLS W.O.R.K.S. seeks to establish Major League Soccer as a leader for improving the lives of people through sport. For more information visit the website at http://www.MLSsoccer.com/works
Negin Janati, United Nations Foundation, (202) 378-7858; njanati (at) unfoundation (dot) org
Sean Dennison, Major League Soccer, (917) 658-4159; sean.dennison (at) mlsnet (dot) com