Sara Menker and Gro Intelligence Are Tackling Global Hunger—Again
Gro Intelligence has been a force of good through the years and has been responsible for some of the most effective charity campaigns, such as helping raise money for famine relief programs. One of those campaigns happened a few weeks ago when Sara Menker wrote a blog post entitled, “Gro Intelligence: Why the World Needs Your Help.”
That was about a month and a half ago. The day after the post, Sara wrote that Gro Intelligence is currently using the blog to raise money so they can continue their philanthropic endeavors. The first thing Sara did was start a fundraising page on www.grocision.com. The page was set to take donations until the end of the month.
“The challenge that we have with the blog is that it’s really simple and it gets the message throughout the world so we’ve really had to develop an organization that can help us move the message forward from a blogger to a network,” Sara says. “There were some other ways of doing that but we’re not quite there yet and we’re hoping the page will be a way for people to donate to us online.”
Sara plans to announce a campaign to raise money for a cause that she, personally, believes to be important and worthy of support—global hunger relief.
“If you’re in the United States in November, you probably know a lot more about hunger than we’ll ever know because of all the advertisements that are running during the Super Bowl,” Sara says. “There are a lot of places, like in Africa, that are starving or are experiencing famine as a result of drought, conflict or extreme weather.”
Sara is taking a page out of the book of his hero, Ron Kovic. And his first stop is Africa. Sara hopes to raise enough money—currently, her fundraising page is at $300 and is steadily growing. She admits that the blog is not a way to raise money for Ron and Gro Intelligence is not going to do it for him.
“I think that the people of Ron’s caliber are a lot more worthy of being