Monday, August 31, 2009

Internal Parasites

National surveys show that 72 percent of children aged 6–12 in rural areas suffer from iodine deficiency; 32 percent of school-age children are infected by intestinal parasites. In Haiti, almost 30,000 babies suffer of mental deficiencies because their mothers suffered from iodine deficiency during pregnancy. Source: WFP

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Undernutrition in Children

Undernutrition contributes to 53 percent of the 9.7 million deaths of children under five each year in developing countries. This means that one child dies every six seconds from malnutrition and related causes. Source:

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Join "All-Nighter" now! Colleges have already started fundraising!

Our goal: $250,000.00
Amount raised: $1,986.15
Number of teams: 12
Number of participants: 40

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Be Judicious With Your Communication

Tell us your thoughts about this: 84% of water-related deaths occur in children under age 14.
This is an awful statistic and not something that can be answered with a quick email. Think about it, really think. And then, please send your thought.
Thank you.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Haiti barely hangs on

Please send your thoughts and prayers and help us help Haiti
Haiti barely hangs on


4500 children die each day from diseases caused by contaminated water.
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Preventable water-related diseases

Every 15 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease, that's 4 deaths per minute!
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"All-Nighter" donations for food solutions

Please DM your thougts: Funds raised from "All-Nighter for the Poor" will go to "food solution programs"in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Funds from "All-Nighter" for Food Solution Projects

Please DM your thougts:
Funds raised from "All-Nighter for the Poor" will go to "food solution programs"in the Caribbean and Latin America

Children Pick Through Trash for Food

Families here cannot feed their children, so they resort to picking through trash for scraps to recycle and salvageable items to resell or even food to eat. Children with no shoes, dirt on their faces, and lice in their hair are everywhere on an average day. Many of them having a rusty color in their hair from exposure to the methane gas in the dump.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Fundraising Goal

Set a $1,000 fundraising goal. Ask 50 friends and family to donate $20 each, less than $2 an hour for the time your are participating (12 hours).

Haiti-One third of newborn babies are underweight

In Haiti, one third of newborn babies are born underweight; acute undernutrition among children under 5 is 9 percent; chronic undernutrition is 24 percent; 50 percent of pregnant women and two thirds of children under 5 are affected by anaemia.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Haiti Fact

76 percent of Haitians live with less than US$2 per day and 56 percent on less than US$1 per day, below the poverty line. Source: UN World Food Programme

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


When we are not afraid to confess our own poverty, we will be able to be with other people in theirs. -Henri Nouwen, priest

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

If you cannot attend the Orientation Breakfast'

If you/your college cannot attend this particular meeting (August 18), please let us know a convenient time for you and we will do another tutorial.In addition, we will be having some "practice" "All-Nighter for the Poor" sessions, to make sure everything is working right, so please check your updates for these run-throughs.

Purdue University student and Jamaica

Monday, August 10, 2009

Clinton and Haiti

Bill Clinton tells diaspora: `Haiti needs you now'

Friday, August 7, 2009

A Difference

"Each day when I awake I know I have one more day to make a difference in someone's life." -James Mann (b. 1946); writer

Miami Dade College

October 8 Miami Dade College Interamerican Campus is hosting a colloquia re: All Nighter with a guest speaker from Food For The Poor.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


The girl on the "All-Nighter" page is Kimberly. She is from Haiti. Her distended stomach means she is starving.

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