Welcome to Ali & Russ' Fundraising Page!
For the first time in history, the number of hungry people in the world has passed the 1 billion mark. One in six people go to bed desperately hungry every night. And last year, an estimated 5 million young children died from complications from acute malnutrition.
These figures point to an urgent crisis. But since hunger is not a result of global food shortages, there is hope. The knowledge and tools to end hunger are readily available. And everyone's help can make a difference!
As we've learned about the realities of global hunger, we've been inspired to take our own action -- so we joined Action Against Hunger as citizen advocates to help end hunger. With your contributions towards our fundraising goal, we can help Action Against Hunger bring immediate relief and long-term solutions to starving children and families around the world.
As you may or may not know, both of our birthdays are coming up (Ali - Feb 6; Russ - March 3). Instead of giving us gifts or cards, we're starting a new tradition of donating to those in need. So we're asking you, our friends and family, to donate whatever you would have spent on us to wish us happy birthday to give to the hungry.
Please bookmark this page if you're interested in keeping track of our progress.
To learn more about Action Against Hunger and their life-saving programs, visit www.actionagainsthunger.org.
Thank you very much!