The givetwig organization is promoting End 68 Hours of Hunger this week. Givetwig is a routine and hassle-free method of giving that enables people of every income level to experience how great it feels to give back. Givetwig makes charitable giving informal, easily accessible, and personal so that it becomes routine. Members make small, weekly donations that get combined and passed-through to other nonprofit organizations at 100%!
They highlighted End 68 in the following article:
In 2011, Claire Bloom learned from a school teacher in her Dover, NH community that many kids in the free school lunch program endure hunger every weekend between Friday school lunch and Monday school breakfast (approximately 68 hours).
“That was the instant I said, ‘I have to do something about this. I can’t go through my life knowing that there is that kind of hunger in my town,’” states Bloom. Bloom was the first woman to be the second in command of the US Naval ship, USS Constitution, and she had founded and operated two companies after her Navy retirement in 1998. She knew her background had given her the ability to answer a social need.
End 68 Hours of Hunger started with 19 kids at three schools. Bloom serves as Executive Director and has never taken a salary. Today, thanks to donations, sponsorships, and partnerships with grocery megachains, it has an annual budget of $1.1 million and feeds over 2,500 children in seven states and counting.
“Towns find out about the program, and say, ‘I wonder if we have hungry children here?’ They investigate and say, ‘Oh my God, we do.’” says Bloom.
Thank you givetwig for helping to raise awareness!