Each year, a number of Christian nonprofits produce and present gift catalogs with ideas that will honor and celebrate moms on Mother’s Day while also giving hope to mothers, children, and families in poverty.
Food For The Poor, for example, is highlighting a number of gifts uniquely designed to improve the lives of poverty-stricken children and families who struggle to survive in developing countries.
“Every day, millions of children are forced to go hungry, thousands suffer from severe malnourishment, and their mothers are helpless to save them,” said Angel Aloma, Food For The Poor's Executive Director, in a press release. “When children cry out in pain, it breaks the parents’ hearts because they do not have food, clean drinking water, and medicines to give their children – in some cases, to save their lives.”
Because Food For The Poor acquires food in large quantities, the nonprofit says it only takes $14.60 a month to feed a starving family of four. For $43.80, a hungry child can be fed for a whole year.
“For just $14.60, you can feed a hungry family of four for a month and honor Mom with a heartfelt Mother's Day gift,” the organization says.
Another nonprofit, Compassion International, similarly shares how people can select gifts “that show the moms in your life how loved and valued they are — while also providing hope and opportunities for mothers and children in poverty.”
Compassion has highlighted 10 gift ideas based on the type of moms out there – ranging from the “coupon mom” and “green thumb mom” to the “new mom” and “bookworm mom.”
“Honor the Coupon-Clipping Mom in your life by giving an Income-Generation Bundle — a gift that will help a mother in poverty learn how to manage a small business and care for the needs of her family,” Compassion noted.
“Honor the Green Thumb Mom in your life by giving Garden Seeds — a gift that will help a family in poverty grow food that they can eat, sell in the market and, yes, even share with their neighbors.”
To view the catalogs of the groups mentioned above, click on their respective names.
By NRB Staff
Published: May 4, 2017