Pompano Beach, FL (September 20, 2014) – Late September, LogoUp donated 1,200 brand new backpacks to Food For The Poor for Jamaican children heading back to school.
Founded in 1982, Food For The Poor is the largest international relief and development organization in the United States serving the poor in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Its programs provide housing, healthcare, education, fresh water, emergency relief and micro-enterprise assistance, in addition to feeding hundreds of thousands of people each day. The charity has provided more than $10 billion in aid. More than 95% of all donations go directly to programs that help the poor.
Earlier this year, LogoUp.com CEO Brian Roberts, along with the Levitetz Family Foundation, visited four schools across Jamaica and handed out new backpacks to all the children going back to school. Though easily overlooked, such donations can truly improve the lives of children. Visit their Facebook page to see their smiling faces.
“Children in developing countries often don’t have the most basic supplies, including backpacks,” said Robin Mahfood, President and CEO of the Coconut Creek, Florida-based group.
“By providing sturdy backpacks, LogoUp is making a real difference for these children by preparing them to be good students,” he said. “Education is at the core of breaking the cycle of poverty. When a child is given a backpack and can face the school day properly prepared, and with confidence, it makes a world of difference.”
Want to help? Learn more at www.FoodForThePoor.org.