Social Causes

Hunger Walk/Run 2011

March 13, 2011, people from all over the Atlanta area come together at Turner Field in a show of solidarity to promote the end of hunger in our community.  Hunger Walk/Run is an annual event that brings people from all walks of life together for an afternoon of entertainment, fellowship, and a nice walk through the city. And for the more athletic sort, there is a 5K run as well (don’t worry, I’ll be walking).

My team this year with Hub Atlanta has a goal of raising $1500 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB), and my personal goal is $500.  If you have a few bucks to spare today, would you consider donating? Read more…

B-Corporation Talk at Hub Atlanta

Last night, I had the pleasure of attended a talk on B-Corporations at Hub Atlanta – ‘A new members space for people working to create a better world.’

The talk was part of a monthly series that hosts talks on different aspects of Social Enterprise. From the Hub’s website: ‘Social Enterprise 101 is a robust nine month series of lectures, lunches and conversations that aims to map a deep and broad understanding of social enterprise in the South East.’

Moderated by local environmental writer/advocate, Jim Hackler, the panel included representatives from 3 local B-Corporations: Freeworld Media, ifPeople, and Better World Books.  These are incredible organizations that are showing what is possible when businesses think beyond shareholders and truly consider stakeholders. Read more…

My Hunger Walk Team

Hunger Walk/Run 2010On March 14th, the 26th annual Hunger Walk/Run will be held at Turner Field in Atlanta, and I’ve created a team to raise money for the Atlanta Community Food Bank and also raise awareness of the issues of hunger and poverty in our community.  If you are interested in getting involved as a walker or runner, check out my team page, or if you would like to help me achieve my personal goal of $500 raised for the food bank, please visit my personal page.

I’m a long-time supporter of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and have served on the Advisory Board for several years now.  The ACFB is a truly incredible organization that is doing fantastic work in the community.  I’m proud to be a part of a non-profit that receives such high marks from its national and local partners.

If you are able to participate or help me reach my fund raising goal, I will be very grateful.  Also, if you have any stories you would like to share around hunger and poverty, please leave a note in the comments.  Thank you for your support!