Little Girl Makes a Big Difference for Children in Need

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

You may see some of the letters and emails we share telling the story of what Three Square is doing and how you can help out. Our latest campaign features a little girl named Vivi (Vivienne) who has made a big impact in the fight against childhood hunger.

Vivi was first inspired after visiting Three Square for the first time with her mom and dad who came to volunteer. Although she was too young to help with volunteer efforts (volunteers must be 10), she understood the great need in our community. Vivi was inspired to make a difference while watching her parents volunteer and learning about the 117,000 food-insecure children in our community.

While driving home from Three Square with her parents, Vivi said she wanted to figure out how she could raise money so that hungry children could "eat and eat and eat." Vivi and her mom ran with the idea and created a video asking family and friends to fill her empty jar. You can watch Vivi's passion for helping others shine through in the video below.

Within days, Vivi's video was shared nearly 300 times on Facebook. The awareness, along with Vivi's energy and compassion, helped fill the jar with $250. With every dollar raised providing three meals, Vivi's efforts created 750 meals for hungry children in Southern Nevada.

But Vivi didn't stop there. She's visited Three Square several more times with additional jars that have helped even more children.

Vivi's story proves that it doesn't matter your age or circumstances in life — if you want to make an impact on the lives of others, you can. Just follow Vivi's lead. Anyone can make a difference, simply by donating a dollar, an hour, or a can.

Together, we can feed everyone.

1$ = 6 Meals

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Three Square Food Bank (Three Square) is registered with the Secretary of State and qualified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, and a member of Feeding America. Established in 2007, Three Square is Southern Nevada’s only food bank and the area’s largest hunger-relief organization. Our mission is to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community. Your charitable contribution to Three Square is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.