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May 2011

Honor and Memorial Gift Cards

Honor a family member or friend with a gift to Bread for the World to celebrate a graduation, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day—or to remember a loved one this Memorial Day. When you give an honor or memorial gift, a special card is sent to your honoree or their family. The gift also offers the honoree the option of a one-year complimentary membership with Bread for the World. Visit www.bread.org/go/giftoflife or call 1-800-822-7323 to learn more.

Bread’s Washington, DC, Office Welcomes You

The staff of Bread’s Capitol Hill office is settled into the new space.

The views capture the wide sweep of Capitol Hill, and the interior is full of light and space for Bread staff and our denominational and coalition partners to meet, train, worship, and work together.

Many Bread members, campus groups, and church mission groups have already stopped by, which is exactly what we wanted when we selected the space.

“Our architects saw Bread for the World as warm, welcoming, and mission-driven, and our office reflects that,” says Kathy Pomroy, who wore a “move coordinator” hat in addition to her usual role as director of organizing.

If you’re in the Washington, DC, area—whether you live nearby or are visiting from out of town—please come by and see how staff members literally have their eyes on Congress!

Micah Challenge to Global Leaders: A Colorful Reminder of Your Promise

A recent addition to the walls of Bread’s Washington office is a sampling of colorful handprints—just a few of the millions made by Christians as part of Micah Challenge’s prayer and advocacy action day last fall, on 10/10/10. Participants came together to help energize the church to be a voice for justice, integrity, and generosity.

Micah Challenge, a partner in Bread’s advocacy work, mobilized supporters in more than 70 countries to make handprints as a sign of their promise to “remember the poor.” Printed on cloth, banners, signs, and petitions, the handprints were delivered to political leaders all over the world to remind them of their own promise, as part of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, to cut global poverty in half by 2015.

Martin Kapenda, Micah Challenge coordinator in Zambia, says, “What I found of great motivation was the 10/10/10 prayer … [particularly] the phrase ‘We can rid the world of the sin of extreme poverty.’”

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