Saturday, February 4, 2012

Famine Kick Off!

After a personal three year hiatus, it's time once more for the 30 Hour Famine! Wooohooo!! For those of you who have no clue why I'm excited for a famine, let me explain.
The 30 Hour Famine is a yearly event where thousands of young people around the world willingly give up food for 30 hours to raise money for those who are literally starving. I've been doing this almost every year since I was 13, and it's always such a cool thing to be a part of! I'm especially excited for this year because many of our teens have never done the Famine before! It's gonna be awesome! Not only do we raise money to send to World Vision, but during those thirty hours, we will learn about hunger and do local service projects to give back.

Why is this whole event important? Every day, over 8000 children under the age of 5 die from hunger related illnesses. One child dies every 12 seconds from something that could be prevented with what many of us throw out. But we can stop it. I've lost count, but over the years, our youth group has saved over 200 children from starvation, and I refuse to stop there. In partnering with World Vision, we can make sure children not only receive the food they desperately need, but the medical care and education to make their futures bright.

Would you join me in this quest to eradicate hunger? It's easy! Check out my page here and simply click to donate! The cool thing is, every little bit makes a difference.
Only have 5 bucks? Boom! You just fed a kid for 5 days!
30 dollars? That kid's gonna make it another month!
$360?! Someone's going to see their next birthday!!
And World Vision rocks. Explore their website and you'll find that for every dollar they receive, 81 cents goes right to the kids! No guessing if your money actually makes a difference!

Please seriously consider what you can give to help kids have the best the world can offer. Together, we can kiss hunger goodbye!

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