It’s officially Day 3 of the 2nd Annual Heifer Hack Week. “What is that?” you may ask. The short and sweet answer is that Heifer Hack Week is a time for us, the Lifeblue team, to do our part in the fight to end hunger and poverty by donating our time and skills to the cause through doing what we do best: design, coding and strategy.
Busy or not, we stop what we are doing and load the team onto a plane to head to the Heifer International Headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. For the days that follow, a variety of projects are divvied up and completed by the team at a rapid pace. Rain or shine, rested or restless, we are here with no sign of slowing down. Each project counts. Every minute matters. Anything we can do to help the organization make the donation process easier or to spread the word of the impact you can personally make towards ending ending world hunger and poverty in a sustainable way is an effort worth investing in.
Can't code or can't make it to Little Rock this week to join the fight? Its alright, there is much to be done and many ways for you to help. Create a spark, inspire change, transform lives. In a handful of ways like these, you too can make a difference in the fight against world hunger:
- Learn. The first step to change is to know the problem (world hunger) and then to believe in the solution. Heifer has a proven solution that has helped hundreds of thousands of families for just a score under 100 years. There are many challenges that Heifer takes on but take 5 minutes right now (or more if you have it) and find out what Heifer does and why their solution works!
- Donate your social reach. Sharing information about who Heifer is, their cause, and how to donate goes further than you think. If one person takes action because of it, we all succeed. Many small wins eventually turn into big wins!
- Donate or Fundraise $. If you like the cause and are looking to share some of your financial good fortune this year, think about making a donation. Whether you have $1 to give or $10,000, every single cent counts when we are talking about making a change.
And always remember, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." (-Margaret Mead)