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November 2013

Giving at Year’s End

You can give a gift of hope and opportunity to hungry people with your year-end contribution to Bread for the World. Make your gift today by visiting www.bread.org/give. Tax-deductible gifts to Bread for the World Institute support research and analysis that shape policies and legislation that will help end hunger.

This year, some individuals will find themselves in a higher income tax bracket.  Others will be subject to higher capital gains taxes or to the new Medicare Contribution Tax. One option that may help reduce taxes is to contribute appreciated stock, which bypasses capital gains taxes and may qualify for a charitable deduction at the market price of the stock. To qualify as charitable gifts for income tax purposes, stocks should be transferred to Bread for the World Institute. For assistance in making stock transfers, please contact Kierra Jackson at 800-822-7323, ext. 1150 or kjackson@bread.org.

Honor Your Loved Ones This Christmas

When you make a donation to Bread for the World as a Christmas gift for a friend or family member, we’ll send a special card to your loved one, along with a one-year complimentary membership to Bread for the World. They’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness; you’ll help to end hunger in the United States and abroad. Visit www.bread.org/gift to honor your loved ones this Christmas.

Plus, it’s not too late to buy Christmas cards! Send Bread for the World cards to your family and friends, and they will learn about our vital work to help hungry and poor people. A pack of 10 cards and envelopes costs only $15, shipping included. To order your cards, visit www.bread.org/store or call 800-822-7323.

Order cards, books, CDs, and other merchandise by Dec. 6 to ensure delivery before Christmas!

Rev. James Forbes: Preaching to End Hunger

Congregations around the country are hearing God’s message that we are all called to end hunger, and pastors are learning how to more effectively preach about this charge. Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr., whom Newsweek magazine recognized as one of the 12 “most effective preachers,” is preaching in churches and leading homiletics workshops for those who speak from the pulpit. Rev. Forbes is senior minister emeritus of The Riverside Church and retired professor of preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Rev. Forbes is coming to a town near you in November and December. To check his schedule, visit www.bread.org/preaching.

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