My inspiration came from thinking about a buddy of mine who introduced me to Not On Our Watch, a humanitarian organization founded by actors George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt.
For some of you, those questions may just be too much to deal with. Here is my position. There is always someone hungry. Always! After all, we are not crocodiles; we can’t go without food for a year. Unfortunately, we live in a world which is very selfish, and it encourages giving as a PR stunt or a way to look cultured.
I think people in third world countries, who do not have the ability to help each other need international donations to help them. I think these charities should help more of those communities to help themselves. When you give to charity investigate first, to ensure that your money is being used responsibly. Also try and donate your time and effort to the areas your charity does work. In this case you get to see first hand how your donations are being used and it may encourage you to do more to help.
In 2008, Not On Our Watch’s George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, producer Jerry Weintraub and civil rights lawyer David Pressman donated $500,000 to the United Nations World Food Program in Darfur, following warnings that cash shortages could ground its humanitarian flights.
Asking for help from your neighbors is very hard. In third world countries that option is not even availble. Some people end up going to dumpsters to find something to eat. As we edge the world to save energy, we should also edge the world to give the food they don’t eat, to organizations which can held local families and kids who are starving and hungry. We always cook more than enough, we buy more than enough, we order more than enough and we always throw away food. DON’T
Even in the United States, 46 percent of African-American children and 49 percent of Latino children are considered chronically hungry.
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