Posted by: jacquelinebsite | April 21, 2014

Food for the Poor


The last several months I have been considering doing a Food for the Poor Mission trip as my next travel prospect. I really want to have a completely different travel experience in a completely different part of the world and accomplish something meaningful while I’m there. I want to be more than just a tourist. For those who have not heard of the organization, here is an excerpt from their website: “Food for the Poor is the largest international relief and development organization in the United States. Founded in 1982, our interdenominational Christian ministry serves the poorest of the poor in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.”                                                                                         

In light of the Easter weekend I thought I would try a little experiment. It actually wasn’t originally intended to be an experiment, but somehow it ended up that way. I follow the organization on Facebook, and while going through my news feed, I came upon a request to make a $10 donation via text message. I donate to the organization here and there and figured since it was Easter weekend, It was a good reason to donate once again. It was set up so you could simply tap the donate icon and then tap “yes” when it asked if you wanted the donation just added to your phone bill. Easy as pie. It literally took two seconds. I thought I would share this request on my page in hopes others will be feeling generous on this Easter weekend. I made sure to mention that all you had to do was tap “yes” on the provided link below and it will just add $10 to your phone bill. I thought that even if I got 3 of my Facebook friends to donate, that’s $30 that could make a huge difference! I also added my husband’s name on the post so it would reach all of his friends as well.

Well, this story doesn’t end very happy. I didn’t get one “like” for my shared post (well, I got one but it was from my husband.) I tried to be positive thinking that maybe some people donated but just didn’t “like” the post. Unfortunately, the less optimistic part of me wasn’t so sure. I couldn’t help but think that even if you don’t have the money to donate, at least support the link with a “like.”

So here’s where the unintended experiment comes in. I posted a “selfie” shortly after and instantly received several “likes.” I think this speaks for itself. I figured I’d turn to my blog for my rant. If any of you fellow bloggers or followers would like to donate or learn more about this amazing organization, please visit the site below. Any amount helps.

http://foodforthepoor.org/

Thank you for reading!

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/because-the-night/

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_assignment/101-start-personalizing/

About these ads

Responses

  1. […] – http://worldruler007.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/daily-prompt-night-owl-i-flew-today/http://jackiesworldtravel.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/food-for-the-poor/http://sorayajan.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/766/ – […]

    Like

  2. […] in the Night and Fight the Light Angela McCauleyBecause The Night: Daily Prompt Among the Whispers Jackie’s TravelsFood for the Poor This is who I am…Night owl -I flew today Jenine SilosWhen I’m bored, I’m productive. […]

    Like

  3. Thank you!

    Like

  4. Don’t feel downhearted, Jackie. Most people already donate to charities like these monthly through their bank accounts. Or some just prefer to donate physical cash when given the opportunity, to avoid unscrupulous charities.
    You did your part. You raised awareness. Don’t feel negative.

    Like

    • Frankie, thanks for the comment. I actually thought the same thing but still let it get to me for some reason. You are right. I am glad I could raise some awareness :)

      Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

About-One-Thing

that matters the most

AskDaveNL

See www.AskDave.NL for my portfolio

SoCal Walking Photography

Walking Photours of Southern California & whatever else interests me...

simplygiselle

Come for the sass, stay for the class

Compass & Quill

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. - Helen Keller

daysandmonths

a journey of discovery with my camera...

Megan Elizabeth

Creative Imaginations

fusion is love

love, myths, friendship, futur, humour, mysteries, secrets, tales, fantasies

Thoughts From The Road

Jotting it Down As I Go

Tvor Travels

The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page - St. Augustine

The Eternal Traveller

Remembering past journeys, recording current trips and planning for the next one!

Planet Holland Traveler .Me

Sightseeing of Holland and the Netherlands

Welcome to the Music Club

Music Takes You on Journeys

Nicola Kirk

My Blog of Many Things

Trucker Turning Write

not just checked shirts and honky-tonk

Obzervashunal

Observations of my Universe through photography, graphics, and a salad bowl full of words

McCool Travel

Money-Saving Travel Tips for Fun Travelers

hocuspocus13

Magickal Arts

Paintings by Swav

The Spark of Energy

Cee's Photography

Learning and teaching the art of composition.

The Eclectic Eccentric

writer. shopaholic. foodie. beach bum. wanderer.

Czeching Out

A blog about the trials, tribulations and adventures of my girlfriend and I as we spend two years living in the Czech town of Pardubice.

Rural Iowa Pastor

Points to Ponder

Toby Gant's Photography Blog

tobygant.com: Just living the dream.

Featured stories and interviews . . .

Travel Tales of Life

Traveler. Adventurer. Storyteller.

amoursamar

Live a life of color.

Mon site officiel / My official website

Venez parler de tout ce dont vous avez envie avec moi. Donnez vos opinions en toute liberté. Laissez vos commentaires. Je vous attends nombreuses et nombreux !!! / Translation in English for people who don't speak French : come to speak about all of which you want with me. Give your opinions with complete freedom. Leave your comments. I await you many and many !!!

Prairie Views

~ Dreamy abstraction in a 100 year old Four Square Farm House as Fall Slowly Creeps Into The Flint Hills

Mik Mob's Music Mass

share your favourite tunes with The Mob

Bookish Love

Reading, Knitting, Camping, Cooking and Exploring

Ben's Bitter Blog

"We make bitter better."

Jackie's World Travel

"To travel is to live"

Brown.Boy.Speaks

Boutique Traveler, Coffee Addict, Foodie, Photographer and stories of my life...

Wind Against Current

Thoughts on kayaking, science, and life

genusrosa

words. matter.

Nervous Talk

The thoughts of a neuroscience student

Vanerpaddel

Kayaks and things about paddling

My Food Odyssey

Food. Country Life. Travel. Photography.

tea & paper

nest for simplicity and creativity

Stella in the sun

Nothing good is a miracle, nothing lovely is a dream - Richard Bach

A Holistic Journey

Finding my way back out of motherhood -- while mothering

Rubber Tyres --> Smooth Rides

Through The Smoking Glass, From The Ivory Tower!

graceincorporated

God's grace incorporated into our daily lives

picturingpositive

Making the most of every new day!

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 259 other followers

%d bloggers like this: