OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF) is
entering the final stretch of its successful 'Gifts That Matter'
campaign, which encourages Canadians to give gifts like tools, seeds,
or livestock on behalf of their loved ones to some of the world's
poorest farmers. These gifts result in improved family incomes,
continuous access to nutritious food, greater opportunities for women,
and healthier, better educated children.
"'Gifts That Matter' offers charitable gift ideas that change lives," says Brodie Bazinet, Manager of Annual Giving at CHF. "For someone living in poverty in rural Africa or Asia, the gift of
seeds, tools, goats or chickens can transform how they live, how they
earn an income and how they provide for their children."
Ms. Bazinet expects this to be an outstanding year for Gifts That
Matter, as this campaign is already well ahead of last year's and it
still has two weeks to go. The influx of funds it provides is essential
because it drives CHF's rapidly growing programming.
"CHF has been working in the world's poorest communities for over fifty
years, and is now poised to reach more families than ever," adds Bazinet. "We depend on these heartfelt contributions from Canadians to help make
Last year, Canadians gave 3,890 gifts to families worldwide. With a
boost from the Canadian International Development Agency's matching
program, the result was well over $1 million in support for families in
For more information, visit giftsthatmatter.ca
For further information:
Michael Jones, (613) 407-0327