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The Power of One: Commenting for Social Good

This month, Shot@Life (a global campaign that provides life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries) has launched something spectacular: Blogust.

Every day throughout the month of August, Shot@Life will feature a post on why comments matter and how they build community and work to promote social good. An anonymous donor has generously agreed to donate $20 per comment.  That $20 is enough money to provide four life-saving vaccines to one child and vaccinate him or her for life.

One in five children do not have access to life-saving vaccines. Shot@Life is working to change that number by reaching that fifth child.
Photo Credit: UN Foundation

Since the launch of Blogust, fellow Shot@Life Champions including myself have done everything possible to spread the word through social media and get more people to comment. So far, it has worked in unimaginable ways and has been an unbelievable success. Over the weekend, we reached our first 1,500 comments meaning 1,500 children who would otherwise not receive these life-saving vaccines will get them. We have raised $30,000 reaching the initial donation commitment from our donor and we are only on Day 5 of the campaign!!!

Today news was launched that Shot@Life Global Advocate, word-renowned photographer Anne Geddes has agreed to keep the donations rolling.  Anne has launched a Crowdrise fundraiser to help solicit donations for all Blogust comments, an amazingly gracious gift of advocacy.

To see Anne Geddes page for the Blog Relay for Children’s Lives with Shot@Life/UN Foundation and make a donation, click here.

My daughter is going to Kindergarten this month. Shouldn’t more children get the Shot@Life they deserve and reach this critical milestone so coveted by parents around the world?

Now we need your help spreading the word to comment and help provide each child with the Shot@Life they deserve.

One child dies every 20 seconds from a vaccine-preventable death.

Together, let’s change that and give every child a chance for a better future!  To check out and comment on Shot@Life Blogust, click here.

Please spread the word and share via Social Media. Together we can change the world. 

 

12 comments

  1. Reblogged this on The Daily Advocate By Painspeaks and commented:
    “This month, Shot@Life (a global campaign that provides life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries) has launched something spectacular: Blogust.
    Every day throughout the month of August, Shot@Life will feature a post on why comments matter and how they build community and work to promote social good. An anonymous donor has generously agreed to donate $20 per comment. That $20 is enough money to provide four life-saving vaccines to one child and vaccinate him or her for life.”

    Together we can change the world!

    • Thank you so much for helping spread the word and reblogging my post! I truly appreciate it! Wow, the power of social media and advocacy is amazing. 🙂 nicole

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