EVENT DATE: Dec 14, 2012
I have been personally involved in WhyHunger for over 15 years and am proud to be on the Board of Directors since 2007. WhyHunger's programs and outreach to fight hunger and poverty at a grassroots level is unmatched and continues to be more successful year after year. WhyHunger's staff has a balance of passion, skill and network that continues to amaze me. Please support this wonderful organization.
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 Saturday December 8th and Wednesday December 12th on numerous satellite and tri-state area radio stations, including SiriusXM Satellite Radio; CBS Radio Group: Sports Radio 66 WFAN, WCBS Newsradio 880, 101.1 WCBS-FM and more. 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?
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. Proceeds from the campaign will be donated directly to WhyHunger to benefit local grassroots partners, including the Pathfinder Academy in Kenya; the Pattanarak Foundation in Thailand; City of Joy in India; Tohono O'odham Community Action in Sells, Arizona and the Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPP) in Haiti. Each grassroots partner focuses on children living in poverty and helps teach sustainable farming and entrepreneurial skills for the future. Additionally, donations made to Hungerthon 2012 will support WhyHunger's long-time partners in the New York and New Jersey area post Hurricane Sandy. These organizations are on the front lines, providing food, water and critical services to their neighbors in the aftermath of the storm adn aiding in their long term recovery. Area partners include Added Value in Redhook, Brooklyn and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. 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 incredible support!