BENEFITING: Feeding America
I recently was going through a tough time. I needed a way to snap out of it. I decided to challenge myself and climb Mount Kilimanjaro (the roof of Africa at 19,341ft/ 5895m above sea level).
But I wanted for someone else to benefit from my climb, too. So I created the My Kili Project (www.curiousjosee.com/home/kilimanjaro), and set up a fundraiser to support Feeding America.
Why hunger relief as a cause?
1 in 6 Americans fight hunger - including more than 1 in 5 children.
We live in the richest country in the world, yet 49 million of our neighbors do not have their most basic needs met. These are the folks Feeding America helps. (Source: http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america.aspx)
How will my donation be used?
Easy math: $1 = 8 meals. Isn't that astonishing?!
Your donation will importantly be used efficiently: Feeding America has received a 96 percent Charitable Commitment from Forbes Magazine's annual survey of 200 major charities (2010).