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Shop for a cause in Minturn Saturday

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VAIL CO, Colorado

The Worldwide Hunger Project is holding the “Largest Garage Sale Event on the Planet” on Saturday to raise funds and awareness for Humanity In Unity’s “Just One” Hunger Initiative. The project was launched Feb. 1, 2012, and the event has already gone global. In just 30 days since the launch, events are planned in Belgium, Ireland, Quebec, Canada, Boston, Albany, Raleigh, Wichita, Austin, Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Santa Fe.

Locally, a boutique sale will take place in Minturn, at the Open Space Studio at 211 Main Street, on Saturday.

The sale will feature boutique items like jewelry, accessories, yoga items and books, and fine home decor. A yoga class will kick off the day, at 9:30 a.m. and the sale begins at 11:30 a.m.

“We would like to invite people to attend, as well as to donate to the sale,” organizers said. “One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the cost of making meals for the little ones. There is already a volunteer core in India running the mission. We have videos, pictures and a cute commercial for this, all on the website.”

The Worldwide Hunger Project is a platform for connecting the hearts and voices of people around the world in taking a stand to make a difference in the hunger problem on the planet. The initial campaign in the spring of 2012 is supporting the work of the Colorado non-profit Humanity in Unity’s (HIU) “Just One” Hunger Initiative where they are asking all of us to feed “just one” other person. HIU’s humanitarian work is currently focused on feeding children and those in need in India. According to the 2011 Global Hunger Index, 20 percent of India’s population (247 million people) is undernourished and that includes 43 percent of all children under the age of 5 years old. This is the second largest percentage of undernourished children under 5 in the world. HIU has feeding programs in Allahabad where they feed those in need who show up at their kitchen, and they are also feeding approximately 1,000 children a month in the slums of Varanasi (Kashai). For the children in these slums, this is their only access to a nourishing meal. One of the goals of this project is to set up permanent kitchens in these slums so the children have access to one nourishing meal per week.

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