Monday, November 21, 2011

30 HOUR FAMINE Be inspired. Be involved. Be hungry.

On Friday, November 25th Ryerson residence students will participate in the 30 Hour Famine. The 30 Hour Famine is an event that was first initiated by World Vision. World Vision is a Christian organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. The 30 Hour Famine is the world's biggest youth fundraiser.


During this event, participants will fast for 30 hours in an effort to raise money to help countries in need around the world. The money raised will help impoverished communities access clean water and food. In addition, the funds will also go towards developing educational and child protection programs. As an example, last year, millions of dollars were raised by Famine supporters and some of it went towards feeding thousands of starving children in Uganda by providing agricultural education and farming tools to 800 families. 

Some of the activities that will take place during the 30 hours include:  board and video games, movies, Famine trivia and going to Nathan Philips Square to watch the Cavalcade of Lights. In addition, the lower gym in Kerr Hall has been booked for participants to use on the Saturday from 2-4PM. There will water and juices available plus a can’t-miss pizza party at the end of 30 hours. Come out for a fun filled weekend and support the cause to end Famine around the world. If you want to learn more about the cause, please visit  

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