Today is the tenth day of my mission to spread kindness and help others. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, please read: Join My Give Back Mission to Spread Kindness and Say Thank You.
No child should go hungry. Not here in the United States or elsewhere in the world. It’s a basic need, yet so many go without access to food.
One organization is on a mission to end hunger globally. Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. It currently serves 76 countries and has packaged 91,397,816 meals with the help of volunteers. Countless congregations, civic organizations, corporations and schools have organized Stop Hunger Now meal packaging events to help feed the hungry.
Locally, The United Christian Parish – UCP in Reston, Va., is organizing a huge event to raise money in support of Stop Hunger Now. Their goal is to provide 30,000 meal packets.
On Saturday, April 13 from 10 am to 3 pm, the church is holding a silent auction and rummage sale to raise the money needed. The event will also include lunch and bake sales as well as free activities for kids.
Right now the UCP is collecting tax-deductible donations to be sold or auctioned – products, gift baskets, gift cards, admission passes/tickets, signed memorabilia, etc.
In April, they will also collect household donations like second-hand home décor, games, books, toys, sports items, music, movies, small household items, and small appliances.
Please contact the organizer Shelly Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help by donating something for the silent auction or by donating household goods.
The UCP Stop Hunger Now fundraiser has an online Facebook Event Invitation that is open to the public. Click here to RSVP or see the latest updates. You can also like their Facebook Page for the event.
Please help if you can and spread the word!
Good Deed Idea of the Day
Today, I am going to pay for lunch for someone. You can do this by paying for the person behind you going through the drive thru, by paying for the next person in line at your local sandwich shop, or simply by buying your co-worker a surprise lunch with no strings attached. This is a very generous way to spread some kindness.
I would like to do a recap of all the Good Deed Ideas from the last 10 days. I am amazed how doing these small acts of kindness can make a difference in someone’s day.
- Buy coffee for a stranger
- Write a letter to a currently deployed service member, wounded solider, or Veteran
- Donate blood
- Send a token of appreciation to your child’s teacher
- Putting money in vending machines
- Let someone go ahead of you in line
- Leave a thank you note for the mail carrier and garbage collector
- Show neighbors you care with a special care package of baked goods
- Help your elderly neighbors by shoveling the snow
- Pay for lunch for a stranger or a co-worker