ONE VOICE, ONE DOLLAR – Fight Against Poverty

October 15, 2008 Katja Presnal

I know we all have busy lives, so I have made it very easy for you to make a difference in less than 3 minutes.

Join me in fighting against Global Poverty on Blog Action Day.

Today is the Blog Action Day. ONE day, bloggers uniting around the world to raise awareness and fight against poverty.

Today I have two issues I would like you to join “Tell the Candidates” and “Peanuts for Peanuts”.

You can read more below about the two organizations I’m supporting today ONE.org and Project Peanut Butter.

Me and all the other Eleven Moms have partnered with Walmart, and Walmart will be matching every dollar we are able to donate on the end of today. Most bloggers are donating 100% of their blog income of today.

But my side bar is not paid ads – it’s sharing the links I support. I do not blog for money but today I wish I was. I am committed to donate minimum of 50$ today for Project Peanut Butter, but with your help, I would like to donate more, so I have added a Paypal donation button for ONE dollar. Really, that’s peanuts, you can do it, right?

PLEASE JOIN ME TODAY IN MY EFFORTS TO
MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH TWO EASY WAYS

1. TELL THE CANDIDATES

Sign this Petition at ONE.org to send a message to Barack Obama and John McCain that we expect them to keep their commitments to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Dear Senators Obama and McCain,

As you work to find a solution to the global financial crisis, please do not waver in your support for the world’s poorest people. It is now more important than ever to stand up for effective, efficient solutions that save millions of lives, strengthen the global economy, and win the hearts and minds of people around the world. I’m keeping my commitment to fight global poverty, and I ask you to do the same.

SIGN THIS NOW

2. PEANUTS FOR PEANUTS
Click and Donate ONE Dollar





Your ONE dollar donation will go for Project Peanut Butter and I have partnered with Walmart – they will match our donation dollar per dollar.

If you want to donate more than ONE dollar, use the button on the bottom of this blog post.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS I SUPPORT

ONE.ORG

ONE organization is raising public awareness about the issues of global poverty, hunger, disease and efforts to fight such problems in the world’s poorest countries. As ONE group of people we can ask our leaders to do more to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. ONE believes that allocating more of the U.S. budget toward providing basic needs like health, education, clean water and food would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the world’s poorest countries.

I have been a member of ONE for years and I usually sign their petitions and write to local newspapers and their editors of the issues ONE shares with me in their emails. Last year one of my articles of global poverty was also published in a local newspaper in Colorado.

PROJECT PEANUT BUTTER

I learned about Project Peanut Butter from Colleen at Classy Mommy, she donates all her blog’s income for this organization. Project Peanut Butter is a therapeutic feeding program for malnourished children in Malawi and Sierra Leone, on the continent of Africa.

Project Peanut Butter has production facilities in Malawi and Sierra Leone. The child mortality rates in these two African countries are among the highest in the world. In Malawi, a peaceful, land-locked country of 14 million people in sub-Sahara Africa, 70% of all children are malnourished. Just until recently, 23% of Malawi’s children died before their fifth birthdays.

Project Peanut Butter was founded by Professor Mark Manary, M.D., a pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and a professor of pediatric medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. He developed Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), a food that offers a 95% recovery rate for severely malnourished children. This food is peanut butter based with added dairy, vitamins and mineral and is made locally minimizing the distribution costs. The peanut butter based RUTF doesn’t have to be refrigerated and can be administered at home. This food raises children’s recovery rate from 30% to 90%.

Please Join Me To Support Project Peanut Butter.

I am committed to donate all my blog income of today for Project Peanut Butter and I am asking for your ONE dollar donation for this cause. Walmart will match our donation today, dollar per dollar.

Donate now.
If you would like to donate more than a dollar, use this button below.
If you donate 50$ or more, you will receive a one month sidebar button on my blog.





Tote and Tee, children’s custom tee company also joined with me to raise money for Project Peanut Butter. Shop now at Tote and Tee, use code KATJA and get 10% off your order – and 10% will be donated to Project Peanut Butter.

Pictures: Project Peanut Butter

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (9)

  1. jesshatt

    there’s a website that lets you advertise your business or service for $1, and then they donate 20% of each contribution to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
    Pretty neat, you can help your self (or business) and also help sick kids.

    Plus $1 advertising is pretty hard to beat :)

  2. Therese

    What you are doing is great.

    Am I too late to join? I see you have that Walmart matched your donation already, let me know if I can still help in anyway.

  3. Cynthia Wunsch

    Thank you so much for bringing ONE to my attention and for your support of Blog Action Day. I applaud everyone’s efforts in raising awareness and it’s been really enlightening to see so many takes on poverty from the niche blogs!

    I tried to digg your post but digg didn’t like the url. And of course I’ve blogged today, too.

    One person really can make a difference in people’s lives! Thank you for inspiring me!

  4. Dana Jae (and Eliza too!)

    It was an honor to donate to such a worthy cause, thank you for bringing this to the forefront!

  5. Alexis

    We can certainly all do our part in raising awareness and helping in the fight against poverty. These organizations are great and prove that even a little help, like one dollar, can go a long way!

    We’re also blogging about poverty today and regularly offer those in need resources that will help them succeed in our technology driven, expensive world. We’re trying to help end the cycle, check us out!

  6. Classy Mommy

    i love how you are encouraging your readers to give $1 or “peanuts” as well. you are always so inspiring with all that you do. i feel so privileged to have met you in our little corner of the blog world. xo colleen :)

  7. lynnae

    Thanks so much for raising awareness about poverty throughout the world! I know that if everyone contributes just a little, we can make a big difference!

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