Giving Back Fund, Inc. wrote -
For my birthday, I am raising funds and awareness about the urgent humanitarian crisis in my native country of South Sudan.
In 2016 it is expected that 7.5 million people will suffer from food insecurity, while more than 235,000 children will suffer from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition. In remote areas and those difficult to access, these numbers are expected to increase significantly. No child should have to wonder if and when they’ll get their next meal. No child should starve to death. We are teaming up with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF's emergency response with a focus on alleviating food insecurity and malnutrition in South Sudan. UNICEF has made it a priority to support children and families most in need with lifesaving treatment and other essential services, as part of their broader humanitarian response.
I’m hoping to raise $100,000 by April 30, and will be matching the first $50,000 raised! Please join me in supporting the communities of South Sudan as they approach the lean season, by donating to my page or starting your own page below to fundraise. No donation is too small! A $10 gift can provide 21 packets of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food which can bring a child back to a healthy weight within six to eight weeks. A $25 gift will provide 743 packets of micro-nutrient powder and $50 can provide 58 packets of therapeutic milk. Each $10,000 raised could provide life-saving emergency assistance such as blankets, plastic sheeting, mats, cooking sets, jerry cans, soap, and hygiene kits for 66 displaced families.
Please share on social media as well to help spread the word. The individual who starts their own fundraising page and raises the most will receive an autographed team ball from the Miami Heat. One lucky winner will receive an autographed jersey from yours truly. Just donate $10 or more to be entered in a raffle for the jersey. And all donations of at least $100 will receive an autographed photo. The time is now and the children of South Sudan need our help. Don’t forget to make a donation!
With deep gratitude for your support,
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