3rd Graders Helping to Stop Childhood Hunger
Baking cookies and selling brownies don't seem like solutions that could end childhood hunger, yet, thanks to the Great American Bake Sale Campaign, 5.3 million nutritious meals and snacks were served to low-income children paid for by proceeds from the bakes sales all across the country. Garrett Wiehler and Damon Halvis, both soon-to-be third graders from Monrovia, MD are hosting their third annual Garrett & Damon Stop Hunger Now, Bake Sale tomorrow. Baking cookies and selling their brownies has already generated a whopping $1,500 for the cause... (video included)
The two close friends will be in front of the Green Valley Pharmacy, on Fingerboard Rd at 7AM and welcome your donations of baked goods, as well as your purchases, until they close up shop at noon.
Garrett and Damon wrote, as part of their pitch to family, friends and neighbors, asking them to bake and donate goodies:
"Kids in our world do not have enough money to buy food. We need your help to make this stop for all of America and the world. We are having a bake sale because of this. We are going to be part of the Great American Bake Sale – their goal is the same as ours. Please bake something like muffins, cookies, pies, cornbread or anything else you can think of and we will sell it at our bake sale.”
Great American Bake Sale is a national campaign created by a phenomenal hunger organization, Share Our Strength in Washington, DC, founded and directed by my friend, Billy Shore.
Anyone can host their own bake sale from May 19 - August 31 and send their proceeds to Share Our Strength to help groups in their very own community to end childhood hunger.
One million participants so far have helped to:
* Serve more than 5.3 million nutritious meals and snacks to children
* Establish an additional 926 sites where children can get meals
* Reach more than 97,000 low-income children with after-school and summer feeding programs
Watch a touching music video that shows what three years of bake sales can do for the 12 million hungry children in America. Look for the Monrovia, MD kids in the slide show.
To register, get more information, find a bake sale, or start your own, visit www.greatamericanbakesale.org.