campaign to end child hunger.

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I’m participating in a blogger outreach program {sponsored by ConAgra Foods} over the next couple of months to bring awareness about child hunger in America. I’ll be sharing with you things I’m learning in the campaign to end child hunger, called ‘Child Hunger Ends Here’ {CHEH} Neighborhood Rally and giving you ways to get involved in your own neighborhood.

The first opportunity for you to get involved {seriously, what better way to teach your kids about service?} is to host a neighborhood rally. Click on the ‘Get Involved’ button on the CHEH website and it will tell you what to do. If you sign up early enough, you will be sent all the materials you need to host your own bake sale, yard sale, benefit concert, dinner party, or whatever else you can come up with, so you can donate all or a portion of the proceeds to Feeding America.

{This photo is from a Mom it Forward service project}

In getting familiar with the campaign, I came across the statistic that 1 out of every 4 children in America doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from. Can you imagine how these children are learning and figuring out spelling and fractions, and how to play a good game of kick ball when they’re hungry all day? Their little brains aren’t getting the nourishment they need to perform properly, and have lifelong consequences as a result.

Unacceptable.

Seriously, this is not okay to be happening on my watch. Or yours. So, I’ll let you know as the campaign rolls out how you can get involved and help feed children across America.

Once you’ve signed up to host a neighborhood rally {fun + feeding hungry kids at the same time = win}, let me know! I want to hear how you’re getting involved in ending child hunger in America.

After that, every time I post about the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign, re-tweet my posts on twitter, or re-tweet a tweet I’ve sent out about the campaign. Each time you do that, $1 will be donated towards the Child Hunger Ends Here initiative, up to $100. Just from Petit Elefant!

We can totally make that happen, can’t we? Yes, of course we can. You, my readers are made up of 1 part magic, and 2 parts awesome sauce {and maybe one part glitter}.

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Allison

Well, hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

5 Comments

  1. The Warner Corner :

    I am involved with this too! What an amazing cause. This Saturday we are having a Manwich Sloppy Joe party. I'm asking everyone to either make a donation, buy the products or bring canned food donations. I love that the money raised and donated stays in our community. I'm also going to have a bake sale. I have a cookie cutter set that I can press words into the cookie. They will say Hunger Ends Here. I am so excited to be a part of this. I'm in Salt Lake and would LOVE to collaborate our efforts. My email is tami_warner@hotmail.com if you are interested!

  2. Courtney :

    I'm hosting a popcorn stand at a local 411 Recycle event. I got the popcorn maker donated by a local vendor and it will only cost me $15 for the supplies! Not only is this a great way to raise money for Feeding America, but it is also a great way for me and my team at Detroit Mommies to meet the public and promote the blog as well. Local businesses are eager to help if you only ask…especially for a great cause like this!

  3. Kristin :

    This sounds like such a great campaign. I love that we can just retweet and money will be donated. I love the power of social media.
    This weekend Community Action Services (in Provo)is holding their Scouting for Food Food Drive. I just realized that I don't know if you live in Utah County, but either way this is definitely a way to get involved in helping our local community of Utah.
    Thanks for writing about and supporting such great causes!

  4. Petit Elefant :

    Warner Corner,

    You are awesome! I'd love to figure out a way to collaborate, I'll be in touch.

    Courtney,

    That sounds like SO much fun! Who can resist hot popcorn {not me}? I love that you're getting involved and doing this.

    Kristin,

    Social media is totally powerful, I love it. Thank you for the kindness, I'm totally excited to be doing this. I do in fact live in Utah County, and I'm thrilled to participate in the scouting part of it.

  5. Marie {Make and Takes} :

    Great campaign. I'm off to see what I can rally for my neighborhood. I'd even wear another silly hair net just to feed the kids!