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Christmas gifts that renew hearts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/14/11

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2011) — During this holy season, when commercialism sometimes can obscure the true meaning of Christmas, consider giving a gift from the heart that friends and loved ones will cherish.



The creative gift ideas in Food For The Poor’s Gift Catalog will continue to change lives long after Christmas has passed. Delight your loved ones with a thoughtful gift given in his or her honor to the poor. For $36, you can give the gift of life by feeding a malnourished child for a year. Or you can choose to give farm animals such as chickens, pigs, goats, donkeys and cows to provide an income and source of nutrition for destitute families.

 “Christmas is the perfect time to bless the ones you love by giving in their honor a life-changing gift to those who struggle daily to survive,” said Angel Aloma, Food For The Poor’s Executive Director. “These heartfelt gifts restore the destitute’s ability to dream, epitomize the spirit of giving and fit any budget.”

Food For The Poor’s house-building program constructs safe and sturdy permanent housing for the destitute in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica and Nicaragua. Families, companies or groups of employees can jointly fund the cost of $3,200 for a one-room home with sanitation. The family who is moved out of a leaking, dilapidated shack into a real home this Christmas will be forever grateful.

Food For The Poor also remains committed to investing in water projects, building villages, and schools and providing micro-enterprise opportunities for poor villages.

Gift Giving Poem Video

This year, Food For The Poor has created a special rhyme to emphasize how gifts from the catalog save lives, transform communities and renew hope. To see our gifts in action, please take the time to view the video at right.

All gifts are tax-deductible. To send a gift, the catalog can be accessed through the charity’s secure website at www.FoodForThePoor.org/giftcatalog, or a printed version of the catalog is available by calling 800-427-9104.

Food For The Poor, the third-largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Contact:
Jennifer Leigh Oates
Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6054
jennifero@foodforthepoor.com

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