Last year about 80 teenagers in Beijing did the 30 Hour Famine and raised $25,000 USD to go to benefit people in Haiti, where the earthquake had happened so recently. Not bad for their first time taking part!
This year there are 130 teens signed up for the Beijing Famine, and they’re aiming to raise at least $30,000 USD, to again go toward rebuilding efforts in Haiti.
Their fast and overnight event are happening this weekend, March 4th and 5th. The event includes several hours of service, where the kids will visit a school for blind orphans and help out with yardwork etc.
It’s great to see TCKs getting involved in raising money for charity. There have been bake sales at several schools, kids auctioning off their hair, a swim-a-thon, and other creative fundraising initiatives. The group is also raising money online – you can sponsor individual kids or the group as a whole here.
**Update: we’ve posted a report from the event (including photos). The group reached their fundraising target – to find out how much they raised, read the report!