Hey Everybody!! The holiday season is approaching and this year I’ve decided that my holiday wish is to help one of my all-time favorite non-profit organizations, Conscious Alliance. This wonderful group of folks is hoping to raise $100,000 so they can hit the road this winter to deliver 200,000 meals to kids in need! As little as $.50 provides one meal, so just a small donation will go a long way in helping me reach my fundraising goal by December 31st.
As a mother, the issue of childhood hunger is very important to me. I truly believe that childhood hunger is completely unacceptable this day in age. No child should ever have to have stress or worry relating to basic nutrition. I dream of a world where all children are able to eat everyday, receive education and have a safe place to call home. I am hoping that some of you are able and willing to help me work towards this dream!
In 2002, I was 18 and living in Colorado, which is where I first learned of this amazing organization called Conscious Alliance. Some friends had informed me that Conscious Alliance was working to help feed hungry families through an amazing program they pioneered called Art That Feeds, where music lovers like me could exchange non-perishable food items for beautiful posters at the concerts I attended - and of course I was all about all that!
For several years I continued to support Conscious Alliance as best I could until becoming a mother myself. Becoming a mother moved me into a new phase of my life, where I would end up learning and knowing at a deeper level, the importance of their work.... You see, the truth is that my older kids and I, for many years, had to rely on food and clothing drive programs (whether it be through pantry, church or school) in order to have our basic needs. This was during a time that I was working full-time. I share this fact because I believe it’s extremely important for people to know and realize that hunger effects more than just the homeless or extremely impoverished - it affects so many middle class families each and every day. So, will you consider helping me work against this unfortunate truth this holiday season? ...
The reality we're facing this year
This year, 1 in 4 children in the U.S. don't know where their next meal is coming from. Last year it was 1 in 6. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the need in our country has grown exponentially and families are relying on food banks, assisted meal programs and community organizations more than ever before.
How your donation helps
You can help put food on a families’ table with a donation to support Conscious Alliance's work to move food from manufacturer warehouses to communities all over the country by providing funding for food, trucks, diesel fuel, warehouse storage and equipment. With every $1 you contribute, they are able to use their resources to provide 2 meals to a hungry kiddo.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my holiday wish to help end Childhood Hunger ~ I truly believe in the power of Compassion & Giving and thank those of you who are able to help me assist Conscious Alliance in their efforts to feed these families this holiday season!