I didn't realize how many people go hungry in Lake County, Illinois. For my birthday, I'm hoping to raise money for the food bank because I am already so lucky. For every $1 donated, the food bank can buy $8 in groceries.
Update: We raised $700 and volunteered 32 hours at the food bank. Thank you to Emily, Jenna, Laura, Melissa, Meghan, Madi, Mya, Ryan, Cheryl, Aunt Chris, Mom and Dad for volunteering for my birthday with me. Thanks to the generous donations from Elizabeth, Krista, Sarah, Peggy, Kristin, Jen, Hamaas, Carrie, Kim, Bill, Jodie, Uncle Ben, Delaney, Emily, Jenna, Laura, Madi, Meghan, Melissa, Ryan, the Kinsleys, Granny, Grandpa & Grandma Bratzke, Grandpa & Grandma Spangenberg, the Hoys, the Pfeifers, the Spangenbergs, and the Wilsons, our $700 will buy more than $5,500 in food for the food bank. THANK YOU!