Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
Futures for Children launches its annual National Campaign for Chefs 4 Futures for Children on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 on the UN designated World Food Day for the second year in a row. Restaurants in major cities across the U.S. are participating to help raise awareness about Futures for Children.
There is a big myth that all American Indian tribes have casinos. There are 568 federally recognized tribes in the U.S. and according to a Times Magazine article (12/16/02) 187 have gaming. Out of the 187, 24 make 66% of the all the profit. The truth is that gaming has failed to raise most Native Americans out of poverty. The reality is that most of the American Indian people in this country are dealing with poverty. Poverty is the reality for most of the communities served by Futures for Children. The Futures for Children family are inspired by the American Indian young people who face poverty yet look beyond their adversity, and still believe in their ability to improve life for themselves, their families and communities.
For participating restaurants, please visit –http://www.futuresforchildren.org.
Chef Aude Lauu said, “Le Paris French Bakery has been part of the Chefs 4 Futures for Children campaign since its inception in April 2011 during the Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We support the efforts of Futures for Children.”
Since 1968, Futures for Children has had Three Circles of Support to self-sufficiency that includes Youth Leadership, Mentorship/Friendship and Families in Action in Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo and Mescalero Apache communities in Arizona and New Mexico as well as the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. Futures for Children’s self-help philosophy goes right to the heart of efforts by American Indian people to empower themselves through education and turn back the results of centuries of oppression.
For additional information about Chefs 4 Futures for Children: A National Campaign, our programs or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Inky Kim, Vice President of Development, at kimi (at) futuresforchildren (dot) org.
Inky Kim at kimi (at) futuresforchildren (dot) org
Futures for Children
9600 Tennyson Street NE
Albuquerque, NM 87222-2282
505-821-2828 x 109