Thursday, April 10, 2008

Join - Eat So They Can

Have you ever wondered how you could help fight poverty?

Do you like getting together with your friends and family and enjoying a meal together? Have you ever wanted to travel to Africa to do aid work? Well now GVN is giving you the opportunity to do all of these things!


By joining ‘Eat So They Can’ - our international fundraiser that invites citizens of the world to participate in what is collectively one huge dinner party! Simply eat a meal, raise money, help stop child poverty and you could win the grand prize trip to Africa!
Anyone who raises $500 or more from their event will be entered into our drawing to help distribute funds raised!

The United Nations’ #1 Millennium Development Goal is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. But here we find ourselves past the midway point and there are still over 900 million people living on less than USD $1 a day!

We cannot fight global hunger alone. We need you!

Last year ‘Eat So They Can’ raised USD $37,000 for the Kenya Children’s Fund. In 2008, “Eat So They Can” will take place over the weekend of the 18th and 19th of October and aims to raise USD $100,000. Funds collected through this year’s event will expand to benefit the African Children’s Fund, which will aid children in all the programs in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, and South Africa that GVN currently supports.


2. Host a Meal

3. Ask friends and family to donate $30 USD to our African Children’s Fund at the meal

4. Change Lives: your donation will help us end child poverty in Africa
Together, we will change the lives of children around the world- one dinner at a time. >

Kind regards

Colin Salisbury

The event is co-initiative of the Global Volunteer Network
(GVN) and the GVN Foundation.