World Toilet Day

phonePeople are easily tempted to make potty humor jokes on World Toilet Day. But our number one (and number two) mission is to raise awareness about the troubling fact that over 2.5 billion people lack access to a toilet. That leads to disease and death. Around 1.5 million deaths each year, nearly one in five, are caused by diarrhea. It is the second leading cause of death among children under the age of five in the world. Yep. Toilets. We’re talking toilets.

Groupon is pairing up with Water.org, a nonprofit dedicated to providing people around the world with access to safe water and sanitation. Our Groupon Grassroots campaign allows you to donate $5, $10, or $25 to the charity which will help provide fresh, clean water to people in rural areas through well-digging projects, sanitation education, and plumbing installation.

Need more convincing? Check out our collection of toilet deals and read “10 Reasons to Love Your Toilet” by Sean O’Toole.