Jul 28, 2011

We're A Finalist for the VH1 Do Something Awards!

Top of the morning!  I'm please to share with you that our Executive Director, Adam Lowy, is a top 5 Finalist for this year's VH1 Do Something Awards.  What does this mean?  We will be put in the national spotlight on VH1 on August 18th with a chance to win a $100,000 grant for our cause!

With any contest, we need votes!

Please Help Move For Hunger Win the VH1 Do Something Awards!  Vote Today!

The DoSomething Awards recognizes "young-people" who are working to enact social change throughout the country. Out of literally thousands of nominees from across the country, we were chosen as one of the Top-5 finalists!

The award show will air on VH1 on August 18 and it gives us the chance to shine a light on all the good our family of movers has done over the past few years. We are the only Hunger Relief organization in the running for the award. 

With your help we can take home the top-prize, that includes a $100,000 grant and the ability to bring more awareness to the ever growing need throughout our country.

All you have to do is click:  http://www.vh1.com/shows/events/do_something_awards/2011/the-do-something-award/. Once at the site, click the "Vote" button next to Adam's lovely picture. From there you can sign in with your Facebook account or create a free account to complete the voting process.  

The best part is you can vote once a day, every day until August 11th. 

Since 2009, Move For Hunger has worked with moving companies to deliver over 325,000 lbs of food to food banks across America.  We could never have made it to where we are today without your continued support, and we look forward to bringing more awareness to America's hunger fight.  

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May 13, 2011

Move For Hunger: We Did It!

Awarding the Mover of the Month award
Awarding the Mover of the Month award

On behalf of  Move For Hunger, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your generous donations during Global Giving's Open Challenge.  Your support has earned us a permanent spot on this amazing fundraising website and eliminated the costs associated with our prior fundraising site (A total savings of over $300 per year!)

Over the past few months, we have been hard at work to shed more light on the growing problem of hunger in this country.  Through a recent grant with Ford Motor Company, Move For Hunger's executive director was able to take a 28 day, 9,000 mile road trip across America.  During this journey, he visited food banks, movers, and other people looking to get involved in our hunger relief efforts.  You can watch some videos from the trip at www.MoveForHungerEvents.org

During the spring, we set up a mulitude of Gold's Gym Food Drives across the country.  Our movers generously provided boxes and transportation services for the event.  While we still have one more going for the month of May, Move For Hunger was able to collect over 1,200 lbs of food during these drives.  That's enough to provide over 960 meals to those in need!

We have tons more planned for 2011, and I can't thank you enough for your continued support.  Your donations make a HUGE impact to our cause.  Please continue spread the word about our growing organization.  If you haven't done so already, please follow us on our Facebook & Twitter pages to keep up with our activity on a daily basis.  We haven't quite been around for 3 years yet, but we're already approaching 200,000 lbs of food collected.  Thank you again to all of our donors, movers, food banks, and partners who continue to support Move For Hunger.  We'll be checking back soon!

We love our generous movers!
We love our generous movers!
Gold's Gym Food Drive - Syracuse, NY
Gold's Gym Food Drive - Syracuse, NY

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