Gifts Sure to Delight, Restore the Ability to Dream

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (May 6, 2011) –This Mother’s Day, celebrate your mom by giving her a gift that honors her legacy and improves the lives of mothers in developing countries. From child sponsorship opportunities, to milk-producing goats and sewing machines used for micro-enterprise, Food For The Poor’s online catalog is brimming with unique gift options for every budget.

An Angels Of Hope beneficiary in the Dominican Republic gives thanks for his blessings.

For $34 a month you can share a mother’s love by sponsoring a child through Food For The Poor’s Angels Of Hope program. Your gift will provide orphaned and abandoned children throughout the Caribbean and Latin America with food, shelter and access to medical care and an education. The charity has expanded its Angels Of Hope program, so now there are more children than ever in need of monthly sponsors.

"When a child is born into a life of poverty there is little time for them to dream," said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. "Instead, these children have nightmares about surviving, fighting off illness and quenching their thirst. Their consciousness is consumed with survival – day-to-day, hour-by-hour. The Angels Of Hope program is a way for you to reach into the darkness and to pull a child into the light."

Food For The Poor’s gift catalog epitomizes the spirit of giving and offers a wide variety of gifts – from a solar-powered handheld light for $20, or a gift of a goat for $90, to providing a community with a lifesaving water pump for $205.

"When I saw the water for the first time, I was crying tears of joy… it is a miracle," said Aurelia Pac, a mother and beneficiary of a Food For The Poor water project in Guatemala. This gift of clean, safe drinking water means Pac and other women and children in the village no longer have to trek for miles to fetch water for their family’s daily needs.

In Guatemala, women and children often carry heavy 5-gallon jugs of water to their villages. Access to clean water has improved almost every aspect of life in Aurelia Pac's village.

Additionally, the gift of a new, permanent house can move families out of dangerous living circumstances near garbage dumps and coastal swamps. For only $3,200, you will do more than build a house with sanitation – you will empower a family to help themselves and to share their good fortune with others.

All gifts are tax-deductible. To send a gift, the catalog can be accessed through the charity’s secure website at www.foodforthepoor.org/giftcatalog, or a printed version of the catalog is available by calling 800-427-9104.

This family lived in a dangerous stick shack until Food For The Poor donor's built them a sturdy, safe home.

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