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Why We Love Rice Bowls

Pocket change. We all have it. Why not save it and give it to hungry orphans? Rice Bowls allows you to easily collect your pocket change and donate it to orphanages around the world. Just follow these steps:

  1. Give the bowls out to a group of friends, family, or coworkers.
  2. Announce a gathering date. (4-6 weeks after start date)
  3. Inspire everyone to fill their bowls.
  4. Collect the bowls on the gathering date.
  5. Break ’em open and add everything up.
  6. Submit funds online or send a check with the return slip.

At Rice Bowls, every orphan is important. They believe “every child needs four basic necessities: Provision, Protection, Affection, and Instruction.” In order to fulfill these basic needs, Rice Bowls has found a simple and easy way to collect our change and donate it for a good cause. They partner with many organizations and orphanages such as Helping Hands, Village of Hope, and Mercy Village, in the countries of Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, South Africa, Rwanda, Ethiopia, India, and the Philippines.


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1,000 Days

Did you know that from the start of a woman’s pregnancy to her child’s 2nd birthday is 1000 days? That 1,000 days is so crucial to the health of that child. Those days “offer a unique opportunity to shape healthier and more prosperous futures. The right nutrition during this 1,000 day window can have an enormous impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn, and rise out of poverty. It can also have a profound effect on the long-term health, stability, and development of entire communities and nations.”

What is the Issue? The issue is undernutrition. The children are ultimately not receiving the proper nutrients to sustain their lives. Undernutrition “arises when there is inadequate consumption, poor absorption or an excessive loss of nutrients. Undernutrition is a form of malnutrition and sometimes the two terms are used interchangeably.”

Evidence that good nutrition is key during the first 1,000 days:
  • save more than one million lives each year;
  • significantly reduce the human and economic burden of diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS;
  • reduce the risk for developing various non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, and other chronic conditions later in life;
  • improve an individual’s educational achievement and earning potential; and,
  • increase a country’s GDP by at least 2-3 percent annually.
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World Relief: Stand for the Vulnerable

“Every second of every day children are orphaned by disease, women are widowed by conflicts, families are devastated by natural disasters and refugees are relocated to new countries. These are the heartbreaking stories of the vulnerable.”

World Relief stands for the vulnerable. Their purpose is to empower communities to holistically serve with initiatives in education, health, child development, agriculture, food security, anti-trafficking, immigrant services, micro-enterprise, disaster response and refugee resettlement. World Relief works within local communities and around the globe. Although World Relief works within several different areas of vulnerability, each area works through the process of healing, reconciliations, transformation and empowerment.

World Relief’s Causes:

Stand/For Children

Stand/For Women

Stand/For the Displaced

Stand/For the Devastated

Stand/For Opportunity


Stand/With Me: Get Involved! To learn how you can help World Relief, click here.

Shop at World Relief’s online store, the Catalogue of Hope. Purchase practical items for those in need: such as backpacks for refugees in the United States, goats for families in Zambia, or help provide services to victims of human trafficking, click here.

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In 2010 alone, there were 925 million hungry people in the world.

In 2010, 46.9 million people were in poverty in the United States. This is the largest number in the 52 years for which poverty rates have been published.

Cited from www.worldhunger.org.

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Project 7: Projects for Good

Greed. Pride. Gluttony. These are just a few of the notorious seven deadly sins. But what if we turned those seven sins upside down? Project 7 does just that. For example, “instead of focusing on a person who is gluttonous, focus on helping the person who has nothing to eat.” Project 7 accomplishes their goal to make a positive difference through seven different global needs. Heal the Sick. Save the Earth. House the Homeless. Feed the Hungry. Quench the Thirsty. Teach Them Well. And Hope for Peace. There are three ways Project 7 accomplishes these global needs:

1. Funding: “You buy. We give.” Their intension is not for you to buy more stuff, just change what you buy. Project 7 offers their products online and at several retail locations. Their products include: water, coffee, t-shirts, mints, and gum.

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