Redesign Helps Food For The Poor Donors Become Champions

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 16, 2011) –A redesign of Food For The Poor’s personal fundraising program encourages donors to create their own personalized web pages for causes close to their hearts. As Champions For The Poor, donors are able to share their passion for providing relief to the destitute by engaging their friends and families.

Two years ago, a South Florida fifth-grader utilized this technology to raise more than $162,000 to build a village in Haiti. As a result of her success she has been named one of Florida’s top two youth volunteers for 2011. For another donor, what started as a personal project requirement to graduate from the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, led a teenager to tie-dye her way to building homes in Nicaragua. In addition to shelter, other supporters are raising awareness and money to install water wells, and build schools, clinics and soy product factories.

Screenshot of the new website.

Some donors are inspired to raise funds in honor of one of life’s major milestones, or in memory of a cherished loved one. To provide donors with a sense of community, Food For The Poor has prearranged the champions personalized fundraising web pages into eight distinct categories; Birthdays and Anniversaries, Weddings and Graduations, Individual Causes, Group Causes, In Loving Memory, Faith-Based, Rebuild Haiti, and Party with a Purpose.

You can register to be a champion for the poor, and learn more about Food For The Poor’s personal fundraising program by visiting www.foodforthepoor.org/help/champions.

"Food For The Poor recognizes that all its donors are crucial to the charity's mission of saving lives," said Angel Aloma , Food For The Poor’s Executive Director. "The personalization of fundraising pages empowers donors to share their genuine enthusiasm and fundraising causes with friends and family members."

The technology is user-friendly and Food For The Poor staff is available to help you throughout the process. For additional questions about Food For The Poor’s Champions For The Poor, please dial 954-427-2222, ext. 6064.

Food For The Poor, the third-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. This interdenominational Christian agency provides 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.

For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Contact:
Jennifer Leigh Oates
Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6054
jennifero@foodforthepoor.com