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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Several Love’s employees have chosen to support Feed The Children as part of a company-wide initiative entitled "Making a Difference from the Heart," which provided $450 to each corporate employee to donate to the non-profit organization of their choice in the greater Oklahoma City area.
A $2,700 donation has been earmarked to be used in future backpack deliveries in Oklahoma as part of Feed The Children’s educational program, Love’s reported.
"I believe Feed the Children is an organization that has always strived to make this world a better place," Kyle Sloan, rebate program coordinator at Love’s, said of his decision to the select the charity. "I appreciate that the organization is driven by a Christian leader who started out with a mission to feed the hungry, and has never faltered from that mission. I am thankful to have an organization to donate to that is always seeking to provide items that are tangible and non-tangible to those in need all around the world."
Donna Curlee, a payroll representative with Love’s, said she decided on Feed The Children because she wanted an organization that she knew for sure was honest and that helped children. "I have two wonderful children of my own and it has always hit a sad part in my heart when I think about the children that are out there that haven’t got food to eat, plus the other things children need," she stated. "I thank God that he has allowed me to have the ability to give them what they need and want to give back to the ones who get the opportunity to go out and help precious, innocent children."
Founded in 1979 by Larry and Frances Jones, Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters.
In fiscal year 2007, Feed The Children distributed more than 135 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally, supplementing almost 800,000 meals each day.
"We are so grateful for Love’s and the employees who chose Feed The Children to designate their funds to," said Larry Jones, founder and president of Feed The Children. "Their donation will be used for Feed The Children’s education program in Oklahoma. Feed The Children is committed to nourishing the minds and bodies of children in need and this program distributes books and supplies."
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