Children help us to understand the valuable lesson of sharing ones blessings

Broward County’s youth send words of hope to the children of Haiti

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (December 24, 2008) –In preparation for the Christmas Season, and in the aftermath of the four storms to hit Haiti during the 2008 hurricane season, students in Broward County have united to create unique and inspirational T-shirts for Haiti’s youth. Food For The Poor has partnered with Kool Kids Care “T’s for Tomorrow” program, to ship and distribute the T-shirts throughout Haiti.

Approximately 1,500 T-shirts were created by students from: Saint Mark's Episcopal School, Riverglades Elementary, Westminster Academy, Bayview Elementary, Bethany Christian School, The Key Club of Broward County, Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, and the Museum of Art Las Olas.

If you would like to help the people of Haiti during the Christmas season, you can sponsor an orphan through Food For The Poor’s Angels Of Hope program. The cost of sponsorship is only $34 a month - about $1.13 a day. When you sponsor a child, Food For The Poor will send you a brief biography of the child, photos, a map and a fact sheet about the child’s home country. Your gift will show these precious children Christ-like love and will give them the nurturing care they need to grow up happy and healthy.

All gifts are tax-deductible. To sponsor an orphan, visit Food For The Poor’s secure Web site at, or call 1-800-427-9104.

Food For The Poor, the 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. We provide 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.

Jennifer Leigh Oates
Public Relations Coordinator
(954) 427-2222 x 6054