Change a life this Mother's Day on any budget


Coconut Creek, Fla. (May 5, 2009) —On Mother’s Day, we all want to be able to give Mom something that she will cherish – something that will touch her heart. This year, delight Mom with a thoughtful gift given to the poor in her honor. Give her 100 chicks to help prevent the devastating effects of malnutrition. This living gift of love will provide a family with a sustainable source of protein from eggs, and a supplemental income from selling extra eggs.

Food For The Poor, a Florida-based nonprofit, offers unique gifts for Mom – including baby chicks, water wells, sewing machines, fruit trees and rice and beans. The Food For The Poor gift catalog is filled with page after page of ideas that will let Mom know that she raised you to care about others.

Poor children and their families in the Caribbean or Latin America will benefit from every item in the catalog. A single goat can provide enough milk and cheese to help feed a hungry family for a lifetime. For just $12, you can buy enough food to feed an entire family for a month, or you can spend a little more and feed a child for a whole year. And, if you’re feeling particularly generous, you can get the woman who told you to always clean your plate an entire tractor-trailer full of food – enough to feed thousands of starving people like those currently suffering in Haiti.

Every item in the Food For The Poor gift catalog is available online at www.foodforthepoor.org/mother. It’s a secure site and every item purchased comes with a gift certificate that you can give to Mom to let her know how much you care – about her and about others.

Food For The Poor is the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, with more than 97 percent of all donations in 2008 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 17 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America. For more information, log on to www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Contact:
Jennifer Oates
(954) 427-2222 x 6054
jennifero@foodforthepoor.org