Ever dream of saying something so profound that you might change the world? Ever think the thought you have floating around in your head HAS to get out into cyber space as quickly as possible, before your head explodes… or worse, someone else says it before you? I mean you have it right there, the most amazing thing that anyone will ever say and it will undoubtedly convince others to change the way they think, perceive, and act? Well keep dreaming, because that is not going to happen. You can, however, DO something so profound that you might change the world, but don’t bet on just being able to push out some string of words that will change the world with no actions attached. Your actions can influence people, your words will simply fill up cyber space with another opinion until you act. This really applies to everything right? To put an HR spin on it, because this is an HR blog after all, you cannot sit in your ivory (HR) tower and tell managers to conduct themselves in this or that manner or tell employees to follow this or that policy if you don’t follow your own advice? Monkey see, monkey do-but that’s a soap box for another blog post.
What if you actually do something to change something that you don’t like? Not leave an anonymous note to Judy about how hideous her sweater is because you just don’t like it, but really do something to change something important? What if you did something to end childhood hunger in your own community? Kids are going hungry, right. now.! How selfish of us to allow kids to go hungry. In our towns. In our own communities. In our neighborhoods. Not just kids, but our future! We are allowing our future to go hungry right now! I really want you to get that- we are allowing our future to go HUNGRY!? What a simple problem to solve and every one of you reading this has an opportunity and an avenue to end that! Ever been hungry? Not the kind of “I can smell the turkey cooking, I gotta have some now!” kind of hungry. The kind of hungry where you have little to no food. The kind of hungry where you are grateful for any food you get. Ever been hungry for several days in a row? Weeks? Months? Can you imagine? I’m calling on you to help end childhood hunger and be a part of team no kid hungry!
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. This year, your donation can play a huge part in making No Kid Hungry a reality. If you make a gift on Giving Tuesday, all donations will be matched up to $50,000! Go donate and then tell EVERYONE you know!
This year our #SHRM14 blogger crew is looking to “Strike Out Hunger” and we need your help! You may recall that last year we had a super fun game of kickball for our fundraiser (no doubt I’m still bitter that the green team got shafted), but this year we are taking to the lanes for a fundraiser Big Lebowski style. You may be asking what that means to you? Two things- 1) you can join us and 2)you can donate from wherever you’re reading this. There is limited space and the event is this Sunday (I know, I’m sooo last-minute), but consider helping out this worthy cause!
Why No Kid Hungry?
This year, more than 16 million children in America will face hunger.That’s one in five. Share our Strength is working to connect hungry kids with the food they need to grow and thrive. We’re doing our part to connect kids to the healthy food they need every day. Every dollar we raise will make a huge impact for kids. In fact, just $1 can help connect a child with 10 meals.
That’s huge! Please be a part of this with us. I cannot even begin to tell you the impact you will have on these children!
Who sponsors this event?
The event is sponsored by Dovetail Software and Dice.com. They have not only helped with providing the event but are also kicking in some sweet items for our silent auction. We are honored and appreciative to have them on our side once again! Last year we topped $11,000 in donations. We’d like to see that number go up!
We can only top that number if you get involved and donate! Invite your friends to donate, we know you have a lot of friends! This event is going to be a lot of fun, and you have some control over how fun it can get. Dwane has promised this to anyone who wants to accept:
And since our love for sport and helping others is nearly matched by our love for playing dress up, we are taking the inspiration for the theme from one of the greatest bowling movies ever, The Big Lebowski. And since it is a costume party, and we have little to no shame when it comes to NKH, for any donations over $500 we will re-enact a scene of your choosing from the film, and post it online for the world to see.
I wrote about Giving Tuesday last week to prep you lovelies for today… the day… Thanksgiving has come and gone. You have survived Black Friday. You milked Cyber Monday for all that it is worth. Close out your holiday madness with Giving Tuesday. This is powerful stuff guys. 1 in 5 children in America go hungry every day. We are equipped to stop this, don’t tell me you aren’t. If you are online reading this post the least you can do is share it. If you have a dollar in your bank account you can pass it on and connect a child to TEN meals. The cool thing about today-Tyson Foods will match your donation up to 25k.
Here is a useful link to help you get involved and donate:
As we get ready today to dig in to turkey, ham, potatoes of all kinds, casseroles and cranberry sauce it is easy to forget that there are kids going hungry. Thankfully we can all do something about that! The online world is gearing up for the #GivingTuesday give-a-thon for #TeamNKH and you can help!
$1 connects a child to up to 10 meals. $10 = 100 meals, $25 = 250 meals. You get the picture. If we reach our goal of $25,000, we’ll provide hungry children with access to 250,000 additional meals. Also, for every dollar raised, up to the $25,000 goal, Tyson Foods will match, dollar for dollar!
Yep, Tyson Foods will match dollar for dollar the donations collected up to $25,000! That could be a $50,000 difference in one day! 500,000 meals! I can’t think of a single reason to not get involved.
What can you do? Be a part of Team No Kid Hungry. Donate and recruit others to donate! Use your twitter and Facebook communities to get people involved #GivingTuesday this Tuesday December 3rd
Tuesday I’ll be online tweeting and reminding my networks to be a part of #GivingTuesday and I hope you will join me!