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The 40 Hour Famine, #40HrFamine

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Senpieh avatar Senpieh
Level 11 : Journeyman Cake
The 40 Hour Famine is coming up! Well, at least for my area it is. I think some other countries did it in like, May or something.


Hello, as most of you know, I am Senpieh. I am a skinner on Planet Minecraft, but this isn't about the skins. The 40 Hour Famine is coming up, and I am participating in it. I am giving up food, technology and furniture. I have raised $400+ for my school, and I am going to raise awareness on this too.

What is it?
The 40 Hour Famine is a world-wide event in which people give up food and other essentials for 40 hours. This is to raise money and awareness for people who do not have access to these things. The main bit of this event is giving up food, but people can give up more things. In my case, I am giving up food, technology and furniture. You give up these items for 40 hours, starting Friday 8pm until Sunday 12pm. I am starting at 9pm on Friday. The 40 Hour Famine is done worldwide, and all money raised goes to buying essentials for children and families who do not have access to them.

What is this blog for?

Many people go on this website daily, and since I have not seen any other blogs regarding this event, I decided to make this. Awareness is very important for this event, so I decided to raise awareness on popular sites. Some people just think this is a waste of time, and not watch a YouTube video regarding this etc., but I don't want people to be like that. This is why I am creating blogs on multiple websites pleading for people to raise awareness and donate.


People, right now, are suffering from dehydration and famine. You, right now, are probably reading this on a laptop or computer, probably got water next to you and you were just eating. People, right now, are on the floor, probably sick and have no hope. You, if you are sick, just got up and took a panadol and jumped into a cosy bed. People, right now, are dying. You, right now, are enjoying yourself inside a home inside a free, peaceful country. CHILDREN, right now, are probably crying their hearts out, wanting food and water. They want a good life, where they have hope. You, right now, are enjoying yourself, reading this and watching YouTube, playing games and having FUN.
Just take this moment and think, you are pretty darn lucky to even have parents. Children, right now, might be sitting next to their mother since their dad just died from famine and dehydration. You have family who look out for each other, but somewhere else in the world, right now, children might've been abandoned since the parents are either dead or could not look after them.
We need to raise more awareness, and help these people in need. Children's lives might've just started, and might be ending as you read this. My request for readers right now, is to do this.

-Create a skin, having a link to this post with the hashtag: '#40HrFamine'
- Create a blog, similar to this with the same hashtag.
- Create a project with something related to raising awareness with this event, with the hashtag.
- Provide a link to this on other websites.

We need to all do this.
We need to all create awareness.
We need to give people the lives they deserve.

Thank you for reading this.
Thank you for knowing what's going on.
Thank you.
And if you can, participate in this event.

*drops microphone*
CreditYou for reading this.

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08/22/2015 9:35 am
Level 30 : Artisan Musician
Prxfesor avatar
I love the way you worded this and that I wish you the best of luck! I would do this but I have a condition where I need food and water and yea... :/ pretty much I'm a wimp xD anyways I hope that the world can be a better place if everyone participates in this event :D Good Luck my friend :D
08/14/2015 2:00 pm
Level 23 : Expert Dolphin
EmeraldEclipse avatar
You, my friend, are awesome!
But, how does one give up furniture?
08/14/2015 9:58 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Cake
Senpieh avatar
I mustn't use furniture. AKA no sitting on a couch, no sleeping in a bed etc
08/13/2015 9:40 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Mage
ZachDevv avatar
That's nice of you to advertise this advent!
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