Buy A Card | Feed A Child


Since we began our BUY A CARD | FEED A CHILD™ program in January, 2013 we have donated the equivalent of over 1, 305, 617 meals to hungry children and families in the United States, Canada and countries around the world where hunger, malnutrition and starvation are a daily threat.

Did you know that more than 15,000 children around the world die each day from the effects of starvation? As you may know, Legacy is a family-owned business (started by our patriarch, Dave Dunn, and passed on to his three daughters, Mary Pat, Pam and Cathy and their husbands, Pete, Tim and Carlos). You’ve seen our kids on the cover of our catalog, year after year. You may have even met them at a trade show. Families and children have always been central to who we are as a company and as individuals. In fact, all three sisters were once teachers, and all three husbands have served their country proudly in the U.S. Army. We believe we all have an obligation to make this world a better place, not just for our families, but families everywhere. Over 55 million children across the globe suffer from the debilitating impact of acute malnutrition, a medical term that essentially means the body begins feeding on itself because it lacks proper nutrition to survive otherwise. And in the United States, 20% of all children live in food insecure households, meaning they do not get the proper nutrition they need or adequate meals on a daily basis to succeed at school, in sports or in other activities.


That is why we are so excited to announce the launch of our BUY A CARD | FEED A CHILD™ card line. Every full-color card (SRP $2.99) you purchase from Legacy helps feed hungry children and families in the United States and around the world. Legacy donates a portion of the profits from each card to different hunger relief organizations each month that are committed to eradicating the deadly scourge of hunger and malnutrition from the face of the earth. We believe this goal can be accomplished in our lifetime with your help.

No child should have to go hungry. No family should be without enough to eat on a regular basis. It isn’t just about selling greeting cards for us. It’s about saving lives. You can help make a difference in a child’s life. Won’t you join us in the fight?

Want to know how we are doing in our efforts to end hunger? Check back here monthly to see the organizations we are supporting and the equivalent number of meals we have provided (derived by dividing our donation by the cost per meal as provided by the recipient organization).


2016 Donations

First Quarter Donation
Legacy chose Food For The Poor (www.foodforthepoor.org) as our recipient organization for the first quarter of 2016. Thanks to your greeting card purchases in the first quarter of 2016, Legacy was able to provide a donation in an amount equivalent to 96,570 meals (based on cost-of-meal information provided by the recipient) to Food For The Poor (“FFTP”). FFTP is the largest international relief and development organization in the United States. So far this year alone, Food for the Poor has:

  • Shipped 934 tractor-trailer sized containers packed with food, medicine and other essential items.
  • Built 1,881 new housing units to provide families in need of shelter with protection from the elements and a safe place to call home.
  • Completed 5 water projects to give parched communities the precious gift of easy access to safe, clean water.

Food for the Poor is one of the most efficient international relief organizations in the world, having received a 5-Star Financial Efficiency rating, from the independent rating agency Ministry Watch, the highest possible score, based on the latest information from 2010. FFTP is among the upper echelon for cost-efficiency within the MinistryWatch.com database, where it ranks 10th out of 341 ministries.

Second Quarter Donation
Legacy chose Feeding America (www.feedingamerica.org) as our recipient organization for the second quarter of 2016. Thanks to your greeting card purchases in the 2nd quarter of 2016, Legacy was able to provide the equivalent of 51,902 meals (based on cost of meals information provided by the recipient) to Feeding America.

Feeding America is the leading domestic hunger-relief charity in the U.S. Feeding America helps hungry children and families across the country through diverse programs such as: Kids Café, which provide free meals and snacks to low-income children; the Summer Meals program, which provides nutritious, healthy meals, food packages, vouchers and/or snacks to children at risk of hunger in the summer months when school is not in session; and the School Pantry Program, which establishes school based pantries to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to low-income students and their families. Through their Mobile Food Pantry and Senior Grocery Program, they also ensure that families and seniors living in food “deserts” have access to healthy, nutritious sources of food. Feeding America has been given a 4-Star Rating (the highest possible rating) by Charity Navigator, a leading, independent charity evaluator.

Third Quarter Donation
Legacy chose the Haitian Apostolate of the Worcester Diocese (www.worcesterdiocese.org/haitian-apostolate) as our recipient organization for the third quarter of 2016. Thanks to your greeting card purchases in the 3rd quarter of 2016, Legacy was able to provide the equivalent of 22,793 meals (based on cost of meals information provided by the recipient) to the Haitian Apostolate.

The Haitian Apostolate has worked side-by-side with the people of Les Cayes, Haiti for over 25 years to improve the quality of life and provide educational opportunities to the children of this region of southwestern Haiti, the area that was hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew in October. Through their Adopt-A-Student program, the Haitian Apostolate connects individual benefactors with more than 850 impoverished students at schools from pre-Kindergarten to the university level. Donations pay for the total cost of a child’s education, including daily meals, uniforms, books and tuition. The Haitian Apostolate also collects, ships and distributes backpacks with school supplies and other items provided by sponsors. Finally, the Haitian Apostolate has begun building a student canteen that will prepare, store and distribute daily meals to local schools. This Canteen Project will coordinate agricultural education and promote the use of locally grown products to encourage self-sufficiency and decrease hunger.

Fourth Quarter Donation
Thanks to your purchases of greeting cards during the fourth quarter of 2016, Legacy was able to donate the equivalent of approximately 25,617 meals to the United Nations World Food Program USA. For over 50 years, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has worked in collaboration with governments to do whatever it takes to deliver lifesaving food to children and families most in need, wherever they are in the world, by providing meals in schools, distributing staples during emergencies and delivering food vouchers in conflict zones. 

For just $75.00, WFP can provide an emergency box to a family of four that provides life-saving food for an entire month. The World Food Program USA has a Three-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator. 


2015 Donations

First Quarter Donation
Legacy chose Food For The Poor (www.foodforthepoor.org) as our recipient organization for the first quarter of 2015. Thanks to your greeting card purchases in the first quarter of 2015, Legacy was able to provide a donation in an amount equivalent to 98,194 meals (based on cost-of-meal information provided by the recipient) to Food For The Poor (“FFTP”).  FFTP is the largest international relief and development organization in the United States.  Last year alone, Food for the Poor:

  • Provided more than 30.3 million pounds of rice, 12.9 million pounds of beans, 9.6 million pounds of canned and other life-sustaining foods to hungry and starving children and families.
  • Built 7,367 housing units for poor families.
  • Shipped more than 430 containers of educational supplies to schools, training centers, and clinics, and to support homes for orphans and the aged.
  • Delivered 600 containers of medicines and medical supplies to the poor.

Food for the Poor is one of the most efficient international relief organizations in the world, having received a 5-Star Financial Efficiency rating, from the independent rating agency Ministry Watch, the highest possible score, based on the latest information from 2010. FFTP is among the upper echelon for cost-efficiency within the Ministry Watch.com database, where it ranks 10th out of 341 ministries.

Second Quarter Donation
Thanks to your greeting card purchases in the second quarter of 2015, Legacy was able to provide a donation equivalent to 62,900 meals* to Feeding America (www.feedingamerica.org). Feeding America is the leading domestic hunger-relief charity in the U.S. Feeding America helps hungry children and families across the country through diverse programs such as: Kids Café, which provide free meals and snacks to low-income children; the Summer Meals program, which provides nutritious, healthy meals, food packages, vouchers and/or snacks to children at risk of hunger in the summer months when school is not in session; and the School Pantry Program, which establishes school based pantries to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to low-income students and their families. Through their Mobile Food Pantry and Senior Grocery Program, they also ensure that families and seniors living in food “deserts” have access to healthy, nutritious sources of food. Feeding America has been given a 4-Star Rating (the highest possible rating) by Charity Navigator, a leading, independent charity evaluator.

Third Quarter Donation

Legacy has chosen Feed The Children (www.feedthechildren.org) as our third quarter donation recipient.  Thanks to your greeting card purchases in the third quarter of 2015, Legacy’s donation was equivalent to 100,142 meals (based on cost of meals information provided by the recipient).  With that donation, Legacy has surpassed one million meals donated since we began our BUY A CARD | FEED A CHILD™ program in 2013.
Feed The Children is one of the largest international charities based in the U.S. With the mission of providing hope and resources for those without life’s essentials, Feed The Children is a BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity and uses a comprehensive and integrated program to combat hunger and poverty. Feed The Children addresses four basic needs: food and nutrition, water and sanitation, education and health, and community development.  Through its Americans Helping Americans program, Feed The Children and its partners are moving semi tractor-trailers loaded with 25-pound boxes of food, more than 10-pounds of essentials and personal care items, and Avon products from coast to coast in order to provide our neighbors with help and hope. Each of the semis holds enough food and essentials to help 400 families for up to a week.

Fourth Quarter Donation
Thanks to your greeting card purchases in the fourth quarter of 2015, Legacy was able to provide the equivalent of 19,229 meals* to  Stop Hunger Now (www.stophungernow.org), an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 15 years. Stop Hunger Now provides hungry children and families pre-packaged meals of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals. Over 70% of its meals go to support transformational development programs such as school feeding programs, vocational training programs, early childhood development programs, orphanages, and medical clinics throughout the U.S. and internationally. Stop Hunger Now has received a 3-Star rating from Charity Navigator.  

*(based on cost-of-meal information provided by the recipient)

2014 Donations

January: 95,301 meals
October: 83,822 meals

   
        


February: 66,479 meals



March: 16,657 meals

April: 15,373 meals 

May: 87,430 meals

June: 6,053


July: 14,926 meals

 


 


August: 16,324 meals

September: 36,933 meals


 



 

November: 14,862 meals



 

December: 14,741 meals


 

                







Total meals provided since January 1, 2013

1,305,617

...thanks to you and your card purchases!