Introducing Our Awesome Fundraisers
We can’t count the number of emails and phone calls we receive from those asking what they can do beyond making a donation. What’s grown out of these requests is a community that we’re so proud of—our awesome fundraisers. They’ve not only chosen to join us in our mission, but they’ve gone above and beyond by harnessing the collective giving power of their own personal networks. By signing up on our My Action Against Hunger platform and creating personalized fundraising webpages, they’ve been able to let their friends and family know that they’re supporting us, and explain their personal reasons for doing so.
These go-getters have taken on an impressive variety of projects to inspire others to give in support of our lifesaving work around the world. You’ll learn more about each of their stories, as well as the secrets behind their fundraising success, in a series of upcoming blog posts.
- Su May, a woman from Malaysia, hiked Mount Everest with her friend Cee Yee, for two weeks.
- Calvin, a ninth grade student from Colorado, offered a pumpkin from his family farm to those who gave over a certain amount.
- The charity committee at Guardian Fall Protection came together and chose Action Against Hunger as the beneficiary of their fundraising campaign centered around the Horn of Africa food crisis and drought.
In December, we issued a challenge to our 2011 fundraisers to try and meet their goals by the end of the year—getting us that much closer to achieving our 2011 goal for this program—$100,000. For those who have already met their goal, we asked them to double it, and meet the new goal. It sounds tough, but these are the people that have the spirit to make it happen. Do you think you have what it takes to join their ranks in 2012?
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Facts about Hunger
925 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition around the world.
Malnutrition affects 32.5% of children in developing countries.
1 out of every 6 infants are born with low birth weight due to undernutrition among pregnant women in developing countries.
1 out of every 3 people in developing countries are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Hunger is number one on the list of the world's top 10 health risks. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.