40 HOUR FAMINE
The annual World Vision 40 Hour Famine begins on June 9 with more than 25,000 people across the Auckland region raising money for Syrian refugees living in Jordan. Participants will be giving up food, TV, or social media; sleeping in a box, washing cars, and living out of backpacks, to raise money for World Vision. Last year, Kiwi kids raised nearly $2 million that went towards supporting child friendly spaces. This allowed children in war-torn Syria to start their education again, and receive psycho social support for the trauma they have witnessed. Since the New Zealand 40 Hour Famine started in 1975, it’s has raised more than $77 million.