While providing access to clean drinking water in partnership with Compassion International is at the heart of what we do, the COVID-19 pandemic has redirected our efforts for 2020.   Typically, Compassion International serves more than 2 million children in 25 countries however because of the pandemic and consequent cancellation of 1,200 events, approximately 70,000 children remain unsponsored (i.e. looking for a sponsor).  These children and their families live hand to mouth, and with jobs lost because of the pandemic–there is no food.  A recent study from the United Nations Children Fund and others found that pandemic-related hunger could cause 10,000 child deaths every month.  This is unacceptable. In response to this crisis, all donations to Hydrex Philanthropic this year will go to ‘FILL THE STADIUM’, an initiative where we can stand in the gap by providing food, medical care, and support for 70,000 children – a stadium’s worth.

Every $500 (one stadium seat) will provide each child with one year of:
• Food for the entire family
• Hygiene kits
• Medical care
• Child protection
• Family support
• Emergency care
• Spiritual Guidance

Rather than spending money on “stuff” this season that will soon be used up, broken, or forgotten, please consider helping to save someone’s life. It would be an unforgettable Christmas gift for a child in need. Whether you purchase a wristband for $20, a Hydrex watch for $500, or make a tax-deductible donation, every dollar counts. This pledge drive ends on December 24, 2020 at midnight.

May God bless you for your consideration and generosity.

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