New Study Says Teens Now More Aware of the Needs of Others
This February 27th & 28th, (or on another date in late April) half a million teens thousands of American teens will participate in World Vision's 18h annual 30 Hour Famine, forsaking giving up food for 30 hours to get a taste of what the world's poorest children face. Prior to the event, teens raise funds by explaining that $30 a month — just $1 a day can feed and care for a child for 30 days. As they fast, teens consume only water and juice as they participated in local community service projects. These teens will join nearly 500,000 teens across the country who will participate in World Vision's 30 Hour Famine this year.
Where does 30HF money from the 30 Hour Famine go? Countries that will receive funds raised from 30 Hour Famine this year include Uganda, Zambia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Haiti, and North Korea and other targeted spots where famine, conflict and other crises make children vulnerable.
Since 1992, students have raised more than $120 million worldwide. In 2008, 30 Hour Famine raised more than $12.2 million. This year's goal, given the current economic climate is $12.5 million. World Vision works in 100 countries, helping approximately 100 million people every year. Visit www.30hourfamine.org or call 1-800-7-FAMINE for more information.
About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. World Vision serves the world's poor regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, visit www.worldvision.org.