As some of you know, I used to be on the board of the Liahona Children's Foundation. LCF provides nutritional supplements to impoverished Latter-day Saint children and their friends. Malnutrition is a condition that causes physical and mental dysfunction that can persist into adulthood. It is pernicious because it tends to perpetuate from one generation to the next because malnourished children tend to grow up without the income potential necessary to prevent malnutrition in their own children. The opportunity to help is significant, as nutritional supplements are very inexpensive to make and distribute.
LCF is run almost completely by volunteers, so almost all of the money donated goes right to the people who need it the most: the children, in the form of supplements, and a trustworthy but needy woman (called a coordinator) in each area who receives a small stipend for monitoring the children and providing the supplements.
Year ago, Brad, the founder of LCF, asked me to travel to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique to begin the foundation's operations in the continent. At the end of next month, he is bringing several coordinators from Africa to Utah to provide reports and presentations on the program where they live, and to solicit donations. I have attended these presentations before--hosting them and/or bringing your friends is a wonderful way to help out.
If you are interested in hosting or attending an event, please reach out to Brad at Walkerspad@aol.com.