Entries in Change the World (3)


Help End Childhood Hunger in America. Yes, America.

Many of my most prized childhood memories while growing up in Iowa involve food. I think back to Thanksgiving, sweet corn days, and other family events symbolized by a home cooked meal. I was lucky that even when times were tough; there was always food for our family to eat.

It is hard to imagine growing up in America being hungry. One in five children in the U.S. struggles with hunger. Kids tell us what hunger feels like:

Help by dining out at participating restaurants: http://dineout.nokidhungry.org/maps.

Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.

The funds raised through Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry support its work connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. Let's help create positive memories and a brighter future for these children in need and their families. Click to find out ways you can help: http://www.nokidhungry.org.


Dine Out to Help Us End Childhood Hunger in America

As a mom, I can't imagine how hopeless I would feel, if I wasn't able to provide for my family. For those of us who don't face these challenges, we should be the first to help others in need.

Take 60 seconds to learn about childhood hunger in the United States:

Now find ways to help this worthy cause, The Great American Dine Out:

  • Follow us on Twitter at @Dine_Out for the latest developments.
  • Retweet others on Twitter using the hashtags #nokidhungry and #dineout.
  • RSVP for the Great American Dine Out Facebook Event on September 19-25.
  • Blog about this nationwide event and invite others to join this cause.
  • Dine out at a local restaurant near you. Search here to see who is participating!

Thank you to all who are supporting and promoting this year's Great American Dine Out, especially Amanda Hite.


Change the World in 15 Minutes

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the People Report Workforce Symposium. It was well-organized by Joni Thomas Doolin and her dedicated People Report team. There were many other attendees and speakers who influenced me with their motivational stories.

Photo Credits: Leigh Caraccioli

I'm grateful that my paths crossed with Nate St. Pierre. Nate created a global community called, It Starts With Us. His goal was to simply, "Change the World". Each week, Nate provides a 15 minute assignment focused on helping others in a fun way. Since its conception, Nate demonstrates his servant leadership skills and humble personality that continues to attract others to this worldwide movement.

The It Starts With Us team grows and gives encouragement to those who need hope. Nate also created a Love Bomb team that supports others online too. Opportunities to help strangers truly put your own blessings into perspective.

The impact of the It Starts With Us revolution is hard to ignore. Nate complied an e-book to share some of these stories from the weekly missions last year. They are heartwarming and demonstrate the power that we have to change the world in just 15 minutes a week. Follow Nate on Twitter at @ItStartsWithUs and view the other world changing tweets at #ISWU.