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30 Hour Famine in Beijing

01 Mar

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.

See the promo video featuring 6 of the Beijing teens who are taking part in this year’s 30 Hour Famine

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!

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2 Comments

Posted by on March 1, 2011 in Other, Special Events, TCKs

 

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2 responses to “30 Hour Famine in Beijing

  1. Alaine

    March 3, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Thx for checking out my blog! (cross-posted here in case you didn’t see my reply)

    Hi Tanya,
    The trip has been postponed to the next academic school year so we can partner with more schools, organizations, and do more creative fundraising/grant writing. I would love to bring it to Beijing. :-)

    – Alaine

     
  2. Tanya

    March 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Although the final tally isn’t in yet, I wanted to update you on the Beijing 30 Hour Famine. So far they have raised over 250,000 RMB ($38,000 USD). It works out at over $350 per kid!

     

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