Our family has made a comittment to help provide the most basic care humans can provide for one another--food. We have made a comittment not to give less during this time of financial crisis in America, but rather to GIVE MORE. Not the same. MORE. We challenge you to partner with us to feed starving children in this world.
Some time ago a friend of mine told me about an organization called Feed My Starving Children. This organization buys food, puts it together into a nutritional packet meal (just add water) and then distributes the food to children in over 50 countries in the world.
For TWO DOLLARS you can put food into the mouths of 12 children. For TEN DOLLARS you can feed 60 children. This program works by feeding children one nutritionally complete meal per day--enough to survive. It's not fancy. It's doesn't have a catchy name. It's basic. It's food.
Our family has made a pledge to help gather enough funds to feed 100 children for one year. That's 36,500 meals. That is roughly 5400 pounds of food. One meal costs only 17 cents.
We want to invite you to join with us in this effort. How many meals can you provide at .17 each? We want to challenge you to give 12 meals. That's just $2. And we'd like you to ask atleast two other people to also give 12 meals. That's all. It's that simple. Ask 2 for $2.
I am adding a "Donate" button to the side of my blog. Each month, at the end of the month, I will post how many meals were provided and together we will count up to 36,500 meals! I know it will take us a LONG time to reach our goal if it is just the Gillispie family. But if we (the community) work together, we can reach this goal much more quickly!! Either way, our family is comitted to raising this money.
- Buy two less 2 liters of soda each week.
- Skip one trip to Starbucks or McDonald's for coffee.
- Use 1/2 as much detergent on your laundry (you don't really NEED that amount for clothes to be much cleaner than the developing world's laundry!)
- Us 1/2 a pound of hamburger meat for that casserole, rather than 1 pound.
- Go to a cheaper brand of dog food.
- Burn 4 less tealight candles this week.
- Make brownies from scratch rather than buying that Brownie Mix.
- Watch a movie on TV, rather than renting one.
- Use towels as napkins, rather than paper napkins or paper towels.
- Eat a "remember the hungry" meal once a week--plain rice with salt and maybe a bit of butter.