For the past several years, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift like cookies or popcorn, I have made a financial contribution to Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) in honor of you, my client.
When I can, I also try to attend a packing event so that I can literally have a hand in the process of making this gift possible.
This past week our church, Incarnation Lutheran Church of Shoreview MN, packed over 780,000 meals at our annual FMSC Mobile Packing event. That’s enough to feed over 2,088 starving children around the world for an entire year!
One of the things I love about Feed My Starving Children is that FMSC is a living example of the miracles that can happen when enough people work together, for a common purpose, contributing what they can, over a long period of time.
Since their inception in 1987, FMSC has delivered over 2 billion nutritionally complete meals to
starving children around the world. 90% of the financial donations they receive
go directly toward feeding children.
To learn more about FMSC mobile packing experience, watch this video.
Whether you provide financial support to FMSC, contribute
your time to a packing event, or support businesses and others who do so, you
have been a part of this miracle as well.
For the 2018 tax year the standard deduction rises from $12,000 for a married couple filing jointly, to $24,000. This is good news for many people, but it also means that you may not receive a tax deduction on your charitable donations if your itemized donations (which includes charitable gifts) total up to less than $24k.
Katey McCabe, and her son, Fritz (age 6), volunteering at the 2017 packing event for Feed My Starving Children.
Earlier this month I had the chance to participate in a MobilePack™ event at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview, MN. It’s become an annual tradition for me and my family.
Since I also make a monthly financial contribution to Feed My Starving Children on behalf of my clients, it’s also a great opportunity to see my investment at work, actively participate in this event and help assemble the packages of soy, rice, vitamins and veggies that will be distributed to children around the world.
The theme for this year’s event was “All Hands On Hope”. To paraphrase Pastor Gary Medin, Senior Pastor at Incarnation, if you contributed financially to this event or to the church’s capital campaign or volunteered to help assemble meals, you have a hand in making this possible.
To that I would add, if you are a client of mine, you too have had a hand in supporting the life giving work of Feed My Starving Children. Thank you for your continued support and for your part in making this event possible.
Below is a “repost” of an article I posted last year describing this event. This post has been updated with current stats and facts.
Since 2009, GiveMN.org has paired charitable donors with qualified charitable organizations in a uniquely Minnesota movement known as Give To The Max Day.
Last year alone, donors anted up more than $20 million over a 24-hour period to support their favorite causes. To date, Give To The Max Day has raised over $125 million dollars for Minnesota-based charitable organizations.
Below are 3 reasons why you should give to the max on November 16th.