Janji: Run to Fight the Food and Water Crisis

Liz and Cole Model Janji ApparelOne of the coolest apparel lines we’ve ever carried, Janji gives you the power to fight the global food and water crisis every day. How? For starters, the sale of just one shirt can provide an entire season’s worth of water for a family in Kenya or 8 packets of lifesaving nutrition for a Haitian child.

Janji was founded by two former Washington University runners as a graduate school project focused on providing clean water and food to those who need it most. The numbers are staggering. Over 1 billion people suffer from malnutrition and 2 billion lack clean water. With every piece of Janji apparel sold, $4 is donated to relief organizations around the world, helping to combat the worst problems caused by malnutrition and a lack of clean water.

Each piece of apparel is inspired by the culture and flag of a specific country and provides funds to relief organizations in that country. In Haiti, Janji partners with Meds and Food for Kids, which uses a nutritional and medicinal program to restore a severely malnourished child’s health in just 5 weeks of treatment. In Kenya, Janji partners with Kick Start, an organization that subsidizes the cost of sustainable water pumps for agricultural use in rural Kenya.

Janji is the Malaysian word for promise. The name reflects the company’s promise to end the food and water crisis through the power of running. Join Janji in their mission to use the strength of the everyday runner to make a lasting impact in lives around the world!

     

     


Updated 9/4/2012:

Janji Announces Support for Food & Meds for Kids

In late July we blogged about Janji, a St. Louis-based running apparel company started by two Washington University students.  For every piece of Janji apparel sold, $4 is donated to relief organizations around the world to help combat the worst problems caused by malnutrition and a lack of clean water.

Last week, we attended an event at Wash. U. where Janji announced their support for Food & Meds for Kids, a program that not only provides food and medication to Haitian families, but also supplies them with a nutritional program to help build healthier families.  They have helped develop a "super" peanut butter that improves a child's health within six weeks of adding it to their diet.  And it tastes good, too!

We encourage you to try on a piece of Janji apparel the next time you visit FLEET FEET.  It'll surely look good on you and perform well - so you'll have three reasons to feel good when wearing it.

Janji Designers David Hamm and Anna Shafer-SkeltonMedika Mamba Peanut Butter

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