Spending with a Purpose: What Does Giving Mean to You?
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2014) – There are days for buying gifts, a day for giving thanks, and now there’s a day for giving back. For the third consecutive year, Food For The Poor will participate in #GivingTuesday, which blends charities, businesses and individuals to provide a fresh outlook to the giving season.
On Dec. 2, 2014, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday will tap into the power of social media to inspire as many as possible to do good and give back. More than 10,000 organizations, including Food For The Poor, will be promoting charitable activities that support nonprofits.
“For more than three decades the philanthropic spirit has motivated generous donors to support Food For The Poor, which has allowed the organization to help others. Having a day that’s dedicated to giving back is an opportunity for nonprofits to shine the light on creative ways donors can make a difference throughout the year,” said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. “A day that’s dedicated to charitable deeds is a blessing for all involved, whether it’s of your time or from your resources.”
Visit www.FoodForThePoor.org/givingtuesday to read Executive Director, Angel Aloma’s blog and support Food For The Poor’s #GivingTuesday initiative What Does Giving Mean to You? See the responses from some of the charity’s donors in a short video at www.foodforthepoor.org/whygive, which will inspire you to look at gift-giving in whole new way.
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 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.