Today high level talks took place at the World Food Programme’s Rome headquarters. Why? The Sahel region in western Africa is in dire threat of experiencing famine just like we are currently seeing in the Horn of Africa. Aid and humanitarian agencies are coming together to ensure they are ready for the impending food shortages that are being caused by food inflation costs, drought, conflict, and displacement.
Our friends at the World Food Programme are not only working to prevent hunger on the high level, but they are also on the ground feeding those in need of food, and are educating the masses about how important it is to ensure everyone has enough food to eat, no matter where a person lives on earth.
The World Food Programme is looking for a passionate supporter to highlight in their March newsletter that is sent to nearly a million people worldwide.
Take a few minutes and upload a video online telling the World Food Programme why you’re fighting hunger, and then share your link. If you would like to write a post instead, you can post a message here.
Be sure to upload your video or post your message by February 20 to be considered.
Our partner, Atlanta Diaper Relief, is dedicated to making sure that mothers do not have to put soiled, reused diapers on their babies and that mothers don’t have to make the choice between food and diapers. That is an all-too-common reality for many families, especially in this economy.
Atlanta Diaper Relief is a 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to distributing diapers to poor families in need. They are a diaper bank and through their diaper drives collect diapers and distribute them to Cobb, Douglas, Gwinnett and Fulton County families in need with help from partner agencies like daycare centers and food pantries.
“While we receive thousands of diapers we receive very few financial donations and it’s tough for us to maintain operations,” said Kia Morgan Smith, founder and CEO of Atlanta Diaper Relief. “For instance, although we have plenty of diapers in stock I had to purchase pullups size 4t-5t this week for special needs kids because we absolutely do not have that size in stock. And to have to make that purchase with the limited money we have is tough.”
Please spread the word about how others can help Atlanta Diaper Relief help families in need with diapers.
Click and tweet!
Donate to @ATLDiaperRelief and help babies, toddlers, and #specialneeds children in need of diapers! http://bit.ly/A6iJ6k #socialgoodmoms
Last week our partner Malaria No More launched their “Dream Big for Africa’ campaign. Anyone who texts “Dream” to 85944 will donate $10 to Malaria No More and be automatically entered to win a trip to Africa with Smash star Katharine McPhee.
Spread the word on Twitter with this tweet:
Text DREAM to 85944 to donate $10 to @MalariaNoMore and be entered to win a trip to Africa with @NBCSmash star @katharinemcphee. #socialgoodmoms
Malaria robs more children of their dreams than any other disease in Africa, killing a child every minute. But now, Smash star Katharine McPhee shares a dream with Malaria No More and that’s to end malaria deaths in Africa. She’s joined the fight by hosting the “Dream Big for Africa” campaign to give one of her fans the chance to accompany her on a trip to Africa! While there, you and Katharine will help deliver malaria prevention tools.
From now until February 16th, when you text the word “DREAM” to 85944, you’ll donate $10 to Malaria No More and begin your entry for a chance to travel to Africa with Katharine this spring*. Within 24 hours of donating, you’ll receive a follow up text message with a special link to an online form where you’ll enter your contact information and one sentence on your DREAM for Africa. On February 24th, 10 finalists will be notified and asked to submit a 300-word blog post and a simple 30 second video on why you’re the best person for the trip. The best blog post and video will be named the winner on February 26th.
Don’t wait to participate! You only have until February 16th to text. Details about the “Dream Big for Africa” campaign are here: www.MalariaNoMore.org/Dream
*A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your pre-paid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 85944 to stop; Text HELP to 85944 for help.
You may have read our partner feature about the Nyanya Project this weekend.
The Nyanya Project is a North Carolina non-profit organization that empowers grandmothers to keep their families together in the face of AIDS devastation. They help African grandmothers form working cooperatives that generate the income necessary to provide healthcare, education and a loving home for their grandchildren.
The Nyanya Project is currently raising funds to continue educating preschool children in Kenya and to open a new preschool in Rwanda. They are asking for help to raise $20,000 by Mother’s Day – that’s $20 from 1000 people.
Please tweet the following to help:
Help the Nyanya Project educate preschool children in Kenya and Rwanda. Any little bit helps! http://bit.ly/xEmKk0 #socialgoodmoms
Also, please like the Nyanya Project on