Sunday, December 2, 2007

Last Week of Hunger Firtness Challenge

The Fitness for Hunger Challenge was only scheduled for 6 weeks (so that we can make a donation before Christmas), which, shockingly, means that this upcoming week is the LAST WEEK. Make it a good one.
Among those of you participating, who is doing well? What are your causes? I'll be sending TT another $5 at least (having just missed my goal 3 weeks and flagrantly missed it the last 2), so I won't be the one picking the recipient of our money. Will it be TT? Sal Sis? Beth? Molly? Where will our money be going?
If you're not traching your exercise but would like to contribute to hunger alleviation, I'm sure TT would pool your money into the group donation (and, while some of you are way into the electronic commerce, cash can be mailed in a card, despite the postal service not wanting you to do it). TT also kindly made new data sheets. E-mail one of us and we can e-mail it to you if you would like it.

5 comments:

Sally's sister said...

I haven't kept good track. - but the effect was that I walked even when I didn't want to, and now it's habit - except this weekend (cold, rainy, painting). So I might just send $10 and call it good.

Molly said...

I seem to have lost TT's address. Could someone e-mail it to me? TT, do you accept checks?
There are so many worthy causes out there, I'm hesitant to suggest one... but today when I was walking out in the freezing cold I was thinking about how lucky I am to have a warm home to return to. I mean, actually how great it is that we have to encourage each other to leave our nice, cozy homes to get outside and exercise. So, my suggestion would be that we donate to either a homeless shelter or to someplace like habitat for humanity... Just a thought. Usually I'm more focused on environmental groups, and would be very happy to donate to any one of them, too.

Sparkling Squirrel said...

I'm going to advocate that we stick with hunger/shelter causes (secondary motivation for me to eat less as well as exercise) but even within that we have a wide range. I'd be happy with a shelter/soup kitchen in the "winner's" area, or with Second Harvest (which fills a great niche of being specialists at negotiating to get surplus/almost waste food to shelters, food pantries and soup kitchens). If we want to donate internationally the Heifer Project is really great and I think that Oxfam still does a good job for straight hunger. What else do you advocate?

Way to go Sal Sis and Molly for exercising in the cold!

Sally's sister said...

Any sound good to me. Do we think globally or locally? Or act globally and think locally. Or travel global and live locally? The conundrum of people starving in Africa, yet homeless in the US.

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