Wednesday, October 15, 2008

5 Things You Can do in Less Than an Hour to Fight Poverty

"One Issue, Thousands of Voices." That is the purpose of Blog Action Day and this year's focus is Poverty. As I think about this topic I can't help but reflect on a trip I took to Tanzania a couple of years ago. During that trip I got to see first hand what poverty really is. Driving through towns and seeing houses made of dung and cardboard, passing by children who were obviously malnourished and starving. That experience really made me feel guilty for ever complaining about anything in my life when I really am so fortunate. But there are things that YOU and I can do NOW to fight against poverty and help those in need. Here are just a few things I was able to do TODAY (in less than an hour):

  1. Cleaned out my closet and donated my clothes
  2. Commented on this blog where $1 will be donated to a food bank to feed the poor
  3. Clicked a link on The Hunger Site to give 1.1 cups of food to the hungry
  4. Donated to the United Nations World Food Programme
  5. Wrote a blog post to increase awareness about poverty
For more ideas on what you can do check out this list for 88 ideas and see how you can make a difference!

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