Though hundreds of campuses participated in Season 4 of the ONE Campus Challenge and proved their mettle month after month, there was one campus that stood out above the rest. The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor took the title as the top poverty-fighting university in the country! Check out their winning video:
The University of Michigan’s “Food Fight” campaign rallied their campus and community in the fight against extreme poverty and specifically, global hunger. They delivered 1,000 custom ONE coffee sleeves across campus to raise visibility, took over campus common areas, and concluded their efforts with an educational dinner and karaoke night. With 885 letters, 116 phone calls, and 150 petition signatures, they successfully rallied more than 1150 voices together in the fight against global hunger.
As OCC winners, University of Michigan students will be heading to ONE headquarters in D.C. to get an insider’s look at ONE’s work in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease. While they’re in town they’ll help plan next season’s OCC and meet with their elected officials on Capitol Hill. Then they’ll hit the road with us to Philadelphia to see U2’s show!
Join me in congratulating the Wolverines!