Last week Al Peterson’s NTS Media Online: The Weekly Digest of Talk Media conducted an interview discussing the 2012 kids in 2012 project that King’s Ransom Foundation and Food For Orphans have been heavily involved in.
At the beginning of the year the two non-profits collaborated with a goal to feed 2,012 orphans in 2012. This goal was reached in May and is still collecting attention, support, and donations. The cost of one meal per child is 25 cents, meaning that it only costs $92 to feed a child for an entire year!
This project has been made possible not only because of the non-profits and food manufacturing companies but was spearheaded by talk show hosts Kevin McCullough, Dani Johnson, and Stephen Baldwin. When asked how Kevin McCullough managed to bring everyone together,
“I introduced Stephen to the folks at Food For Orphans a couple of years
ago. Through them Stephen and his wife and family toured poverty
stricken regions of the Dominican Republic where they witnessed people
harvesting ‘food’ from garbage dumps and toured an AIDS home for kids
diagnosed with HIV. It was a very powerful life changing experience
for Stephen, as well as for his wife and daughters, and they were very
motivated to find a way to not just help people, but also to help them
change their lives.
“Dani — who many people recognize from when she was featured on ABCTV’s
Secret Millionaire and who now hosts a talk show that our company
syndicates — has long preached a business model that’s all about helping
people gain control of their debt and become financially independent and
to succeed in every area of your life. One of the things she talks about
almost every time she’s on a microphone is the idea that if you just want
to make money for the sake of making money it will be an unfulfilling
pursuit. But if you include the component that you are going to use your
financial success to create a better life for those with no other way to help
themselves, then you’ll find a much greater meaning from life. She and
her husband had already been involved in feeding orphans prior to our
2012 project, so the ability to combine their efforts with our efforts and
expand the number of kids they could help was very attractive to Dani.
She was an enthusiastic supporter from the very start of this project.”
(Excerpt from the NTS Mediaonline weekly)
You can read the full article online at NTS Media Online.