Race Against Hunger Student Spotlight
Action Against Hunger inspired me to help out. We got pledges for the Race, which was sponsored through my school, The Ancona School. I felt proud to have participated in helping others.
Next, I wanted to do more once the Race was over. I realized that my birthday was coming up, and I saw no reason not to use my party as a way to raise money. I figured that using our money for other people who need it was a better way than spending it on things I might want, but don’t really need. So to continue my plan, I asked my friends to bring a donation instead of buying something for me. That part was hard to do, as I like getting new things.
It was the pictures and slideshow that were shown to us that did the trick to get me interested in Action Against Hunger. [The presentation] included a picture of two boys before their treatment and after. There was a BIG difference.
After [the party], I felt really good that I made an effort to make other people’s lives better on my own time. This took sacrificing more things I could have gotten, but actually didn’t need. But as it turned out, I got few used books anyway from my neighbor who had old ones that she wanted to give me. (I love books!)
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