August 15th, 2011

Step UP for Somalia - We did it!!!
1 walk. 2 cities. 9 cousins (two more came along for the walk). 303 km. $27,100 raised for the famine for Oxfam Canada to send to the famine survivors in Somalia. And, we did it all in two weeks! Thanks to ALL of YOU!
A lot of people said we couldn’t do it or that it would never happen. But YOU believed in us and in the people of Somalia. A BIG thank you to all of our supporters!! This is our tribute video to you!!!
*Also, a special thank you to the Canadian Government who will be matching every dollar we raised. Which means our total raised dollars will exceed over $50,000 for the famine in Somalia and East Africa!!!!

-Note: You can still make a difference and join the growing youth movement!

LIKE us on Facebook:

http://www.hs.facebook.com/pages/Step-UP-for-Somalia/139732712775386

Click here to donate (every dollar counts!):

http://www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=13719

August 15th, 2011
I am deeply saddened by what’s happening in my country, and in the region in general. But at the moment I am also incredibly energized by a new sense of optimism. We are seeing a new generation of young leaders who will not take the victim’s seat, but who instead stand proudly with an activated devotion to help their own. This is not the famine of old, this time, we will do the rescuing, but we cannot do it alone and are counting on the support of our brothers and sisters who are in the position to assist us. Think of this as an opportunity to fertilize a new African legacy. Let us together remove the psychological fence surrounding the hearts of the world. This is as important as life itself.
K’NAAN
August 12th, 2011
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Denis Waitley
August 12th, 2011
We are soooooo excited to announce we just hit $26,000 donations for Oxfam Canada and the famine survivors in Somalia and East Africa. The youth are going strong and aiming for the stars:) Our next goal is $30,000??!?!!!~ Please forward to your family and friends the link to donate:

http://www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=13719

August 11th, 2011

We need your help. There are currently tens of thousands of people feared dead in Somalia from the worst drought in 60 years. The United Nations has officially declared the crisis a famine.

On August 5th-8th, in honour of the countless Somalis walking for miles in the drought (without food and water) to refugees camps, seven Somali Canadians will be walking for four days from Calgary to Edmonton to raise funds in support of Oxfam Canada and the Somali famine survivors.

LIKE us on Facebook:

http://www.hs.facebook.com/pages/Step-UP-for-Somalia/139732712775386

Click here to donate (every dollar counts!):

http://www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=13719



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Step UP for Somalia!

August 10th, 2011
“So we struggling, fighting to eat and
We wondering when we’ll be free,
So we patiently wait, for that fateful day,
It’s not far away, so for now we say

When I get older, I will be stronger,
They’ll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag.” -K’naan
August 10th, 2011

WOW, Step UP for Somalia has just hit $23,000 in donations!! The Canadian Govt. is matching it dollar for dollar. Who thinks we should try to hit $25,000 this week?? That would mean a whopping $50,000 would go to the ppl suffering in Somalia. This was all a dream two weeks ago, but lets make it a reality!! Please pass the post to everyone you know!!!
Click here or the photo to donate!! http://www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=13719
August 8th, 2011
‎303KM we did it! This has been a long,difficult and emotional journey. Thank you all for your support!!!! Tears of joy and love Step UP for Somalia
August 8th, 2011
A whole community, a entire nation, from city to city, every age group is in awe of you guys and cheering you guys on. Your HOPE in the form of 7 individuals who took a stand for a nation of forgotten people. You did not merely walk from one city to another, you walked into our hearts, our homes and opened up our eyes and united us as people in our efforts to help us help ourselves. Its been such a delight for me personally, to follow your story, cheering you guys on every step of the way. I have never been more proud of being Somalia then I am at this moment. CONGRATS on your accomplishment. This is only the beginning guys. Now that we have awoken as people, I hope we never fall asleep on our people again. VIVA SOMALIA! Mash’allah
Hayat Lyfe
We want to live in a world where famine does not exist.

We need your help. There are currently tens of thousands of people feared dead in Somalia from the worst drought in 60 years. The United Nations has officially declared the crisis a famine.

We believe Canadian youth can walk together and make a difference.

On August 5th-8th, in honour of the countless Somalis walking for miles in the drought to refugees camps, we will be walking from Calgary to Edmonton raise funds in support of Oxfam Canada and the Somali famine survivors.

Please considering sponsoring our walk or starting one in your city.

It’s time to finally Step UP for Somalia.

The movement is spreading. Join us today!