Wednesday, March 17, 2010

First Friday Fast--for Haiti

The people of Haiti still need our help. After the devastating earthquake in January, the people of Port-au-Prince are struggling to rebuild their lives. These families lost everything in the disaster, and they aren’t able to feed their children.
You can make a crucial difference for Haitian families in need.
By making a small monthly sacrifice -- a "first Friday fast" -- and donating the money to Food For The Poor, you can provide lifesaving food to suffering children.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Vocational Center in Guatemala Teaches Baking, Dressmaking and Literacy

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 15, 2010) - For those who once scrounged for recyclable scraps of metal or bottles at the garbage dumps in the hopes of a meager payment - the Quetzaltenango vocational skills training program offers hope for a future. The program teaches people how to attain self-sufficiency and financial independence.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 How bad dog breath built two villages in Guyana

Joe and Judy Roetheli know what poverty is. Both grew up in humble surroundings: Joe on small farm near Hermann, Mo., and Judy in a small, sand-road town in Florida, where her father worked as a butcher/salesman and her mother ran an in-home daycare plus raised their own five children. Joe, who with his sister, was the first in his family to go past the eighth grade, went on to earn a doctorate in agricultural economics and Judy a degree in education...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Disaster Relief

Natural disasters can strike anywhere without notice. Merciless earthquakes, storms, floods, landslides and eruptions can cause unimaginable damage and claim precious lives. Depending where these natural disasters hit, families can lose homes, property, their means of livelihood… and they may even suffer injuries or fatalities.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Keller High School Teens 'Band' Together for Haiti

The Keller High School Culture Club had something to prove after the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti -- teenagers want to help too.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Major Milestone Reached for Boca Grande Friendship Village

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 1, 2010) – Just a few days away from its first fundraiser, the Boca Grande Friendship Village committee has met its first important milestone. They have raised more than $100,000, enough for Food For The Poor to begin constructing the first phase of the planned community in Pierre Payen, Haiti.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 No more empty bowls in Temecula

Choose a handmade bowl. Fill it with soup. Keep the bowl.
That is the slogan of a student-driven community service project, Empty Bowls Temecula, to raise money for the area’s hungry.
As many as 75 students, teachers and parents gathered Saturday in a ceramic classroom at Temecula Valley High School. The goal was to hit a quota of 1,000 bowls...