I'm taking a break from Fall and pumpkins and decor to write about a topic close to many of our hearts- feeding hungry children. My girlfriend Maggie has teamed up with a nonprofit organization, feedOne Houston, to raise money (100% of the funds go to the kids) for this cause.
If you want to give, you can donate HERE.
If you are in Houston and want to attend the feedOne fundraising event on October 10, you can purchase a ticket HERE.
feedOne was created with the global mission of ending world hunger by feeding children. We believe that hunger is a problem that can and will be solved. We know with the right partnerships and passionate people we can end the senseless problem.
Here are some of the alarming statistics that lead us to begin our mission:
- Hunger is the world's #1 health risk. Hunger kills more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
- 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
- One out of six children -- roughly 100 million -- in developing countries is underweight.
- Every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes. That's one child every five seconds.
Currently we are feeding over 125,000 children in 9 different countries every day, which is awesome. However, there are thousands and thousands more that need our help! That is why it is so important for us to all join in the fight. Together we can change the world.
Why and How we are different: At feedOne we do things very differently than other charities. 100% of all donations go to feeding children. We do NOT take 1 cent out for administrative fees or to pay salaries. Every cent goes to the feeding of children. We raise money through other channels in order to pay for the day to day business cost.
What we do with $10: We have the ability to turn $10 into 30 days' worth of food for a child. That means $120 feeds a child for an entire year. Not only does it provide food, it also gets them into an education program where they receive clothing, fresh water and other necessities. Food is the vehicle used to break the cycle of poverty.
How and why feedOne: feedOne was created because of one simple, yet power conversation. Our Founder Hal Donaldson (then a college journalism student) was interviewing Mother Teresa. During the interview she stops him and started asking him questions. One question she asked changed everything for Hal. She grabbed his hand and asked, "Hal, what are you doing to help feed the hungry and the poor?” His answer was...nothing. Hal tells the story of how that question, that moment changed him forever. This is why feedOne was named and created.
Mother Teresa quote: "If you can't feed 100 people then just feed one."
feedOne/Convoy of Hope
330 S. Patterson Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization #68-0051386
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