4others via Crowdrise
December 31, 2010
Every day, hunger kills nearly 8,000 kids under age 5. That's 1 every 10 seconds. Every night, more than a billion people go to bed hungry. That's 1 in 6 people!
There are some who say there's nothing we can do about hunger. That kids will continue dying from hunger, and that's just the way it is. We say they're wrong.
So, here's what we're going to do: we'll consume less so that others can eat. We're doing the 19 POUNDS Project to help feed starving children around the world.
In 2008, Will Smith starred in the film, Seven Pounds. His character, Ben Thomas, transformed the lives of 7 people he didn't know by literally giving a part of himself to each person. He donated several of his own organs, including his heart, so that they might live. ...
What if each of us could give something of ourselves to save a life? Would we do it? What if doing so didn't require us to lose our life, but instead resulted in an even healthier lifestyle?
We're asking people who would like to lose weight to make their loss someone else's gain. Here's how:
1) Commit to losing excess pounds through healthier eating habits and exercise.
2) Set a goal weight and let your family and friends know about it.
3) Join the 19 POUNDS Team and ask people to support your efforts by making a donation per pound lost. The more $ raised, the more incentive each participant has to meet his or her weight goal, and the more children we can feed.
4) Choose to skip items that contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle (fast food, desserts, etc.) and, instead, donate the $ saved to 19 POUNDS.
WHY 19? To raise awareness of the fact that it costs only 19 CENTS to provide a nutritious meal for a child in need.
On April 29-30, 2011, we'll partner with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) to conduct a huge MobilePack event in San Jose. 4others has committed to hand-pack a minimum of 100,000 meals for starving children during the two-day event. That means we need to raise $19,000 to pay for the meals, and recruit volunteers to fill 500 two-hour packing shifts!
The cost of a typical dinner entree ($19) can provide 100 meals for children in need. A donation of just $70 can feed a child for a year!
So make a donation or join the team today. Your loss is their gain!
For more info about the Food 4others Packing Event in April, visit www.food4others.org