What will you do to raise awareness about the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa? That’s what we asked in the Team Up to Fight Hunger Contest—and many of you took on the challenge! See our 7 winners to discover what each has in common with a member of the Justice League.
enter by April 25, 2013
“Make Change!” is the name of my campaign to increase awareness about the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. I play different sports year round. Many parents and grandparents come to watch kids play hockey, soccer, and baseball. With permission, I will make a donation container to display by concession stands to collect spare change. Many African children and families need our help. Everyone’s change can add up to really make change. I want to help kids be healthy and play sports like I do. I want to help parents and grandparents, too.
My idea is a Move-a-thon. At this Move-a-thon I would raise awareness about families in Africa that don’t have enough food to eat. I would plan all kinds of different activities like dancing, running, and jumping rope so parents could pledge money to raise enough to fight hunger in Africa. I would include booths on health and wellness and try to get my whole school involved by running the Move-a-thon during school hours. I would also have posters and information to hand out about hunger in Africa. That’s how I would help Africa!
I would help people by making an app called “Food Fight.” You would pay 99 cents and be able to play games and read about food and hunger issues. The app would let you take a picture and then earn points and throw food like pies at someone in the picture. I would give the profits to people in Africa who don’t have food. I would try to make it a featured app of the day to get attention and helps lots of people get food.
In order to let everyone know about the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, I would sponsor a 5K run/walk. This would bring people out to learn about the crisis when they come to participate. I would have displays and booths set up with information on the crisis and how everyone could pitch in and help. All of the proceeds from people entering the race would be donated to buy food and supplies to help eliminate the crisis. Hunger needs to be stopped.
I would contact relatives and friends in my area to help me set up an African village in the United States where people could come for a week to experience African culture. To inform them about the hunger problem, we would have posters, videos about how the people in Africa are suffering, and even speeches about what we can do in the United States to help. We would accept donations, which we would use to fight hunger in Africa. The people who visit would tell their friends, and the news would spread.
I love sports. When I play football and baseball there are a lot of family members and friends that come to watch the games. I like to play basketball too. I think it would be a good idea to raise awareness of the hunger problem by using these sports. We could have tournaments and their names would be Strikes Against Hunger, Touchdowns for Hunger, and Baskets for Hunger. We would collect cans of food or money to donate to the hungry in the Horn of Africa.
My idea is that during every 7th inning stretch, instead of singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame the announcer would say, “Africa needs your help to fight hunger. So, text FEED AFRICA to this number and donate $1 to help end the hunger crisis in Africa.” At the end of the season, the team’s fans that raise the most money gets an MGF Award—which stands for Most Generous Fans. One of these fans will be picked by lottery and might be featured on the cover of a magazine with the winning team and at the team’s home ballpark.