Food For The Poor Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement

Food For The Poor can help you start a new tradition this holiday season by giving a gift that will change lives. A sewing machine is a small gift with big potential. For $114 you can give a family a wonderful opportunity to earn an income by making clothing and textiles. Sewing machines provided by Food For The Poor are equipped to operate by either electricity or in homes without electricity, by foot pedals

Food For The Poor can help you start a new tradition this holiday season by giving a gift that will change lives. For $114 you can give a family a wonderful opportunity to earn an income by making clothing and textiles. The sewing machines are equipped to operate by either electricity or by foot pedals.

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COCONUT Creek, Fla., (Oct. 31, 2012) – Food For The Poor has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners – charities, families, businesses and individuals – to transform how people think about the giving season.

Coinciding with the Thanksgiving holiday, the first #GivingTuesday will be Nov. 27, 2012, and will use the power of social media to create a national movement.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with shopping, and the goal is to make #GivingTuesday synonymous with giving back, and to kick off the season of sharing. 

“Food For The Poor is extremely excited and proud to be a part of this movement, where dozens of nonprofits working in the United States and in various countries are spreading the news about the beauty of giving back,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “It is my hope that individuals who learn about #GivingTuesday will support their charities and causes of choice and take part in helping to create a better world.”  

To join Food For The Poor’s #GivingTuesday initiative, visit www.foodforthepoor.org/givingtuesday. View our gift catalog video at www.foodforthepoor.org/givingtuesdayvideo for creative ideas that will continue to change lives long after the holiday season has ended. For $10, you can give the gift of a fruit tree, or you can choose to give farm animals such as chickens, pigs, goats, donkeys and cows, which will provide an income and a source of nutrition for destitute families.

#GivingTuesday is endorsed by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Dorothy A. Johnson Center on Philanthropy, Giving Institute, Giving USA Foundation and InterAction. Charity Navigator and GuideStar are serving as Charity Advisors. VolunteerMatch is a volunteer advisor to #GivingTuesday.

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website www.givingtuesday.org, Facebook page www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday or follow the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry 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:

Wanda Wright
Public Relations
(954) 427-2222 x 6079
wandaw@foodforthepoor.com