So, this was supposed to the the THIRD day of giving, but as I explained yesterday, we mixed up dates for the Unidas por Puerto Rico benefit event, so just pretend this is Day three, and we’ll go back to our regularly scheduled giving plan for day five!

Today our donation bought 3000 meals for hungry school-aged children through Three Square!

Childhood hunger is a huge problem in Southern Nevada.  Here are some facts:

  • More than 109,000 children regularly go hungry.
  • More than 62% of children in Clark County schools — that’s more than 207,000 students — are enrolled in free or reduced-price meal programs.

Food insecurity can lead in to problems well in to adulthood, being hungry leads to poor concentration in school and a inability to learn.

Three Square:

During the holiday season, generous corporations in Nevada match donations, so every dollar we donated was matched!

Three Square has been given a four star Charity Navigator rating.  This is our third year supporting Three Square. You can also support them using your Amazon account!  There are many other ways you can support Three Square right now – check this page to see what local companies also donate to Three Square when you shop there – they include Uber and Shake Shack!

Join us in our #12DaysOfGving – support the charities we’ve vetted or choose your own!  I can’t imagine not being able to provide my kids with meals – there were times in my life where every dollar counted, but I was still able to put food on my table.  Let’s make it a little easier for families this holiday season!

(Charlie eating a healthy Saturday morning breakfast of cookie dough…don’t tell her we sneak in flax, protein powder and oats…)