Honor Dad by Helping Dads

Coconut Creek, Fla. (June 12, 2008) – Fathers throughout the Caribbean rely on fishing to support their families. Food For The Poor establishes fishing villages in destitute areas that not only provide food, but also offer a self-sustaining source of income.  Funding a village in honor of Dad this Father’s Day is a heartwarming way to demonstrate that you care – about him and about others.

These micro-enterprise projects foster self-sufficiency and give fathers in the villages a renewed sense of accomplishment — and hope. Fishermen are given everything they need to work their trade:  seaworthy boats, reliable engines, fishing tackle, training, and more.  With their new, dependable equipment, the fishermen can reach deeper, more bountiful waters — and catch larger more marketable fish. 

The cost to build a Food For The Poor Fishing Village in honor of Dad is about $60,000.00. If that seems unattainable this year, keep in mind that Food For The Poor works with families and organizations to develop creative fundraising strategies for large projects of this nature.  For this Sunday, however, you can still get Dad a piece of a fishing village.  Food For The Poor’s Gift Catalog offers a fiberglass boat for $5,750.00, an outboard engine for $3,000.00 — or for $100.00 — a pair of coolers for storage.

Gifts to honor Dad aren’t limited to fishing.  If you prefer, you can fund a donkey or fruit tree, feed a hungry child for a year, clothe an orphan, provide school supplies, or gift  “everything” to a family with nothing. Visit  www.foodforthepoor.org/giftcatalog to view the complete catalog. The site is secure site and every item includes a downloadable gift certificate to insert in Dad’s card.

Food For The Poor is the second largest international relief and development organization in the nation.  With more than 96% of all donations going directly to programs that help those in need, Food For The Poor provides nourishing food, safe shelter, necessary medical care, educational materials, support for orphans and the aged, and much more to the poorest of the poor in 16 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.


Hugh Graf
(954) 427-2222 x 6610