“We believe people want to do something radical with their resources,” said Scott Pentzer, cofounder of Forgo.it. “Now they think twice about buying that big chocolaty dessert and use the technology to feed a hungry kid!”
Through the middle of August, forgoers are raising funds to help Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF) ship a sea-container filled with aid to Zimbabwe. At over 6 meals per dollar donated, users can change the world for a starving child. For example, when someone forgoes a $10 movie, 62 meals will be shipped.
Forgo.it and CHF believe the social implications of this new technology are far reaching. They imagine people outdoing one another with their giving. “If someone forgoes a boat, maybe someone else will forgo a car or a house,” said Fred Martin, a Director at CHF.
“This is very exciting,” said Dave Phillips, President of Children’s Hunger Fund. “We can’t wait to see what wonderful things come from this new opportunity.”
About Children’s Hunger Fund
Children's Hunger Fund (CHF) is a Christian 501(c)3 nonprofit. For twenty years CHF has used food as a catalyst to change the lives of suffering children. CHF has distributed over 1 billion dollars in food and other resources to serve the needs of more than 10 million children across America and around the world. Since 1991, 99% of total contributions have been used for programs serving the needs of children. www.ChildrensHungerFund.org
Forgo.it is a mobile giving technology that helps you make a difference. Small decisions change the world. And it’s not just what you DO, but what you DON’T do. Imagine how many people we could help if you, and others like you, gave up little things. Forgo your morning coffee and help a child eat. Forgo your nice dinner out and help a family in need. Forgo.it helps you do just that. www.forgo.it