Let's give kids 5 extra years...

Let's give kids 5 extra years...

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 28, 2012
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For the first time in human history this generation will die five years younger than their parents. Architecture for Humanity has been selected as one of 25 worthy charities for the 2012 Chase American Giving Awards. We'd like your help to bring attention to the need to design healthier, more active communities.

If we can win enough votes by December 4th, we'll be featured on an NBC special and will have an opportunity to talk about this important issue. Additionally we could win up to $1M to transform blighted and neglected spaces across America into active places.

We only have to win our category "Community Builders" to win and are currently in second place. Let's sprint to the finish and help us build change across America

Let's give them five extra years.

1) Watch the video.

2) Then, take just a moment and VOTE BY DECEMBER 4th ON FACEBOOK (AND CHASEGIVING.COM FOR CHASE CUSTOMERS).

3) Spread the word. Tweet, facebook and email your friends.

Sample Tweets
Today's children are the 1st gen. to live a shorter life than their parents: http://youtu.be/0oEeXs4FTXU and vote, RT and help @archforhumanity change that: bit.ly/AGABuild

America's children are dying to move: Watch http://youtu.be/0oEeXs4FTXU and vote help @archforhumanity change this: bit.ly/AGABuild

30% of children are obese in America. Help @archforhumanity create active spaces and transform lives: bit.ly/AGABuild

5.3M Americans die young due to inactivity. Help @archforhumanity create active spaces and transform lives: bit.ly/AGABuild

The cost of obesity in America is 2X the annual federal budget for education. Help @archforhumanity build change: bit.ly/AGABuild

American #givingawards finalist @archforhumanity has provided shelter for more than 2M. Vote for them to win help hundreds of thousands more: bit.ly/AGABuild

4) Find out more about the issues

5) Find out on December 8th if we have won.