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New car raffle helps feed starving children

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 12:18 p.m. CDT

More than 6,200 children younger than 5 die every day of starvation. For the past four years, the Sycamore-area community has come to the aid of starving children through Make a Difference DKC, a mobile pack event in Sycamore for Feed My Starving Children.

This year’s goal is $165,000 and 4,000 volunteers to pack 750,000 meals over four days in November. To raise funds, Make a Difference DKC is holding a car raffle sponsored by DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC, which donated a vehicle for the event.

This raffle is unique in addressing both global and local needs. Local not-for-profit organizations, clubs and groups can participate by selling tickets. For each $20 ticket sold, the organization that made the sale keeps $8 and $12 will benefit the Make a Difference DKC mobile pack event. For more information, contact Heidi Wright at The Suter Company, 815-895-9186 or hwright@suterco.com.

The winner of the raffle will get their choice of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500, a Chevrolet Volt or a Chevrolet Equinox. Illinois sales tax, title and license fees are included in the prize. Tickets can be purchased at DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC, on Mercantile Drive in Sycamore, next to Menards.

Feed My Starving Children is a nonprofit organization that distributes meals to starving children in 70 countries. The meals are formulated to reverse and prevent malnutrition and are sent to select humanitarian agencies worldwide, which distribute them through orphanages, schools, health care facilities, community feeding programs and other programs helping people in severe poverty. Each meal costs just 22 cents.

Make a Difference DKC will hold this year’s mobile pack event Nov. 14 through 17. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn Nov. 17. The winner need not be present. Individuals must be 18 or older to buy, sell or own a ticket. For complete official rules, visit www.makeadifferencedkc.com/rules.

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