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Feed My Starving Children Offers Holiday Gifts That Save Kids

December 7, 2012
Feed My Starving Children Offers Holiday Gifts That Save Kids

 

Feed My Starving Children
Offers Holiday Gifts That Save Kids
Tax-deductible fundraising gifts are a win-win.
 
Coon Rapids, Minn.– As fall colors bring thoughts of holiday shopping, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) announces a new line of useful gifts that also fund meals for children. Ranging in price from $10 to $320, these “Gifts That Grow” are sold online at FMSCMarketPlace.org and in retail MarketPlace shops at the charity’s meal-packing sites in Minnesota, Illinois, and Arizona. Feed My Starving Children sends nutritious, hand-packed meals to children worldwide.

There are six Gifts that Grow to choose from, including a $10 cross necklace that funds 45 meals; a $50 handmade chili bowl or ornament that funds a box of food (216 meals); and on the high end, a framed photo for $320 that feeds a family in the developing world for an entire year. Each sale counts as a tax-deductible donation, minus the fair market value of the item.
“Some charities give you a coupon to represent your financial gift,” says Mark Crea, CEO of Feed My Starving Children. “But with Gifts that Grow, you actually get a useful item—like a soup bowl or ornament—a visible reminder of the kids you’re feeding. It’s a win-win when we can help people give unique and meaningful gifts that work hard to change our world.”
Besides Gifts that Grow, the FMSCMarketPlace.org offers a large inventory of household items and jewelry made by artisans in the developing world. Each purchase of a basket, shoulder bag, or necklace provides a fair wage to a struggling artisan, while profits help Feed My Starving Children produce more meals. 
 
“I’m thrilled that after 25 years, we’re still innovating ways to grow and feed more of those in need,” says Crea. “By supporting the artisans who receive our food, we help them earn a fair wage and become self-reliant.”
 
A Christian non-profit founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to nearly 70 countries, where they're used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and other building blocks of healthy communities. Last year FMSC produced 133 million meals, maintained its seventh consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator and spent 92% of total donations directly on feeding the hungry. To find out more about FMSC, including the location of their seven packing sites, go to fmsc.org .
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$10 Small Cross Necklace
Provides 45 meals
No fair Market Value
 
$50 box of food ornament
Provides 216 meals
No fair Market Value
 
$50 handmade chili bowl
Provides 216 meals
Fair market value $20
Tax deductible donation $30
 
$80 Handmade Metal Cross
Feeds a child for one year
Fair Market Value $10
Tax deductable donation $70
$80 Glass Ball Ornament
Feeds a child for one year
Fair Market Value $10
Tax deductible donation $70
 
 
$320 Framed Photograph
Feeds a family for one year
Fair Market Value $30
Tax deductible donation $290
 

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