Car raffle to support Feed My Starving Children and local organizations

By on August 24, 2013

SYCAMORE—With over 6,200 children under the age of 5 dying every day due to starvation, it’s time to take action. Over the last four years, the Sycamore community has come to the aid of starving children through supporting a local mobile pack event in Sycamore named “Make A Difference DKC.” Feed My Starving Children is a not-for-profit organization that distributes meals to starving children in 70 countries across the world.

The meals were developed by scientists, specially formulated to reverse and prevent malnutrition. The meals are sent to selected missions and humanitarian agencies worldwide who use them to supply orphanages, schools, health care facilities, community feeding programs and other institutions intervening in severe poverty.

This year’s goal is to raise $165,000 to purchase the food to pack 750,000 meals with the help of 4,000 local volunteers on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov 14-17. Each meal costs just $.22.

In order to raise funds, Make A Difference DKC will host a Car Raffle sponsored by DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC, who donated a vehicle for the event.

The raffle will not only address starvation prevention, but it provides a means for local organizations to raise funds for their own needs. Not-for-profit organizations, clubs and groups are welcome to participate in the Make A Difference DKC Car Raffle by selling tickets. For each ticket sold, $12 will go towards food for the Make A Difference DKC Mobile Pack event, and $8 will go back to the local organization/club. Local organizations and/or clubs are encouraged to participate in this car raffle to generate funds for their own group, and save children’s lives at the same time.

For more information, contact Heidi Wright at The Suter Company, (815) 895-9186 or email hwright@suterco.com. Tickets for the Make A Difference DKC Car Raffle are just $20, which is enough to feed 90 children. The winner will get their choice of one of three brand new vehicles donated by DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC: a Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Volt or Chevrolet Equinox. Illinois sales tax, title and license fees will be paid for the winner, too.

Those interested in purchasing a ticket can stop by DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC located on Mercantile Drive, next to Menards, in Sycamore.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Nov. 17. The winner need not be present to win. Individuals must be 18 years old to buy, sell or own a ticket. For complete official rules, visit www.makeadifferencedkc.com/rules.