IamA hosting a Charity Concert in NYC in a week for hunger relief through women education. We've helped thousands of women and children receiving food and education in many countries in the last 10 years. AMA
My name is Winnie, the coordinator for the Concert to Feed the HungryNYC on April 28 in Lower East Side. I started to volunteer at Concert to Feed the Hungry NYC a few years ago and find it fun working with different artists for good cause. This concert has changed the lives of thousands of women and children in India, Nicaragua, Haiti, Detroit, NY as well as many other areas suffering from hunger and crisis through job training and education. The concert will kick off in a week!
Through helping at the concert, I learned that hunger relief in developing countries is highly correlated with the empowerment of women. If a woman receives education and have equal access to opportunities, she can share the economic responsibility with the partner. The family can afford more food and education to the children. The whole family becomes stronger and healthier. The children will understand the women's rights by looking up to the economic contribution from his mother and sisters. The whole family will benefit from this intergenerational effect through women's education. Not only academic education, we also sponsor agricultural training and breastfeeding classes to women too. I hope that more women will take a brave stand for herself.
Our charity is run by volunteers. We're grateful to receive much support from the community and the artists. All artists and volunteers at the concert are non-paid. The expenses of this concert are printed materials, the friendly rental at the church, as well as the basic refreshments to the volunteers, the helpers from the church, and the artists.
It is tough to run a small non-profit in NYC because of the expensive living standard. Many small volunteering based charities in NYC have dissolved. From my experience in non-profits, it is because small non-profits are lack of the resources/ knowledge of social media. We can still manage to survive with our seeds planted years ago. However, we are striving but receiving more sponsorship applications ever than before and trying to help as many people as we could. However, we have very limited resources.
I have been volunteering as leadership roles in different charities and organizing different events for years. I hope this tread will draw support and awareness from the fellow Redditors on small non-profits. Reach out to small non-profits in your neighborhood: attending their concerts and events. Most of these events only cost you a few cups of Starbucks but your generosity will help them survive another year and more people will benefit from your sponsorship. AMA!!
Thank you very much for your encouragement and support! You can help us by joining our concert and walks. Each year we host the Concert to Feed the Hungry in NYC and around TEN Walks to Feed the Hungry in the States and UK. We need more people coming to our concert this SUNDAY! Please share our concert with your friends and families in NYC!! THANKS!! The cost of one cup of latte can feed a child!!
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When I opened this post, I expected most questions would be about the challenges of running a small non-profit or concert preparation. However, I am staggered by many criticisms on women's education. For those cares much about assistance to men, we do sponsor programs in helping homeless in NYC, farmers in Cameroon, as well as schools for both boys and girls. I respect the fact that everyone has different preferences in the groups they care for. I highly encourage everyone participating in the charities which focus on the good cause of any interest. Or even, start your own non-profits and share your experiences with us.