I gave up eating out for a week- saving me $100. I'm only eating 1 meal out for the next 2 weeks- which means $80 each week. So, I'm pledging $260 (and am on the hunt for someone to match me 1-for-1!) to the organization that my readers choose! You suggested a handful to me last week- and I pledged to write a blog on each organization. When you comment on that blog you vote (1 vote per person per day)! Pretty simple right? If you like the organization, vote. Just "commenting" is a way for you to contribute to that organization's efforts. So- start voting!
Thanks to a dear past teacher and friend, I discovered Kids Against Hunger. She suggested it because a team of people in the Connecticut area team together pretty often (I think weekly?) to put together bagged lunches for kids in their community who are dealing with malnutrition. Here's a brief bit about the organization:
Think about it- your family in Whereeveryouareville, Texas can put together food packages for kids all around the world. A very close family friend, Keith and his boys Richard and Mark just participated in an event in Connecticut. I spoke to Jill- the boys' mom- and she mentioned the powerful experience it was for her boys.
And here's something shocking about their financials.
COST OF THE MEALS:
$.23. So that means, if these guys win, we would be providing over 1,000 meals for kids who need it. So what do you think folks? Should they win the cash?