Get Involved: Katie’s “Challenge for Change”

Five cities … thousands of volunteers … just 1 mission: to make a change! “Katie” is changing lives throughout the country, and you can join the “Challenge for Change” too!

Katie Reflects on the “Challenge for Change”


As the “Challenge for Change” heads into the homestretch, Katie looks back on the tireless efforts of everyone involved and what it meant to help those in need. Plus, get a sneak peek at the final stop on the tour, New York City!

Phoenix, AZ


The first stop for the “Challenge for Change” is Phoenix, where special correspondent Cameron Hughes tries to collect 1 million meals while the clock is ticking!


Can Cameron Hughes, with the help of Fry’s Food Stores, students at ASU and a surprise visit from ConAgra Foods, collect 1 million meals for the St. Mary’s Food Bank?

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance: St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona’s 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need. To get involved visit www.firstfoodbank.org.

ConAgra Foods Foundation: The ConAgra Foods Foundation will make a monetary donation to provide one meal through Feeding America’s network of food banks for each card created through 12/31/13, up to a maximum of 500,000 meals. Click here to find out how you can create an eCard on the ConAgra Facebook Page!

Denver, CO


For day two of Katie’s “Challenge for Change,” special correspondent Cameron heads to Denver to challenge the city to help bundle up those in need for winter.

Coats For Colorado: Coats for Colorado works to provide warm winter coats at no cost to Coloradoans of all ages. To get involved visit www.coatsforcolorado.org.

Detroit, MI


Cameron rallies volunteers in the Motor City to try to make a holiday miracle come true for 200 girls. Did he succeed?

Alternatives For Girls: Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives. AFG accomplishes this mission through three key services: AFG Prevention, the AFG Shelter/Transition to Independent Living Program (TIL) and AFG Outreach. To get involved visit alternativesforgirls.org.

Washington D.C.


Cameron hits the nation’s capital to raise awareness – and supplies – for Life Pieces to Masterpieces.

Life Pieces to Masterpieces: Life Pieces to Masterpieces uses artistic expression to develop character, unlock potential, and prepare African American boys and young men to transform their lives and community. To get involved visit www.lifepieces.org.

New York, NY


After crossing the nation to help organizations in need, the “Challenge for Change” tour rolls back into New York City! The final challenge: collect 750 turkeys for The River Fund.


Can Cameron Hughes reach his goal of 750 turkeys for The River Fund? See what happens when Cameron arrives with his turkeys and a few amazing surprises!

The River Fund: The River Fund’s mission to feed and empower those we serve to move beyond the line of poverty encompasses food and non-food needs of people living near or below the poverty level. People need the basic necessities of food, shelter and a sense of self-dignity. Their programs are designed to help meet those needs in a safe and supportive environment. To get involved visit www.riverfund-ny.org.

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