Many parents can make a quick phone call to the doctor if they have a sick child.
However, 1 in 5 children in the U.S. live in poverty and millions of children don’t have access to regular check-ups and timely health care visits when sick. Without access to essential health care, many children go without treatment for common ailments, like asthma or cavities, which can lead to bigger problems if left untreated.
Children’s Health Fund (CHF), a non-profit organization committed to providing health care to the nation’s most medically underserved children and their families, teamed up with Clorox to launch Connect Kids to Care.
As part of Clorox’s commitment to preventive health for families, the company is donating half a million dollars to CHF to help support CHF’s goal of providing half a million health care visits to disadvantaged children across the country, over the next two years.
In addition, Clorox hopes to get others involved and is donating $1.00 for each new ‘fan’ on the Clorox Facebook page, up to $100,000 (from April 2010 to January 2012).