Coins for Cleaner Water

ACS has continued to partner with Procter & Gamble to launch Coins for Cleaner Water.

Every day, several billion people around the world live without clean water. More than 4,000 children die every day from diseases caused by drinking unsafe water. ACS will raise funds to purchase water purification packets that can be used in areas of the world that do not have readily available clean and potable water.

Procter & Gamble, in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has developed a low-cost technology in a sachet to purify even heavily contaminated water so that it meets World Health Organization standards for safe drinking water. P&G’s water purification packets are being distributed through Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW), a foundation the company created in 2004. Since CSDW’s creation, P&G has distributed over 500 million packets to 63 countries and has partnered with several global relief organizations including AmeriCares, CARE, IFRC, PSI, Save the Children and World Vision. Through these efforts, over 5 billion liters of clean water have been made available to people around the globe. The program has saved more than 22,000 lives and prevented over 165 million days of disease.

Each packet costs only 3.5 cents and safely treats 2.5 gallons of water. ACS is proud to partner with P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program. Our goal is to raise enough funds to be able to provide over 2 million gallons of clean water.

Beginning this fall during National Chemistry Week, ACS local sections will work in their communities throughout the country to raise money and awareness of this important initiative.

Checks or money orders (do not mail cash) should be made payable to:

American Chemical Society
Attn: Development Office
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Please indicate that the check or money order is for the Coins for Cleaner Water project. You may also make an online donation.

All donations are tax deductible, and receipts will be issued to donors who pay by check or money order. For more information about obtaining individual receipts, email

Use these tools to promote the campaign in your community: