Step 3. Did You Know?

In less than 150 characters, enter a compelling fact or statistic about the problem that the project is addressing.


  • Use statistics that describe what the issue is, where it is, and how severe it is.
  • Credit the source of the fact as part of the sentence (e.g., “According to the United Nations Food Program...”)


  • "According to CDC, 1 in 9 babies is born prematurely in the U.S."
  • "The most recent U.S. population survey shows that approximately 46 million people live in poverty in the U.S."


Description Examples
Don’t include a statement about the solution. "This program will find a new home for 100 orphans." should be "In the U.S., over 100,000 children are waiting to be adopted every year."
Don’t use a fact about your organization or the project. "We support over 1,000 children with need-based funding every year."
Don’t use vague or obvious statements. "Many children in some parts of the world don't have enough food. When you are hungry, you can't focus on learning."
Don’t include anything other than the fact. "2008 global estimates show 67 million children of primary school age do not attend school. Let's empower US teens to put a dent in that daunting stat."

Important note: Please verify the veracity of the facts. Don’t use or create deceptive or misleading content. Such use may lead to suspension or removal of your project, or of your One Today account. 


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