Students Harness Social Media to Pull an All-Nighter For The Poor

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College students that appear in the video include (L to R) Janelle Lynch, a Resident Assistant and Student Ambassador at University of West Florida; Chris Anton, a student at Georgia Institute of Technology; Lauren Anton,a member of Phi Mu at Florida State University; and Ryan Brace, a student at The University of Florida.
College students that appear in the video include (L to R) Janelle Ferguson, a Resident Assistant and Student Ambassador at University of West Florida; Chris Anton, a student at Georgia Institute of Technology; Lauren Anton,a member of Phi Mu at Florida State University; and Ryan Brace, a student at The University of Florida.

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (August 2, 2013) – Rival college students, proudly sporting their collegiate T-shirts, recently set aside their differences to demonstrate their solidarity with Food For The Poor’s upcoming All-Nighter For The Poor on Oct. 17.

Together in a video, they ask students worldwide to harness their social media power to host an All-Nighter event on their campus. By raising money and awareness about malnutrition, students can make a tangible difference in tackling poverty in developing countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.

“The goal is to give people a 'hand-up' as opposed to a 'hand out', said Ryan Brace, a University of Florida student in the video. “All-Nighter for the Poor is aimed at creating sustainable change by developing agriculture, aquaculture and animal husbandry projects, as well as vocational training and village projects.”

Interested students can find helpful resources to plan an All-Nighter online, and templates to create personalized fundraising web pages. Participating in the charity’s All-Nighter is a great opportunity for campuses and their student organizations to demonstrate their philanthropic spirit, be creative and have fun for a good cause.

“Students are encouraged to email their friends and contacts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as their general contacts to ask them to help the poor,” said Angel Aloma, Food For The Poor’s Executive Director.

Are you ready to change the world? To learn more please call 1-877-654-2960, ext. 6069.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Jennifer Leigh Oates

Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6054
jennifero@foodforthepoor.com