Thursday, December 9, 2010
Nothing Says "Happy Holidays" Like Sunscreen!
We are collecting sunscreen to donate to people with albinism in Tanzania, so if you were thinking of buying our family a gift, please consider a donation of sunscreen instead. We will collect local donations and send in one shipment, or if you aren't local, the direct shipping instructions are below.
THE GIFT OF SUNSCREEN CAN LITERALLY SAVE LIVES:
Skin cancer is the # 1 killer of persons with albinism (PWA) in Tanzania, most dying between the ages of 30 - 40. There are tens of thousands of PWA in Tanzania alone, and yet it is almost impossible to purchase a bottle of sunscreen there. Even if it could be found, the SPF is inadequate and the cost prohibitive for the average Tanzanian. UTSS is having difficulty keeping up with the need of our 300 plus ESF students, let alone the numerous PWA that regularly visit our office in Dar es Salaam.
SUNSCREEN LOTION SPECIFICATIONS:
- No aerosol containers can be shipped.
- A minimum SPF (sun protection factor) of 35 - higher is better
- All bottles must be new and unopened
- Please seal each bottle in a Ziploc bag before shipping
US mailing address:
Under The Same Sun
c/o Mike's Parcel Pickup
183 W. Stutsman Street
Pembina, ND 58271-4100
NOTE: Once goods arrive at either of the above addresses, they will be shipped via secure transport to the UTSS office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for distribution to people with albinism.
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