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D4C Spotlight: Project Sunlight by Unilever

UnileverWe love it when we see big companies like Unilever doing small, good things. And when those good acts shine a light on how kids can make a difference in the world, it’s right in the Dads 4 Change wheelhouse.

That’s why we’re intrigued by Project Sunlight, an initiative begun about a year ago by the consumer product conglomerate Unilever. We’re not getting paid by Unilever to say it, but if something is cool, it deserves to get noticed.

Make no mistake: Project Sunlight is cool. It’s goal is to support the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, which is intended to help 1 billion people improve their health and well-being by 2020.

The focus is on sanitation, clean water, food, and preventable diseases. In the U.S., the Project Sunlight cause of choice has been ending hunger. In 2014, to mark the one-year anniversary of Project Sunlight, Unilever awarded Bright Future Grants to a number of kid-oriented charitable organizations.

One of those was Miami-based Joshua’s Heart, which was founded by now-13-year-old Joshua Williams when he was 4. Want to help inspire your kids to do something to help others? Have them watch this Disney Channel video of Joshua Williams explaining why he wanted to help end hunger in his hometown:

This is what it’s about. One of the reasons we founded Dads 4 Change was to inspire parents who want to help their kids learn how to do good things. We’re not saying to go out and create a food bank in your city, but if Joshua Williams can do it …

Meanwhile, we’ll highlight programs like Project Sunlight occasionally here on the website, because that’s what we do. Keep an eye on Dads 4 Change to learn more about how you and your family can make a difference in your world.

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