Thank you for taking the time to at least visit my fundraising page, that's a start! Especially when a secondary goal of our campaign is to raise awareness.
Believe it, beyond the lights of Broadway & the wealth of Wall Street, there are many, many hungry poeple in Manhattan. Many of these people have had to overcome obstacles most of us will never experience.
Recently, Advent has lost the Grant funding for the food program. To raise money to keep the program a float, we are challenging ourselves to live off what the food pantry provides to people for one week. Please support me in my challenge. Also check out our blog which provides more detail of our challenge: http://adventfeedsnyc.com
I know there are lot of charities out there these days with all kinds of charity walks, runs, & rides as well as a ribbon for everything. This is why I think you should donate specifically to the Food Program:
- Most bang for your buck. 100% of your donation will go to feeding someone. From the accounting to serving out the food, everyone is a volunteer. Both the food pantry and community lunch buy the essentials in bulk, so you are giving a alot of food with every dollar you give.
- It's local. If you live in Manhattan, most likely you will pass by someone you have helped on the street. When you see someone hungry on the street, as you often do, know you may have already helped them.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!