Fresh from a successful run on the US TV show Dancing with the Stars, comedic actress and host Niecy Nash is partnering with Clorox Toilet Products to kick-start a donation drive for the World Toilet Organization by distributing free subway tickets to Flushing, NY commuters, helping bring attention to those with access to “flushing”.
On June 23, 3010, for every commuter ticket Nash and the street team hands out, Clorox will contribute a like for like subway fare donation to the WTO, estimating it will provide more than 10,000 free rides totaling a donation of $22,500.
Americans outside of the NYC-area can get involved by visiting OdetoTheCommode.com on Facebook to flush the Clorox virtual toilet, which will raise another $1 per flush for the WTO.
All the money will go to helping the nearly 40 percent of the world without access to sanitation, and make toilets affordable in parts of the world where toilets can cost nearly seven months salary.
From 7-10am, the Clorox street team will be handing out free subway passes at Flushing Station. Then at 10.30am, Niecy Nash and WTO Founder Jack Sim will hand out tickets in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall.
There will also a Live Video Chat with Niecy Nash from 12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time on June 24, 2010 at http://www.odetothecommode.com/
The World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non- profit organization committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide. Founded in 2001, it now has 235 member organizations in 58 countries.
Source: Looking to the Stars, 21 Jun 2010