A while ago I attended a Milton product launch. I learnt quite a bit about sterilisation that day, and you can read all about it here. I followed up that post with another giveaway. All in all I gave away six sterilisers.
So why am I bringing up Milton again? Well, at the launch, one of the press mentioned that Milton could get involved in the community in education them about sterilisation, much like Dettol has done in the way of healthy sanitization education in schools. I’m glad this was taken seriously because Milton has now decided to donate 1000 of those dummy sterilisers to those in need.
There definitely is a need because in 2012, the same year that my son was born, intestinal diseases were the leading cause of death in babies. That is pretty scary, in this day and age.
To get involved, it is dead easy, and you don’t even have to fork out any money. All you have to do is help choose who gets those dummy sterilser packs.
1) Go to their website, www.milton.com
2) Click on the “Milton Cares initiative” link
3) Choose your charity or nominate your own.
I had a look at the list of charities and have reproduced them here. If there are any that you feel need the support, you can make a difference to them.
Abraham Kriel Childcare
A Place Called Home Foundation
Baby Therapy Centre
Barnswallows Baby Shelter
Canaan Care Centres
Ditshego House of Laughter
Door of Hope
Give a Child a Family
Happy Family Care Centre
Help the Children Fund
Hope Harbour Babies Home
Kusile Community Centre
Little Fighters Cancer Trust
SOS Children’s Village
The Seedlings Project
Ubahle Helping Association
I have heard of two of these. I actually have visited a SOS Children’s Village in PE long ago when I was a child. Our youth group played with the kids. They have orphans grouped around a live in “mom” to those kids.
I have also heard about Door of Hope. This is a place for abandoned babies and they have three homes in Johannesburg. I remember when I was going through infertility a friend of mine who has visited them gave me a brochure on this place. The best of intentions, I know, but it was hard to take at the time! However I think they are a great place to support.
I’m sure you have your own favourites, or perhaps know of a place in need. Milton will update you on the results of your choice. You can also click on the right to get more information on each place.
Have a look and see here.