The need is urgent—and the time is now.
You have just three days left to make a donation to Feed the Children so it can count as a tax deduction for 2015. More importantly, your gift today will go five times further, thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners. Each dollar you give provides $5 worth of food and essentials for hungry, hurting children and families.
For more than 35 years, Feed the Children has worked to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. We can’t do it without you. But together, we can work miracles. During the last fiscal year, Feed the Children distributed some $78 million in food, other necessities, educational supplies, and medicine to children worldwide. And folks like you sponsored 11,500 children.
Together, we are helping kids be kids. But our work isn’t done. We’re currently experiencing a shortfall for 2015, so we need you more than ever.
Ally is just one of the children we serve. A student at one of our partner schools in Tanzania, he knows firsthand the impact of Feed the Children’s work. Just five years ago, his fellow pupils were suffering from a rash of stomachaches. Kids were missing school—of the 418 children enrolled, some 20 students were missing lessons in any given week. Other kids were kept home because their parents worried about them catching the illness. Latrines were dirty and substandard. And the school had an inadequate water supply—children were being asked to bring water from home for their personal needs.
Today, it’s a whole new situation.
- Feed the Children has installed rainwater harvesting systems by setting water tanks at school. This has helped children to easily have water in school.
- Feed the Children has kept water buckets closer to latrines for hand washing after kids have visited the toilet and has helped educate the community of the importance of hand-washing.
- Feed the Children established a school feeding project, in which kids in the school are receiving mid-morning breakfast.
- In partnership with TOMS shoes, Feed the Children has been distributing shoes in the school.
“We thank Feed the Children for assuring our school becomes a safe environment for children,” said one of the school’s head teachers. “We thank Feed the Children for their tireless efforts, and for continuing to be part of us.”
Ally is grateful for the turnaround too. “Without Feed the Children, water tanks would not be here, and even the hand-wash project wouldn’t have happened. You have saved the lives of many children, and rescued the academic performance of our village.”
We’re thankful too—thankful for people like you who have partnered with us for these 35 years. Now is the time to step up again. Make your gift by the end of the year. You’ll get a break on your 2015 taxes, but more critically, you’ll be helping children just like Ally have a healthy, happy and hunger-free 2016. Give now.