ONE Act a Week: Use your extra day to make a difference

This ONE Act is sponsored by ONE’s Spring 2012 interns. Show your support and take their action! Action: 31. Time: 5 minutes. Level of difficulty: Easy.

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As you probably know, 2012 is a leap year – so that means we have one extra day to make a difference in the world around us, the lives of others and ourselves. And believe me, we need it. Take a look at some of these staggering statistics on global poverty:

  • Every hour, 300 children die of malnutrition.
  • Nearly 3 out of 4 people living with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • 95 percent of the world’s 67.5 million out-of-school children live in developing countries.

For this week’s ONE Act, tell us what you are going to do to help minimize these statistics. In the form below, write an ending to this sentence: This year, we have ONE more day to ____________.”

We hope these words inspire you for the next four years and motivate you in your advocacy efforts.

Next Wednesday, on leap year day, February 29, we’ll showcase our top ten favorite ideas right here on the ONE Blog and choose one of you at random to win a snazzy ONE T-shirt. Check back next Wednesday to see if you won.

We know that ONE more day isn’t enough to change the world, but it’s a start.

ONE Act a Week is a weekly anti-poverty action to get you thinking, talking, sharing and learning about our issues. If we all just donated a few moments of our time each week, we can make some serious magic happen.

-Emily Korenak, intern, ONE US Advocacy Team