Chavez for Charity Counting Beads Bracelet/Necklace
- Size: Measures 21.75" in length with 1.25" ring extension.
- Colors vary for each bracelet
- Can be worn as a wrap bracelet or a single strand necklace.
25% of gross profit ($3.25) of this purchase is donated to the International Rescue Committee as part of Chavez for Charity's minimum annual contribution of $25,000.
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in nearly 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, the International Rescue Committee leads the way from harm to home.
Pneumonia kills more children under the age of five than any other cause worldwide. In poor and remote communities, IRC-trained health workers use counting beads with a timer to identify children with pneumonia. While the timer counts down one minute, the health worker moves her hand along the string of beads, touching one bead for every breath. IF she passes the first 49 beads, then that child is breathing too fast - a red flag for pneumonia - and needs treatment with antibiotics.