EVENT DATE: Dec 14, 2012
WhyHunger has been part of my life since it was founded around my kitchen table when I was just out of diapers, and it was known as World Hunger Year. Today, WhyHunger's work serves as my daily inspiration and volunteer workload! I have been on WhyHunger's Board of Directors for going on 20 years, and have also served as Board Chair and Secretary, as well as being a spokesperson and doing any number of other projects and benefits. It is the programs and the staff that inspire me the most, and give me hope for a future of good food for all.
Hungerthon/Imagine There's No Hunger is an annual campaign organized by WhyHunger to make a difference in the lives of the 50 million Americans and nearly billion people worldwide for whom hunger is an everyday reality.
Founded in 1975 by Bill Ayres, Harry Chapin and Pete Fornatale, Hungerthon brings a month of exclusive online auctions, events, social media activation and broadcasts that culminate in a Radiothon – this year airing on Wednesday, November 14, Saturday, November 17 and Tuesday, November 20 on numerous satellite and tri-sate area radio stations, including SiriusXM Satellite Radio; CBS Radio Group: Sports Radio 66 WFAN, WCBS Newsradio 880, 101.1 WCBS-FM, 92.3 NOW; 102.7 Fresh FM, Clear Channel Radio Group: Q104.3 FM, 92.5 WPLJ, WABC Talk Radio; Merlin 101.9, Z10, 103.5 KTU, Power 105.1, 106.7 Lite FM; Univision: 1280 AM WADO; with support from Citadel’s WABC Talk Radio and 95.5 WPLJ; 90.7 WFUV and internet only stations: Soundpress.net and Rockland World Radio.com. Hungerthon partners include Yoko Ono Lennon, Hard Rock International, Bruce Springsteen and you! Learn more at Hungerthon.org.
Will you help us make this year's Hungerthon the most successful one yet?
My goal is to raise $1000 for Hungerthon this year, and I would love if you could make a donation -- or even start your own fundraiser..
HOW TO HELP
Start a fundraiser on Crowdrise and join our team! Share your fundraiser with your friends, family and colleagues this November. Encourage them to Donate. Or Donate yourself and Share this link with everyone you know! Then, stay in touch by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.
For every dollar raised, we are one step closer to a world were we don't have to imagine there's no hunger.
Plus, the more money our Hungerthon team raises by November 27th, the better chance we have of winning the Martha Stewart Thanks for Giving Challenge! First place prize is $25,000. Second place is $15,000. Third place is $10,000.
WHO WILL BENEFIT
By donating to and fundraising for Hungerthon 2012, you are helping to make a difference in the lives of the 50 million Americans and nearly billion people worldwide for whom hunger is an everyday reality. Funds will be used to support WhyHunger's programming, including the National Hunger Clearninghouse, Grassroots Action Network and Global Movements, as well as the following Imagine There's No Hunger beneficiaries: Udayan (City of Joy) – India; Pattanarak Foundation –Thailand; Shanghai Roots and Shoots –China; Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPP) – Haiti; Delta Fresh Food Initiative (DFFI) – Mississippi; Project Bona Fide – Nicaragua; Common Ground for Africa at Pathfinder Academy (CGA)— Kenya; Tohono O’odham Community Action (TOCA) – Arizona; CONAMUCA (Confederation of Rural Women) - Dominican Republic; Hope North - Northern Uganda; National Fisheries Solidarity Organization (NAFSO) - Sri Lanka; Neighbors Together - New York; as well as WhyHunger. For more information about our beneficiaries, visit Hungerthon.org.
WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. With the highest rating of four stars for excellence in fiscal management, accountability and transparency from America’s leading independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, WhyHunger spends ninety cents of every dollar raised directly on programmatic work.
Thank you for your support!