Food For The Poor Offers Gifts From The Heart
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Oct. 13, 2009) – In today’s current economy, the South Florida-based humanitarian organization, Food For The Poor, offers unique gift ideas to fit any budget. Food For The Poor’s gift catalog is filled with opportunities to shop for a worthy cause and change lives this holiday season.
“I encourage you to invest in feeding a starving family this Christmas,” said Angel Aloma, Food For The Poor’s Executive Director. “For only $12 a month, $144 a year – you can feed a starving family in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Rural families, already struggling with soaring food prices in Haiti, were completely devastated after the four storms last hurricane season destroyed crops and wiped out livestock.”
For $36, you can give the gift of life by feeding a malnourished child for a year. Or give a destitute family who sleeps in a leaky shack a real home for $2,600. Or you can even choose to give farm animals that will provide income and nutrition for a destitute family. In this catalog, you’ll find many such gifts for your loved ones, while also changing the lives of those who have nothing.
Gifts offered in Food For The Poor’s gift catalog epitomize the spirit of giving – and are intended for those who need them so desperately.
Safe and sturdy housing is a tremendous need in the Caribbean and Latin America. Entire Companies or groups of employees can jointly fund the cost of $2,600 for a home. Food For The Poor homes can be built in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica and Nicaragua.
The catalog is filled with creative gift ideas that enable communities to sustain themselves economically. Tilapia ponds provide entire villages with an ongoing food source; fishing villages provide the boats, engines, tackle and equipment needed for the fishermen to support their families.
The catalog offers a wide variety of gifts – from a fruit tree for $10, or a gift of a donkey for $150, to providing a community with a lifesaving water pump for $205.
All gifts are tax-deductible. To send a gift, the catalog can be accessed through the charity’s secure Web site at www.foodforthepoor.org/giftcatalog, or a printed version of the catalog is available by calling 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