San Diego, CA, March 12, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- www.ContributeShopping.com, the shopping portal dedicated to helping people get clean water, today announced the official launch in the U.S.
Today, more than one out of six people in the world lack access to safe drinking water, namely 1.1 billion people, and more than two out of six lack adequate sanitation (Estimation for 2002, by the WHO/UNICEF JMP, 2004). 3900 children die every day from water borne diseases (WHO 2004).
By shopping at ContributeShopping.com, customers can be part of a unique opportunity to help make a difference through their everyday online purchases. Shopping at ContributeShopping.com is easy and there is no additional cost. ContributeShopping.com simply set up a connection for you to use the online stores' sites in the same way you would if you accessed their site directly. However, Contribute collect a commission from the retailer on your purchase, which then allows a contribution to charity to be made for every purchase.
Contribute, first launched in Sweden during 2009, is a brand developed to engage consumer power in the fight against water shortage in Africa.
To get involved, please visit www.contributeshopping.com and start shopping. When water projects are complete, Contribute will update the web page with photos and news from communities where wells have been built, and lives have been changed.
ContributeShopping was founded in Sweden during 2008 and was launched in USA, UK and Germany during 2010. The founders, Henrik Zander and Karl Wijkmark, are still employed within the company and continue to expand Contribute's activities around the world.