Raise your hand if you’re afraid of needles.
For many of us, vaccination season can be a bit scary. But, for many, the reality of a life without vaccinations is far more daunting. Without vaccinations, people are at risk of epidemics that can have disastrous, and lasting, effects on their communities.
Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Medical care has advanced drastically over the years, especially with the introduction of preventative vaccines. Polio, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, tuberculosis and the measles, can have disastrous effects on communities. That’s why we work with communities to provide them with vaccines for each of these diseases.
When communities are vaccinated from these diseases, their children are healthier. When their children are healthier, they are more likely to go to school. When children progress through their schooling and graduate, they are more likely to become contributing citizens.
So, as you can see… a vaccination can make a world of difference.
But to make this difference, we need your help.
This Christmas, buy a Gift that Counts pin for $10 online or in-store. Not only do these pins LOOK awesome, they help us make a pretty awesome difference in the lives of children in Southern Uganda.
Each of these pins can provide a vaccination to a child in Southern Uganda; the security of a vaccination can be absolutely life changing.
We want to help keep kids healthy so that they can receive the quality education they deserve.