BENEFITING: BORGEN PROJECT
The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis.
Instead of using donations to build a single well in a developing country, The Borgen Project funnels donations into advocacy efforts that mobilize American citizens to ask their political representatives to co-sponsor legislation that fights global poverty. Bills passed in congress reshuffle money in the foreign budget to aid projects, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of aid from just a couple thousand dollars donated toward our advocacy efforts.
My goal is to raise $500 for The Borgen Project by asking people to divert their money. Whether it's a foregone pair of shoes, a reduction in coffee consumption, or a simple donation, any amount of money truly helps our cause.