31 Days to Make a Difference. VOSS Artesian Water from Norway is more than just water. Kicking off its international campaign on World Water Day, March 22, 2012, 31 Days to Make a Difference runs through Earth Day, April 22, 2012. The VOSS Make a Difference campaign aims to create awareness of the need to bring clean drinking water solutions to communities around the globe.
There are more than 300 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa who lack access to clean water. Since 2008, the VOSS Foundation has helped construct 32 water access points in five countries, positively impacting more than 100,000 people in Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia.
The Voss Foundation has been able to work with FACE Africa to build a life-altering water system at the Hope Mission School in the Bernard Farm Community of Paynesville, Liberia. The water system is comprised of a hand-dug well with a manual pump, a six-compartment latrine and hand-washing station with storage room. Additionally, the project provides for the formation of a Health Club at the school, a WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Service Management Committee in the community, and the training of three pump mechanics. The project was dedicated to the community and inaugurated on December 12, 2011
To participate in 31 Days to Make a Difference, text DROP to 89544 for an automatic $5 donation or scan the 31 Days QR Code which is directed to the Voss Foundation mobile site, making it easy for people to donate any amount on their smartphone anywhere in the world. Contributions can also be made online at www.thevossfoundation.org. When you text DROP to 85944 on your U.S. mobile phone, a one-time donation of $5 will be billed to your mobile phone bill. Messaging and data rates may apply. Donations are collected for Give A Drop by mobilecause.com. Reply STOP to 85944 to stop. Reply HELP to 85944 for help. For terms, see www.igfn.org/t.
A favorite water among Chefs, Foodies, and fine dining establishments, VOSS kicked off their 31 Days to Make a Difference campaign at FIG Restaurant Santa Monica with a delicious Spring tasting menu from Chef Ray Garcia. FIG, proud to serve VOSS Artesian Water from Norway, paired each course with wines from around the world. The evening began with FIG Signature Cocktail of Grapefruit and Basil accented by small bites such as foie gras and chicken and proscuitto croquettes. During the cocktail hour, The VOSS Foundation featured African Bazaar Auction Items of Hand Woven Basket from Kenya, Warthog Tooth and Leather Necklace, and Handmade Ethiopian silk and cotton blend Scarf with all proceeds going to the VOSS Foundation to build clean water wells in African communities.
Once dinner began, guests dined on:
Glaum Ranch Hen’s Egg with Truffle and Asparagus paired with Le Grande Courtage, Blanc de Blanc
Rabbit with McGrath Farm’s English Peas paired with Abacela, Albarino
Sonoma Lamb with Carrots and Harissa paired with C.B. Initialies, Cabernet
Pudwill Farm’s Blackberry Pavlova with Vanilla Mousse paired with Gonzales Sherry 1849
VOSS Artesian Sparkling and Still Water
Dinner was hosted by VOSS Foundation in coordination with Los Angeles magazine.
Mario Batali, proudly served VOSS at the recent signing for his cookbook, “Molto Batali”, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, CA. Chef Ray Garcia recently hosted a Chef’s Tasting Dinner at FIG for 18 of Los Angeles’ top food writers and served VOSS Still Sparkling water. Celebrity fans of VOSS include Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce and Jay Z, Scarlett Johansson, Uma Thurman, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith and Jessica Alba, to name a few.
VOSS was founded in 2001 and is currently distributed in more than 47 countries including the U.S., Japan, the U.K, the U.A.E and Australia. VOSS Water from Southern Norway is among the purest of all major water brands. The water that springs from this artesian aquifer is unfiltered, untreated, and low in minerals, with a fresh, clean taste. VOSS is available in Still and Sparkling in a variety of sizes. VOSS is committed to the environment, and maintaining 100% carbon neutrality, through a set of comprehensive, environmentally friendly measures.
The Voss Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to clean water to communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and raising awareness of ongoing need in the region. The Voss Foundation has a particular interest in assisting women and girls, who, relieved of the burden of fetching water, have time to devote to education and enterprise.
Founded by VOSS of Norway ASA as an independent 501(c)(3) public charity, the Voss Foundation has offices in New York and Oslo.
VOSS water is proudly served at the leading luxury hotels and dining establishments all over the world including:
The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai Pangu 7 Star Hotel, Beijing Hilton, Sydney
Ravesis Bondi, Sydney Sofitel, Sydney Firmdale Hotels, London The Waldorf Astoria, NYC
Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City Utah Fountainbleu, Miami Beach, FL The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL
The Liberty Hotel, Boston Massachusetts One & Only, Pamilla Los Cabos Mexico
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Fairmont, Dubai