Mittens for a Cause
“Growing up in rural China, I know how it feels to go hungry.” Florence’s past experiences have encouraged us here at Jan & Jul to help the future of other children. This is how our Mittens for a Cause campaign was born.
Florence Luo, founder of Jan & Jul spent most of her childhood living in a small, poor village in China. People living in her village had no fresh water, no electricity and little education available to them. “Malnutrition and hunger were so common in our village.”
World Food Programme
The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization. The WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020 for its efforts in combating hunger in conflict-affected areas. Conflict, economic shocks, climate extremes and soaring fertilizer prices are combining to create a food crisis of unprecedented proportions. As many as 783 million people are facing chronic hunger.
The scale of the current global hunger and malnutrition crisis is enormous. WFP estimates that more than 333 million people are facing acute levels of food insecurity in 2023, and do not know where their next meal is coming from. This constitutes a staggering rise of almost 200 million people compared to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels.
How We Can Help
The number of people who need help can seem overwhelming. We wanted to find a simple way we (and you!) could help. Over the next two months when you purchase any of our Waterproof Mittens, the equivalent of 5 meals will be donated to the World Food Programme. Since 2018, we have donated 69, 020 meals to children! This year, can we beat our yearly average of 13,804 meals donated?
“I saw so much poverty,” says Florence, speaking of her childhood in rural China. “And today in 2022, still too many parents around the world struggle to feed their children. Now with Mittens for a Cause, we are giving back to help kids that were struggling like I was.” Give more than just a pair of mittens this holiday season – join us to make a difference!