Posts Tagged Friends And Family

Great Food, Greater Cause

Share Our Strength is a movement that is building awareness of the childhood hunger crisis, right here in our country.  In the land of plenty, 1 in 5 kids face hunger, they don’t know where their next meal is coming from.  This organization is spreading the word  through corporate sponsorships, culinary events, healthy meal training, and summer meal tours.

I watched the documentary called “Hunger Hits Home” that showed parents, children, teachers and others on the frontline of this battle.  The goal is to end childhood hunger by 2015.  It was truly an eye opener.

These days, a steady job no longer guarantees a full cupboard, and the ongoing economic downturn has more of our friends, neighbors and co-workers struggling to put food on the table. As a result, more than 16 million children in the U.S. live under the toxic shadow of hunger.

On September 16, 2012 this campaign is coming to the Philadelphia area.  Its called the Dine Out For No Kid Hungry Week, over 75 restaurants will raise funds while satisfying your taste buds, for a worthy cause.  If you don’t want to dine out, there are other ways you can lend your support.  This is the perfect time to encourage your friends and family to take a pledge against childhood hunger.

You can add your voice and help protect children by taking the online pledge today, and show how this small act can make a big difference.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

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Click For a Cause

Children’s International, along with Visa, created the Click for a Cause Program, where people can click to donate books to needy children.  This concept came out of the Lift One community, which focuses on child sponsorship of impoverished countries.

This summer I sponsored two children from Zambia, two sisters, whom I plan to visit next year. It’s a great feeling to know that my contributions are helping with their nutrition, school supplies, health and dental visits, and family support.

This organization now has their own publication called Journeys, which features some great stories from children and their families, expressing their gratitude for so much support.

Now I’m a contributing member of the Lift One community, with my own page to share with my friends and family, so take a few minutes and Click for a Cause to help provide books for these children.

Be sure to come back, tell your friends, and click regularly!

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

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