Is is worth paying a 75% mark up on food instead of donating that money to someone who needs it? We decided, no.

May 13, 2014

The Best Part

Hi - Sawyer again here.  I just wanted to tell you how much I like doing Feed the Real Need.  It's a good experience to help you start to realize how many people need educations and money to help them live.  That is why we started Feed the Real Need.  This year we bought an education for a child in Africa and I'm really excited about that!   

Our total last time around was: $458 !

This is what we decided to do with the money (we finally had a family meeting):

$300 - TRUEAfrica.  Our donation will give Kisuule Moses, a 6th grader, with a full year of education (tuition and fees), a mid-day meal at school, a school uniform and sweater, a pair of shoes and socks, a backpack, pencils and exercise books, basic medications, access to medical care, and interaction with a local social worker.

$90 - Heifer International.  Instead of choosing a certain animal or gift we chose to click the "Give Where Most Needed" button.

$34 - Central Asia Institute.  We chose Girls Education/Women Development in honor of the girls recently taken in Nigeria.

$15 - Community Action (local food bank).  Did you know that the food bank can turn $1 into $3 worth of donations?

$20 -LDS Humanitarian Fund.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has emergency relief and basic need campaigns all over the world.  They are often right behind first-responders after a natural disaster.  We have made toys, educational kits and newborn take-home kits that they send all over the world.

Want to know our grand total for all 3 years?  $1225 !  That's one-thousand, two hundred, twenty-five dollars!  Thanks to all of you who donated or take the Feed the Real Need Challenge and donate on your own!!  See you again when we start up in September!

1 comment:

Ashley and Aaron said...

Way to go Sawyer! (And the rest of the Valentines!) Loved reading about how you were able to make a difference in the world by giving up a few meals out. All the stuff you got for Kisuule is awesome!!! So proud of you guys!