One ATTA Time Non-Profit Spotlight

One ATTA Time Non-Profit Spotlight

Dirty water is the culprit behind the diseases that kill more people every year than all forms of violence put together, including war.

What’s more disheartening is that 43 percent of those deaths are children under the age of five.

One child dies every two minutes from drinking contaminated water—that’s nearly 900 children lost daily to something completely preventable— and one of the many reasons why One ATTA Time strives to increase global distribution of their life-changing water filter kits.

But they need your help.

There are 800 million people in the world that live without access to clean drinking water.

One ATTA Time’s solution empowers local leaders with education and water filters, who are then in charge of delivering kits throughout their communities.

Each filter removes 100 percent of the harmful contaminants (such as bacteria, protozoa, and cysts) that cause water-borne illnesses.

The filters last 30-40 years and produce 1 million gallons of water in a lifetime.

This means that just one purification system from One ATTA Time provides an entire generation within a community with continuous access to clean water!

Healing and hope for communities around the world.

It started with one child. Following an eye-opening trip in August of 2013 to visit Bryan, his sponsored child in El Salvador, Sean Kappauf felt inspired to do more. 

As he spent time with Bryan and his mother, he learned that it was common for children in Bryan’s community to have intestinal worms due to unsanitary drinking water.

After his visit, Sean returned home motivated to enact positive change.

In February of 2014, he brought back a team to El Salvador to train young local leaders on how to maintain and distribute 50 water filtration devices to homes in need.

The trip was successful: The children’s health improved and entire communities thrived.

Sean then decided that his leadership training and providing water filters to areas in need could have a lasting impact worldwide, sparking the birth of One ATTA Time in 2014.

The California-based non-profit now travels the globe, distributing water filter kits to families residing in places like Mexico, Costa Rica, and Kenya.” We work in Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Vietnam, Uganda, and do disaster relief work in the United States.

To date, One ATTA Time has distributed 10,000 water filters across 7 countries

And now they have new goals to meet.

No one should have to suffer or die from a preventable disease.

People getting water from One ATTA Time Drinking Water

It might be difficult to believe, but one of the most preventable and easily treatable diseases, diarrhea, is also one of the leading causes of death nationwide. One ATTA Time has ongoing projects in seven locations to decrease this threat and hopes to meet the following goals for 2019:

  • El Salvador: provide 500 filters to rural and coastal communities affected by the 90 percent of contaminated surface water bodies that cover the country, which helps fight.
  • Uganda: provide 1,000 filters to locals in South Uganda to reduce sickness related to the 75 percent of diseases linked to unclean waters and unsanitary living conditions.
  • Colombia: provide 1,500 filters to areas in the northern and southeast parts of the country; nearly one in four people do not have clean water to drink in these rural areas.
  • Vietnam: provide 2,000 filters to more people living in rural communities, who face one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in East Asia.

Safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, and proper hygiene play a significant role in averting preventable diseases (and subsequent issues like dehydration, high infant- and child mortality rates, and intestinal parasites) from occurring in the first place.

Clean water for small villages at pennies a day.

One ATTA Time outfits communities with made-in-the-USA, EPA-tested and approved Sawyer water filters, which provide the fastest, easiest, and most cost-efficient way to produce pure potable water at the highest filtration rates.

Just one filtration system supplies small villages with clean water for only a few cents a day.

ATTA kits include everything needed to transform any sanitary, plastic bucket or container into a filtration system. You don’t have to dig wells, use sand filters, or rely on purification chemicals.

No need for batteries or plugging into an outlet; gravity is the only external force required.   

Long-lasting and self-sustainable, easy maintenance also extends the life expectancy of filters. Kits come with a syringe that flushes and unclogs the system when needed.

Natural disaster relief that’s better for the environment.

One ATTA Time’s efforts empower global communities lacking clean water sources but also reduces the need to ship bottled water to areas affected by natural catastrophes.

One ATTA Time’s latest partnership provides the residents of Paradise, California with safe, decontaminated water sources following the aftermath of the state’s deadliest wildfire.

The non-profit has also provided access to clean water in response to:

  • Hurricane Harvey in Texas
  • Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
  • Flooded, rural parts of Kauai, Hawaii’s North Shore

In addition to providing a continuous supply of purified water for drinking, the bucket system also generates water for bathing, cleaning, cooking, watering plants, and many other everyday tasks.

Save a community with your donation.

How to Donate to One ATTA Time

Your contribution through Giving Assistant provides communities in need with access to one of life’s basic necessities: clean water. Your generosity will last for decades to come.

To learn how to donate a portion or all of your cash back to One ATTA Time, visit their fundraising page here.

One ATTA Time can receive your thoughtful gesture when you select the organization in the “Giving” tab of your account settings.

Not a member yet? Sign up here to start supporting One ATTA Time as you shop online.

Avoid Last-Minute Shopping: Where to Find Back to School Sales

Avoid Last-Minute Shopping: Where to Find Back to School Sales

Glue sticks. Crayons. Scientific calculator. New sneakers.

There’s always something kids need for the first day of school, which is right around the corner.

Whether it’s shopping for scissors or dorm furniture, waiting until the last minute is a headache you can easily avoid.

Set your students up for success by staying ahead of the game, sidestepping the shopping rush, and taking advantage of the following back-to-school deals:

Save Up to 30% Off Select Bedding and Bath at The Home Depot

Help a college student make a dorm room or off-campus apartment a home!

It’s much easier to embrace a transition to campus life when surrounded by fresh linens, bedding sets, and bath essentials that evoke comfort and warmth.

And now you can do it for less!

Save up to 30% off select bedding and bath at The Home Depot.

A snapshot of sale items include:

  • Down comforter sets, bedspreads, and reversible quilts—especially ideal for West Coast natives attending school in colder climates
  • Memory foam- and cooling gel pillows, for a more rejuvenating night’s sleep
  • Bathrobes, bath wraps, and plush cotton towel sets
  • Cotton pajama sets and sleepwear
  • Pillowcases and bed sheets: cotton, fleece, bamboo, satin, jersey knit, and Egyptian cotton

Shopping tip: Keep an eye out for free delivery offers to save even more.

For other deals check out the current homedepot.com online codes page.

Shop New Lines Added to Marks & Spencer Last Chance Sale

Make that first-day-of-school impression count!

There isn’t much time left to save up to 70% off select items, and new lines added to Marks & Spencer Last Chance Sale.

With over 1,330 stores worldwide, this leading retailer in the UK outfits closets with British style and fashion, sending kids off to school in super-chic style.

With more options available, you’re sure to find special buys for the entire family and home, including the following back-to-school essentials:

  • Themed T-shirts featuring Minecraft, palm trees, stripes, and animal characters
  • Jeans, from super skinny fit to stretch
  • Girls’ dresses in skater, tropical print, stretch, and denim styles
  • Toddler threads for less: jersey rompers, cotton striped shirts, and bodysuits
  • Sports bras for gym class, and other discounted undergarments
  • Leather school shoes, some made with shoestrings, buckles, and Velcro straps

Save on shipping: Free delivery on orders over $50 + free returns.

Save even more money! Get free shipping on orders over $35, or ship items for free to a nearby Walgreens and pick up at your earliest convenience.

For other deals check out the current marksandspencer.com online codes page.

Go Back Big with Summer Clearance at Walmart.com

Shop smart for the school year and take advantage of huge savings at the Walmart.com summer clearance blowout.

You’ll find plenty of sale prices and discounts on school supplies and fashion that stylishly celebrates the first day of school.

Save big on backpacks. Grab locker accessories for less. Go arts and crafts crazy!

The following offers are too hot to handle:

  • Save up to 60% off back-to-school fashion and school uniforms—dress for success with ruffle dresses, patchwork denim jackets, and jersey polos.
  • Rollbacks on dorm room essentials, from digital microwaves and mini-fridges to wrinkle-resistant sheet sets.
  • Get tech-ready with 50% select laptops and desktop computers, Chromebooks, Apple iPads, and printers (Canon, Epson, and HP, oh my)!
  • Super-low prices on school supplies— snag a calculator for as low as $5—and stock up on notebooks, pens, pencils, tape, and glue for the rest of the year.

Get it tomorrow: Spend over $35 on NextDay-eligible items only and enjoy free next-day shipping.

For other deals check out the current walmart.com online codes page.

Enjoy Fast, Free Shipping at Zoro.com

An estimated 91% of teachers in the U.S. spend hundreds of dollars a year of their own money on classroom supplies—making fast, free shipping on orders over $50 at Zoro.com an excellent bargain—not just for educators but for anyone purchasing back-to-school essentials in bulk.

Use the site to build up a super-stash of office supplies from leading brands such as Sharpie, Bic, Expo, Zebra, and Mr. Sketch; there’s no such thing as teachers having too many markers, fluorescent highlighters, dry erase boards, staplers, ballpoint pens, and pencils on hand.

Zoro.com also sells breakroom supplies.

So when it’s your turn to replenish your workplace’s supply of everyday must-haves, keep in mind that large orders of napkins, plastic cutlery, disposable hot and cold cups, single-serve coffee pods and 30-ounce canisters of ground java all ship for free.

For other deals check out the current zoro.com online codes page.

Save 20% on Child Care at Care.com

Summer vacation is over; now what?!

It’s not too late to get ready for the new school year.

Get the help you need for pick-ups and drop-offs, after-school activities, and ever-changing schedules as the first day of school approaches.

Take advantage of this offer to find the child care that fits your needs—save 20% off a premium Care.com membership from the world’s largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care.

Care.com helps connect families to caregivers such as:

  • Nannies and babysitters with diverse experience and expertise, including child psychology majors, preschool teachers, bilingual speakers, and pediatric therapy aides.
  • Caregivers with special needs experience in ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, diabetes, and other conditions.
  • Tutors for test prep and lessons in subjects like English, math, science, musical instruments, and driving.

The Premium membership unlocks greater access to Care.com features, allowing you to:

  • View caregivers’ full profiles and reviews.
  • Send messages to any caregiver.
  • Book a caregiver from his or her profile for a phone interview, an in-person interview, or a job.
  • Access to view and run background checks

For other deals check out the current care.com online codes page.

Shop More Back-to-School Sales

As we get closer to the first day of school, expect more Back to School discounts and sales to pop up.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any future sales and discounts; download the Giving Assistant button to keep up with the latest back-to-school deals.

Grocery Store Wars: The Organic Rebellion Film

Grocery Store Wars: The Organic Rebellion Film

Find out about Grocery Store Wars, a memorable 2005 parody video that was created by the Organic Trade Association to help promote organic food to consumers.

Official Movie

You can watch the full Grocery Store Wars movie online for free.

Click the official video above, which was uploaded to Youtube, to see this classic Star Wars parody film in full for yourself.

Grocery Store Wars Movie Release Date

The short comedy spoof film was released on 10 May 2005 just before the May 19 2005 debut of “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” movie.

About Why It Was Made

Store Wars (a.k.a. “Grocery Store Wars”) was a short entertaining spoof film made for the web by Free Range Studios for the Organic Trade Association.

The film message is designed to help educate consumers about the benefits of choosing to buy and eat organic produce. It is meant to share this message in a light-hearted way to help people think about their vegetable and fruit buying choices in their local grocery store.

The movie achieved its goal of viral marketing on the internet sending millions of visits to watch the film on the website and on Youtube.

Who Made the Movie

The 5 minute movie idea was the brainchild of Free Range Studios, makers of the 2003 smash hit The Meatrix (www.themeatrix.com).

The three people from Free Range Graphics credited with the writing credits for the production of the film are:

  1. Tate Hausman
  2. Louis Fox
  3. Jonah Sachs

Filming Location

The grocery store wars film was said to be filmed at a location in Berkley, CA according to IMDB.

Movie Plot

Cuke Skywalker takes on Darth Tader in this supermarket-based parody to show you the “Dark Side of the Farm”.

The opening scene starts with you watching Obi-Wan Cannoli asking Cuke Skywalker to help rescue Princess Lettuce from Darth Tater on the Dark Side of the farm.

Movie Characters

  • Luke Skywalker: is known as Cuke Skywalker (Cucumber)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: is known as Obi-Wan Cannoli (Piece of Cannoli)
  • Princess Leia: is known as Princess Lettuce (Head of lettuce)
  • Han Solo: is known as Ham Solo (Slab of ham)
  • Chewbaccaa: is known as Chewbroccoli (Piece of broccoli)
  • C-3PO: is known as C-3 Peanuts (Jar of peanuts)
  • R2-D2: is known as Tofu D2 (Slab of tofu)
  • Darth Vader: is known as Darth Tater (Potato)
  • Anakin Skywalker: is known as Organican Skywalker (Mentioned)
  • Stormtroopers: is known as (Eggtroopers (Eggs)
  • Yoda: is known as Yogurt (cup of Yogurt)
  • Qui-Gon Jinn: is known as Quiche-Gon Jinn (Slice of quiche)
  • Emperor Palpatine: is known as Emperor Pulpatine (Carton of orange juice)
  • Jar Jar Binks: is known as Jar Jar Mayo (Jar of mayonnaise)

Official Movie Poster

Grocery Store Wars movie poster

Summary

This spoof film will bring back memories for some and is always fun to watch again.

The message about choosing good organic food, from 2005, is still valid today.

Non-profits are still involved in helping to promote the benefits of buying and eating organic produce when you shop at grocery stores.

5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home Décor | Save Up to 25% on Select Furniture

5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home Décor | Save Up to 25% on Select Furniture

Home décor a little on the stale side?

If you’re looking to refresh the look, feel, and function of a room, there’s no need to dive into a complete renovation. Instead, breathe life into your surroundings with updated furnishings from The Home Depot, where you can save up to 25% off select furniture for the following ideas:

home depot fireplace tv stand1. Add Warmth to Your Bedroom…Literally

You don’t need a real wood-burning hearth to enjoy the kind of warmth, illumination, and visual appeal that fireplaces provide. The Home Depot is well-stocked with an impressive assortment of freestanding-, corner-, and wall-mounted electric fireplaces.

In the market for a unique entertainment center?

Opt for an electric fireplace media console, like the best-selling Chastain Electric Fireplace TV Stand with Sliding Barn Door, which accommodates most flat-screens up to 80 inches.

home depot yellow accent chair2. Use Bold Colors to Liven Up Your Living Room

Modernize and revive personal spaces by adding dramatic pops of colors to a room. An excellent place to start is with the following eye candy from the MODWAY furniture collection:

 

  • The Remark Sunny Upholstered Armchair features a Mid-Century modern style and brightens a living room with its spirited shade of yellow.
  • The Light Green Volt Ottoman doubles as a footrest and storage; its eye-catching shade of faux leather upholstery adds an energizing element to a room.

Not ready to take a walk on the “bold” side? Shop Bohemian, Art Deco, Coastal, Mediterranean,
and Rustic styles for new living room furniture that’s less flashy.

home depot kitchen cart3. Increase Space and Productivity with a Kitchen Cart

Portable carts and islands are more than just stylish countertops on wheels. You can use a kitchen cart to maximize your options for meal prep and storage in the following ways:

 

  • Keep utensils and frequently-used ingredients handy
  • Store pots, pans, mixing bowls, and other cookware
  • Arrange your favorite cookbooks
  • Display your dinnerware, placemats, and silverware
  • Chop vegetables and prep other items in another room

As you shop, note specific features you’d like to have in a kitchen cart. For example, it could have multiple drawers, a towel bar, spice racks, storage hooks, and adjustable shelves.

Need something a little more substantial?

The highly-rated Home Styles Create-a-Cart White Kitchen Cart holds its own with a natural wood top, four utility drawers, two cabinet doors, a spice rack, and a paper towel holder.

home depot reclining chair4. Don’t Be Afraid to Elevate Workspaces with Home Office Splurges

There’s nothing wrong with merging practical furniture pieces and indulgent sources of relaxation to create a home office environment you really look forward to spending time in.

A sleek white desk, like the Oxford Writing Desk, is a stylish piece of furniture that opens up confined spaces and makes rooms appear more spacious.

Ultra-plush chairs such as the Acme Furniture Fabric Recliner with Power Lift and Massage calms the body and mind. Designate one as your “comfy place” to think, read, and daydream.

File cabinets and bookcases help declutter your workspace and prevent time-wasting searches for misplaced information and paperwork.

All work and no play: not here! The Techni Sport Ergonomic High Back Racer Style Video Gaming Chair provides quality lumbar support, an adjustable headrest, and a memory foam seat that accommodates over 18 straight hours of gameplay or the daily grind.

home depot treehouse 5. Spark Imaginations with a Magical “Big Kid” Bed

Toddlers need love, too! Shop this sale, and you’ll find dazzling discounts on twin beds, transitional loft beds, and bunk beds for your growing tot, including the following finds:

  • The Tree House II Weathered White and Washed Gray Twin Bed promotes creativity and sweet dreams with a classic house structure, a canopy-roof design, and open window frames.
  • The Taban Red/Silver and Black PU Twin Bed revs up bedtime with a race car-inspired frame and oversized plastic wheels. Mattress not included.

Got triplets? Save space and money with the Acme Furniture Cairo Gunmetal Triple Bunk Bed; it comes outfitted with easy-access guardrails and two built-in ladders. Available in twin and full sizes, choose from the following finishes: sandy black, white, silver, and gunmetal.

Also be on the lookout for other kids’ and baby furniture on sale: fabric toy organizers, chests, cube storage, dressers, plastic picnic tables, and changing tables.

Year-Round Savings at The Home Depot

Don’t miss out on the next opportunity to refresh your residence with special buys from The Home Depot. Download our Giving Assistant button; we’ll let you know when new sales arise.

 

2019 Best Black Friday in July Deals

2019 Best Black Friday in July Deals

The day after Thanksgiving isn’t the only time of the year when stores slash their prices and offer deep online Black Friday discounts to savvy shoppers.

Retailers promote “Black Friday in July” as a way to attract customers and boost their revenue during a slower shopping season. 

The best part? You don’t have to stand in line or brave wild crowds to access these mid-year Black Friday in July deals.

If you’re lucky you can pick up an early Black Friday gift for a loved one too!

Ready to shop?

Let’s start by browsing some of the season’s hottest offers:

Save Up to 60% Off Clothing and Accessories at Reiss

Attention sophisticated shoppers! Shop Reiss’ summer sale now! The UK-based, fashion brand is slashing up to 60% off apparel and accessories until 7/18.

Seize the season by adding the following trends to your closet:

  • Maxi dresses featuring plunging necklines, pleats, floral prints, or one-shoulder styles
  • Blazers paired with tailored shorts for the ladies and velvet blazers for men
  • Suede and leather slip-on mules
  • Satin shorts and midi skirts with split hems
  • Textured, athleisure-style jersey shorts for the fellas

Reiss’ fashion-forward, fanny pack dubbed the “bum bag” is perfect for carrying everyday essentials, and is available in black leather or grey snakeskin and leather.

Other women’s accessories on sale include skinny belts, leather bucket totes, and classy crossbody bags.

Silk pocket squares, ties, ribbed socks, and cufflinks are just some of the accessories to look out for in the men’s department.

Free shipping on orders over $200 and free returns sweeten the deal. 

Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off Select Health & Wellness Products at Walgreens

Bring it on summer! You have people to see and places to go. There’s vacation fun, family reunions, camps, and outdoor adventures to enjoy.  

But are you prepared?

Stay ahead of the game and save big bucks on all of your year-round and seasonal must-haves at Walgreens, where you can buy one, get one 50% off Walgreens-branded health and wellness products.

That’s half-off the price of Walgreen’s vitamins, supplements, feminine care, antacid tablets, sleep aids, contact lens solution, and plenty of other bathroom cabinet essentials.  

Good news: you’ll also save on the products that’ll help you survive the summer!

  • Allergy medication: Stock up now on 24-hour allergy tablets, quick-release gelcaps, eye drops, and nasal sprays to prevent runny noses, watery eyes, and sinus pressure from ruining all the fun.
  • First aid supplies: Treat scrapes, cuts, bumps, and bruises with alcohol swabs, gauze pads, antibacterial ointments, and adhesive bandages.
  • Skin care: Stay fresh-faced with gentle cleansers, acne treatments, pore strips, and exfoliation scrubs.
  • Sun care: Protect yourself with sunscreen and use aloe vera gel to treat sunburns.
  • Pain relief: Work hard, play harder! Stockpile ibuprofen, aspirin, heat therapy patches, creams, and rubs that neutralize headaches, achy joints, and sore muscles.

You can also mix and match products; the 50% discount applies to the lowest-priced items.

 Save even more money! Get free shipping on orders over $35, or ship items for free to a nearby Walgreens and pick up at your earliest convenience.

Take Up to 85% off Clearance Items at Century 21 Stores

Shop the Century 21 semi-annual clearance event and save up to 85% off shoes, handbags, accessories, home goods, and clothing for men, women, and kids. The NYC-based retailer sells designer brands at reasonable prices and boasts an inventory that includes Versace, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, and Mui Mui.

You can score a nearly $8,000 Dolce & Gabbana cocktail dress for less than $1,000. And in the same breath, pay no more than $10 for OshKosh B’gosh, Reebok, and Isotoner.  

Other brand standouts include: 

  • Yeezy suede combat boots
  • BCBGeneration ankle strap leather sandals    
  • Calvin Klein silk ties
  • Kate Spade’s ruffled hem trench coat
  • Levi’s retro coaches jacket

Thinking of adding a bit of sparkle and shine to your sanctuary? Stocked with plenty of affordable home décor brands, let Century 21 Stores help!

Greet guests in style with the eye-catching, lace-inspired scalloped trim of the Uma Scalloped Wall Mirror. Dress a dining room table with Godinger crystal napkin rings. Show off snapshots of loved ones with gemstone-dotted picture frames—some of which cost less than $5.

Check the clearance prices for yourself! But don’t delay, the sale ends 7/21.

Buy more, save more: Score free shipping on orders over $75. 

Discounts and Sales All Year Round

If you haven’t already, download the Giving Assistant button and be the first to know when shops and brands offer new deals and discounts beyond the usual Black Friday sales.