Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF) Empowers People to Lift Themselves out of Poverty with "Gifts That Matter" 2011 Campaign

TAX DEDUCTIBLE CHF CHARITABLE GIFTS MATCHED 3-TO-1 BY THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CIDA), QUADRUPLING CANADIANS' GIFTS

www.GiftsThatMatter.ca

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - With gifts including peanut butter and piglets, bamboo and bees, heifers and hampers, seeds and clean water, CHF's fantastic Gifts That Matter make meaningful gifts for friends, family and colleagues.

The Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF), one of Canada's longest standing international development organizations, runs the Gifts That Matter campaign in order to help transform the lives of people living in poverty, struggling with drought and famine, or rebuilding their lives following disaster. Canadians can make charitable gifts online for friends, family or colleagues. Best of all, the value of every gift donated is matched at least 3 to 1 by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)!

"Gifts That Matter are life-changing for families in developing countries," says Brodie Bazinet, Manager of Annual Giving at CHF. "Gifts like goats, seeds, clean water, or training can transform how people live, and bring hope and opportunity to families struggling with poverty. This campaign is about empowering Canadians to make a real difference in the life of someone who needs it most, and then about sharing the warmth of that experience with others."

GIFTS THAT MATTER MEDIA KIT, IMAGES AND E-BULLETIN

To download the Gifts That Matter media kit, photos with captions, and e-bulletin, please click here: www.chf-partners.ca/multimedia/gtmmediakit

ABOUT THE CANADIAN HUNGER FOUNDATION (CHF), www.chf-partners.ca

Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF) celebrates half a century making a difference with international development projects that eliminate poverty at its source. Established in 1961, CHF is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to enabling poor rural communities in developing countries to attain sustainable livelihoods. Recognized as a leader in international development for 50 years, CHF has implemented over 800 projects in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas, bringing food, water and most importantly, self-reliance to thousands of communities. Helping to change lives and create solutions to combat the effects of drought, disease and devastating poverty in rural communities throughout the world, CHF is headquartered in Ottawa, and has field offices in Africa and Asia.

SOURCE Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF)

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Media contact: Erin Vollick, 1-888-908-8035 ext. 302, erin@inboxcommunications.com.

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