Three Wise Boys Demonstrate The Spirit of Giving

CHOWCHILLA, Ca. (Nov. 17, 2009) – Three young brothers are on a mission to collect and recycle bottles to earn money to purchase chickens through Food For The Poor’s gift catalog. In the spirit of true Christmas giving, the boys plan to use the money they have saved to shop for a worthy cause and change lives.

“Our boys ask everyone they meet for their cans and bottles,” said Kristin Scott, the boys’ mother. “When we were in Mexico on a mission trip our eldest son, Noah, wanted to stop the bus so he could gather the recyclable items alongside the road, and bring them back across the border to turn in for money.”

The boys’ involvement began when their parents, Charles and Kristin Scott, asked them to remember what their grandparents gave them last year for Christmas. The silence confirmed the short-lived excitement over the multitude of presents received Christmas morning.

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This year, Noah, 7, Jordan, 6, and Zachary, 4, will ask their grandparents for a book or a puzzle, and money to buy items from Food For The Poor’s catalog. 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.

“The boys wanted to do this all on their own,” said Charles Scott. “They truly have servants’ hearts.”

Their dedication thus far has raised enough money to buy approximately 280 chickens for a poor family. The gift of baby chicks will provide a sustainable source of protein from eggs, and help to prevent the devastating effects of malnutrition.

The boys’ goal for next year is to give a family a “fresh start” in life. For $3,582, a family will receive a new house, latrine, rice and beans for one full year, a small-business project to help provide a source of income, school supplies for two children (including books and uniforms), clothing and shoes.

To support their effort, please make checks out to Food For The Poor and include a special code “SC# 072425” so the money can be tracked to the brothers’ initiative. All gifts are tax-deductible. Donations can also be made through the charity’s secure Web site.

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.

Contact:
Jennifer Leigh Oates

Public Relations
(954) 427-2222 x 6054

jennifero@foodforthepoor.org