WOW Feed the children

What if there wasn't a single child that went to bed hungry?

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Founding Story: Share a story about a key experience or spark that helps the network understand why this project got started or a story about how you became inspired about the potential for this project to succeed.

When a child is born into this world, they didn't have a choice. Children don't have a lot of say as to what family they are born to and the financial stability the child has. It is not fair to them that they have to go without food when people can do something about it. The children are our future, they are what our world will be made up of and they need us.

Which categories describe you? (the answer will not be public)

  • Black or African American (for example: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian)

Website

http://ashlynh.com

Location: Where is your organization headquartered? [State]

  • California

Location: Where is your organization headquartered? [City]

Twentynine Palms

Location: Where is your project primarily creating impact? [State]

  • Arizona

Location: Where is your project primarily creating impact? [City]

Phoenix

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

My project is to bring awareness to hungry children and have the ability to donate to an origination that helps give food to children who need it. As a designer, I plan to design a campaign to bring attention to this problem and design a shirt that can be purchased that will also bring awareness to this problem plus 25% of the profits will go to an organizations like Feeding America’s Hungry Children.

No child should go to bed hungry every night! The children are our future.. and our future needs us.

Is your model focused on any of the following traditionally underserved communities?

  • Other

Does your model work within any of the following sectors?

  • Child and Family Services

Year Founded

2016

Project Stage

  • Idea (poised to launch)

Example: Walk the network through a specific example of what happens when a person or group engages with your solution.

There will be advertisements such as social media post and a video made that will inform people on the problem (starving children) and then direct them to where they can purchase a shirt that will help the cause.

Impact: What was the impact of your work last year? Please also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

This project was not available last year, but I believe that this project could help hundreds if not thousands of starving children.

Organization Type

  • for-profit

Annual Budget

  • $1k - $10k

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is your solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

This project requires little budget, but to maintain and to grow in the future I want to add more organizations that are in need. Partner up with bigger groups on social media to bring more attention.

Unique Value Proposition: How else is this problem being addressed? Are there other organizations working in the same field, and how does your project differ from these other approaches?

This problem as been addressed by organization that host fundraisers. My project is different because one would get a beautifully designed high quality shirt that will remind them of the good that they did plus have something that they can "take home".

Reflect on the Field and its Future: Stepping outside of your project, what do you see as the most important or promising shifts that can advance children’s wellbeing?

What is most important all depends on what someone believes that problem really is. But, we are in a "everything is online" time right now so my viewpoint is to get your organization online. Get in front of the people that you need to help you get that project out there and start making a difference. This is every important because the people who are having the children are the ones that are online and if you are trying to get their attention, online is where you need to be.

Source: How did you hear about the Children’s Wellbeing Challenge? (the answer will not be public)

  • Twitter

Evaluation results

5 evaluations so far

1. Relevance: Does this project seem to help children (ages 0 to 12 years) develop a strong sense of self, belonging, and purpose?

5 - Yes, this is great! The project lays out a strong, compelling case for how its model nurtures children’s wellbeing. - 20%

4 - It seems like a good fit, and the model talks explicitly about children’s wellbeing. - 0%

3 - I think so. The project seems related to children’s wellbeing, but the logic is vague. - 80%

2 - Not sure. The project doesn’t have much to do with wellbeing, or it doesn’t give enough information. - 0%

1 - Nope, this project definitely doesn’t fit the challenge brief (e.g., It doesn’t help kids younger than 12, isn’t in the U.S., etc.) - 0%

2. Innovation: Does this project tackle children’s wellbeing from a new angle?

5 - I loved this! The project describes a novel model that addresses important cultural or systemic barriers. - 0%

4 - This is pretty cool. The project is addressing an important problem in a new or compelling way. - 0%

3 - I feel like there’s something there, but I want more details about what makes it distinctive. - 40%

2 - It’s a good project, but I’ve seen others like it before. - 40%

1 - It was confusing or hard to tell what it made it different. - 20%

3. Social Impact: What is this project’s potential for creating positive social impact?

5 - Lots of potential. This project is achieving impressive results, and it’s growing quickly. It could absolutely inspire changes in the ways we approach caring for kids nationally, across sectors (e.g. childcare, healthcare, education). - 0%

4 - Pretty good potential. This project demonstrates significant positive impact so far, and it could scale regionally or nationally one day and fundamentally change how a system operates (e.g. childcare, healthcare, education). - 0%

3 - Budding potential. This project is creating local impact, but it would take a few adjustments before it could scale. - 20%

2 - Some potential. This project demonstrates some initial positive impact, but it would require major changes before it could scale. - 40%

1 - Limited potential. This project has great intentions, but it looks like it does not include key drivers of a shift towards children’s wellbeing. - 40%

4. Overall, how do you feel about this idea?

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 0%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 0%

3 - I think the idea is great, but it needs some work before it moves onto the next round. - 40%

2 - I liked it fine but preferred others. - 0%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. Needs significant revisions. - 60%

5. Offer some feedback. Where should this participant spend some time revising?

DEFINING THE PROBLEM. Make sure to articulate the root causes or main barriers of the social issue your project addresses. (Founding Story, Problem, Solution). - 50%

CLARITY OF MODEL. Make sure to mention (a.) the beneficiary, b) the main activities, and c) how those activities drive social impact. Keep it streamlined! - 100%

MARKETPLACE. Make sure to research other players in this space and articulate how this project is different. I didn’t get a complete sense of how this project compares to others. - 50%

IMPACT POTENTIAL. Make sure to use specific numbers to describe what your project has achieved so far! And consider how you might scale the model or its insights, through partnerships, trainings, or franchising. - 75%

WRITING STYLE. Try to stay concise and make it vivid. Avoid jargon. - 50%

Nothing stands out! I thought it was great. - 0%

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Thanks for your work! Hope you can connect with other child and anti- hunger organizations/ advocates as well on this idea. Best of luck!

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