Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
                   Phillip Brooks

    On each tour it's been my pleasure to bring the joy of giving to you.  The beneficiary of your
    generosity this year is The Hunger Project: Empowering women and men to end their own
    hunger. Included in your registration fee is a $25 donation to The Hunger Project.  You will
    receive a confirmation from them for your tax records.

    Their mission states...
    "Founded in 1977, The Hunger Project is a global, strategic organization committed to the
    sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, The Hunger Project empowers
    millions of women and men to end their own hunger. The Hunger Project has pioneered low-cost,
    bottom-up, gender-focused strategies in each region where hunger persists. These strategies
    mobilize clusters of rural villages to create and run their own programs that achieve lasting
    progress in health, education, nutrition and family income. In all our work, the highest priority is
    the empowerment of women. Women traditionally bear primary responsibility for family health,
    education, nutrition and - increasingly - family income."

    This group has earned a coveted 4 star rating from the Charity Navigator for the fiscal efficiency
    of their organization.  Simply put, most of what you donate to the Hunger Project goes to end

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more  food and lots to
smile about.  That's how
it works.
Mobilizing People
That's how you build self
reliance in the battle
against hunger.
The Hunger