Thursday, April 23, 2009

Walk for Hunger...

When I was in high school, members of the National Honour Society had to complete several community based projects aimed at helping families in need in Massachusetts. Each year, I chose to participate in Project Bread's Walk for Hunger in Boston, MA. On the first Sunday in May, a sea of tens of thousands of people congregate on the Boston Commons to participate in the oldest continual pledge walk in the United States. This year, the annual 20-mile walk will be held for the 41st time on May 3, 2009.

Few things tug at my heart strings like the thought of a child starving. As the economy takes a dive, as much as one may think they have it bad, I cannot begin to imagine what life is like for those living without the general necessities of "life".

Fortunately, technology has become far more advanced since my high school days, so people can now donate online by clicking here OR register online for the 2009 Walk for Hunger by clicking here.

*For a more global involvement in the fight against hunger, please visit the One Campaign.

*I also enourage you to read: I'm Starving and Waste Not, Want Not.

LET'S HELP MAKE POVERTY AND HUNGER HISTORY...

**The focus of this following link by TANGOBABY is about a beautiful family in need of your help. I urge everyone to take a moment to read it and help if they can. K. and family.

One Love, Se'Lah

8 comments:

Christina said...

What a wonderful cause! My heart aches at the thought of anyone going hungry.
xo

sunnymama said...

What a great event to take part in and spread awareness. It seems strange to me that people I know are talking about "feeling the pinch" and still buying houses, taking flights and holidays, etc. I can't afford those things but I know how truly fortunate I am because I never go to bed hungry or worry about feeding my child.

I was thinking along similar lines as you with my Conscious Friday post this week which is about the Global Oneness Project.

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Gayle said...

This reminds me of my mom telling me how horrible going to bed hungry was. She was born in 1929, the 8th child of the family. I am so thankful that I and my children have not had to experience that. This is a wonderful cause.

vchelle said...

Sunnymama, I'm with you. I often ask myself when I hear other friends talk about the economy as they travel every weekend to a pleasant get-a-away... I guess we all have different levels of financial struggles, at least that's what I tell myself.

I was just thinking how blessed I am to take my daugther to my mom's house for dinner a couple nights this week. It's not that we can't afford to feed our daugther, it's just a little easier to have help from family. I'm sooo thankful! Thank God!

Se'Lah, I walk, love, support and live to send positive energy to those who are less fortunate than me. Walk for Hunger is a remarkable action! Thanks for the awareness!

vchelle said...

Forgot to leave my link on awareness...

http://operationyou.blogspot.com/2009/04/conscious-friday-bullying-causes-pain.html

Katie in MA said...

I used to love doing the Walk for Hunger. Thanks for inspiring me to look for something like that down here. I'm sure the girls would love to get involved in something like that with their Mom!

lisaschaos said...

Great campaign! :)

Anna, The Lemon Lady said...

Found an old comment on my blog from a year ago. Thanks for visiting back then.

Hunger shouldn't even be a work in America. My blog chronicles my travels along an urban oasis of fruit trees with rotting fruit in our very own neighborhood. 50 tons collected and counting!

My newest plea is to ask others to help spread the word - See a fruit tree, what do you do? Do nothing, get nothing. Drop a flyer and please ask the fruit tree owner to share a few bags with a local food pantry or food bank. I've done the hard work for you. Email: AnnaAndAva@gmail.com for a simple flyer.
www.thelemonlady.blogspot.com

Fresh fruit is rare for the poor and hungry. Hard to believe, but that's the truth! Bless you.