Dear Friends, Family and Students,
Let's stop and think about it for a moment. All because of you, we have now saved 121 children together!! (and counting!!)
Our first Cabaret, held on May 14, 2009, at Princeton Day School, saved 30 lives (thanks to many students, teachers, friends and family!) Our second Cabaret, held in New York City on June 27th at the Metropolitan Room, saved 32 lives (thank you Alex Clint, Nick Muoio, Connie, Caroline, Gaile, Warren, David Shenton, Frank Underwood, Marcia Rodd, Sharon Paige, Debra Griner, Susan Shepherd, and Jane & Steve Rodd and the Metropolitan Room!!). In between both of those shows, we have received other donations from so many generous people
We cannot thank you enough for all of your time and commitment to helping malnourished children through Doctors Without Borders ready-to-use food campaign (which we explain in detail below). In our photo gallery, there's a picture of Bailey holding up a package of Plumpy'nut, which is the high calorie, high nutrient paste that enables starving children in poor regions of the world to put on the necessary weight to receive health care that allows them to grow.
Here's what Christiane Amanpour of CNN says about our cause:
“I am so pleased that students of Princeton Day School are working hard to raise money for children in developing countries who don’t have enough food to grow, or even survive. A ‘Campaign to Save 100 Children’ may at first seem like small change when we think of the thousands of children who are suffering from mal-nourishment and disease, but it is a valiant rescue effort. Young people DO make a difference! I look forward to keeping up with this wonderful movement at PDS.” - Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN
Here's more information about our cause:
For less than half the price of an average concert ticket,,,roughly $45, a child dying of mal-nourishment can be treated and saved through Doctors Without Borders Ready to Use Food (RUF) program. This means that children under five years old, whose parents have to support an entire family with less than $1 per day, can now eat enough vitamin-rich dried food packets to gain the necessary weight to grow and survive. Since the program started in 2006, hundreds of thousands of children have been saved every single year.
Why is this especially important now? Well, one reason is that energy costs throughout the world have increased so much in the past few years that corn, which is traditionally used as a food crop in poor countries, is now being converted into bio-fuel for cars. To make matters worse, Global Warming is impacting weather conditions in ways that are causing millions of people throughout the world to go without food and shelter over long periods of time. Here is a link to more information about Doctors Without Borders: Click here.
Just think, if 9 people made a contribution to this cause for $5, we would actually save a child. By donating on this site, your money goes directly to Doctors Without Borders, all tax free
Thank you sooooo much. Dominique, Julia, and Bailey