Back in June of 2011, CPXample was introduced to an organization that helps feed hungry children all over the world. Through local volunteers and donations, more than 4,000 children in 22 countries are currently being helped by the organization. ChildCry remains dedicated to their humanitarian efforts and we wanted to update our readers on what they’ve been doing recently in their fight to end child hunger.
ChildCry is an organization focused on feeding hungry and other resource deprived children. The organization has been involved in many projects including a weeklong trip to Kakabalika, a boys living facility in Africa. There, they spent time with the boys, feeding and bonding over the fact that in reality, they are not so different from each other. They were also able to better understand the living conditions that the young boys face every day. Trips like these are very meaningful to the team members of ChildCry. Meeting and interacting with the children that they work so hard to help makes the feeling of giving that much more special.
Another project that CPXample has covered for ChildCry was the Nom Nom Snack Bag Project. ChildCry teamed up with Freedom Square, who feeds and gives support to inner-city families. They produce snack bags containing delicious and nutritious snacks for children living in the Brooklyn area who aren’t accustomed to receiving a bagged lunch, let alone one that provides nutrition. The Nom Nom project aim is to target the most needy children in the school by partnering with school nurses, counselors, therapists and administrators. The concept is simple—a take-home snack bag that will be delivered to schools on a weekly basis. The snack bags contain five healthy and nutritious items which are non-perishable. They are distributed to children ages 4–18.
On May 19th, ChildCry helped provide volunteers for a Triathlon. While at the event, they were also able to raise awareness for their program and show what they do for hungry children all around the world. Almost 25 volunteers worked at the 2012 Harryman Triathlon where over 300 athletes plunged into the cold ocean, biked and then ran 17 miles, all to give ChildCry a more recognizable name. The triathlon was a huge success and ChildCry already has plans for their next race in September. With each race and event that ChildCry hosts, they hope to extend their message and continue to raise awareness about child hunger in an effort to attract more volunteers and donators.