Thrive connects global donors and local volunteers to children living in the poorest areas of the world by providing nutritious food and promoting healthy habits to give them a chance at a better life.
Thrive’s success so far has been fueled by the passion of the hundreds of donors, partners and volunteers who are committed to our mission, regardless of external challenges including political unrest, floods, and fires. To continue our mission to feed hungry children, we will build on this momentum as Thrive expands to additional schools in new neighborhoods in Dhaka and programs in Manila, and others across the globe. At five years old, Thrive is only getting started.
That’s more than 15,000 meals monthly!
That’s more than 64,000 bananas a year!
- Every school day, Thrive feeds nutritious meals to 749 children in 6 schools varying in size from 24-300 students.
- In 2017, Thrive began a partnership with the Gulshan Literacy Program in October, which serves 230 children.
- In November, Thrive developed a partnership with AMAL (Authentic Method of Alternative Learning) to bring hot meals on a monthly basis to Rohingya children and their families living in refugee camps. The first delivery on December 10 included 1,600 meals.
- Thrive feeds nutritious meals to 150 children in Smokey Mountain schools once or twice a week, and to 75 children once a week via Progressive Assistance Canada (PAC), a play-and-learn initiative.
- In April, Thrive hosted a health fair attended by more than 250 community members living on Smokey Mountain. The fair included health education, medical support, games, books, clothes and food.
Thrive’s founders will return to Dhaka, where Thrive was born in 2012, for a five-year anniversary celebration in early March. Join us!
With continued support from donors and volunteers, Thrive is poised to strengthen its programs, and to take on new and exciting opportunities in in 2018 and beyond. Thrive on!
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- Food Delivery 90% 90%
- Development 5% 5%
- Operations 5% 5%
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- Priscilla Heffelfinger, President
- Gina Gabel, Vice President
- Shannon Young, Treasurer
- Ali Arsalan
- Kanwal Bhagat
- Sadia Moyeen
- Rebecca Arnold
- Rose Blanchard
- Shelley King
- Adele Millard
- Dana Zarzyki
- Gina Gabel
- Priscilla Heffelfinger
- Regina Landor
- Iffat Mallik (Dhaka)
- Cheryl Brown (US)
- Sadia Moyeen (Dhaka Co-lead)
- Amna Rahman (Dhaka Co-lead)
- Kanwal Bhagat (Dhaka, Corporate)
- Marylu Fryberger (Manila Lead)
- Ashley Spurlock (Manila)