Saturday, August 17, 2013

World Vision's 40-Hour Famine

This is not baking or sewing related but is of much more significance so please read on.

40 Hour Famine is one of Australia’s biggest youth events, raising community awareness and much-needed funds to help fight global hunger.  This year the fundraising will help support projects that fight hunger in Malawi, Ethiopia, East Timor, Nepal, Tanzania, and Uganda and helps World Vision respond to emergencies and other needs around the world.  You can read more about it on World Vision's website here.

For the first time, my 16-year old daughter Marie (or Missy, as we call her at home) is doing the 40-hour famine this weekend with some of her friends.  They have chosen to give up food from Friday night to Sunday lunch to experience, even for a while, how it is to go hungry.  I personally think this is something very powerful and meaningful to do, especially for the youth of today.

If you would like to donate, you can do so by going to Marie's fundraising page, the Hungry Hungry Hippos. Any amount, big or small, will be be much appreciated! $40 can actually help feed a family of six for a month!

Donations can be made online till the end of September. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

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