Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Global Solidarity Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for my lack of postings lately! But I thought I use my limited computer capability for the day to tell you all about this awesome event that my friend Sabreena is hosting back home, through VIDEA (Victoria International Development Association)--it runs from the 15th to the 21st of July.

The focus is on global poverty--we've all heard about someone, somewhere, who lives on the other side of the world on only $1.25 per day. This is a topic particularly close to my heart, because I see firsthand every day people who live this way--it is happening, whether we like it or not.

That is where the 'Global Solidarity Challenge' comes challenges YOU to live on this amount, in solidarity with those who always must live on $1.25 per day. Could you do it?

Here is the idea--collect donations from family, friends, get it! It doesn't have to be that awkward door-to-door fundraiser. Make it fun! Host a foreign-themed dinner or barbeque (its the season!), check out some businesses, have a garage sale, whatever it takes! You can even make a team and put your heads together to come up with something fun

Need more incentive? Every $500 you or your team raises gets your name put in a draw, for a trip to South Africa! You'll get to visit some of VIDEA's awesome projects there. But if you aren't the $1.25 per day kind of person, thats ok too (sometimes McDonalds fries call to you a little too loudly) can throw in whatever you feel comfortable with to a team of your choice (I recommend Sabreena's, its called 'The Globetrotters'!).

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Good Luck Everyone!

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