With #GivingTuesday upcoming, I want to be intentional about giving to a charity that impacted my community and beyond.  Thanks to Stop Hunger Now in conjuncture with NC Blogger Network for sponsoring this post and allowing me to get the word out!

At some point in time, all Moms have said to their children that they need to eat their food, because there are other less fortunate people who don’t have anything to eat.  When I said this to my 3 year old last night, it dawned on me that it was time to stop using that as a way to make my children feel guilty (and appreciative- it’s a combination of both, for sure).  We may not be able to do much, but we can band together to make sure that no one in our community goes hungry.

One in every 9 people do not get the food they need for proper nutrition.  Think about your child’s classroom.  Let’s say there are 20 kids…that means at least two are malnourished or hungry. I realize the way to see REAL change is to start in our community.  So, I’ve chosen to commit to not saying this to my children without DOING something to help combat the statistic.  Literally putting my money where my mouth is.

Together, we can join in the mission of Stop Hunger Now on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Take it a step further, and become a dedicated donor, giving a monthly contribution as a Christmas Gift in the name of a loved one. Who says you can only celebrate #GivingTuesday in November?  To learn more and make a donation, click here.

Stop Hunger Now, based out of Raleigh, NC, works to get food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people.  They’re committed to ending global hunger by 2030, and have provided over 225 million meals in 74 countries.  In essence, they’re doing the work and making a global impact right from our community.  But they can’t do it alone.

When choosing a charity, something that is important to me is knowing how much of the funds received actually go into to helping the people of its cause.  Eighty-eight percent (88%) of funds raised by Stop Hunger Now go toward funding meal programs.  That’s great stewardship and management.  Knowing this allows us to give confidently.

Recently, politics and the election have dominated our news, social media and hearts.  No matter your political affiliation, I think we can all agree that the way we can ALL make a difference starts by works in your local community.  If we all lean in to make small changes in our neighborhood, city and state think of the positive impact on our great nation and ultimately the world.

Be sure to share this post with you friends so we can make a HUGE impact on world hunger on #GivingTuesday, November 29th!  Keep up with all the latest from Stop Hunger Now by following them on social media including Twitter and Facebook.

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