Holiday Gifting Ideas

Can’t think of something appropriate or memorable to give the person who has everything this holiday season?  How about getting THEM nothing?

Instead …

Oxfam America and Heifer International offer gifts that everyone will like!

Get someone in need something that THEY REALLY NEED …

Like a a flock of ducks or geese for $20, a water buffalo for $250, a camel for $850.

The following are just two of our favorite organizations that my family has “purchased gifts” (practical donations) from in past Christmases.

Heifer International –   www.heifer.org

Oxfam America – www.oxfamamericaunwrapped.com 

Its simple (and actually fun) to make these donations to a needy family, village or individual …Will you get Uncle Lee the gift of mosquito nets to keep a family in Africa from getting malaria?  Or get your nephew Connor a water pump for a village in Haiti?  You choose from a variety of gifts online, put them in your cart just as you would with any online retailer, and pay for them as you would anywhere.

Recipient of Heifer International gift

After completing the checkout process, you will have the opportunity to create personalized cards to tell your friends and family that you have honored them with a gift to people in need.

You feel good.  The person you needed to buy a present for feels good.  And the needy actual recipient living in poverty gets something essential that could mean the difference between life and death.  Make a donation to a worthy charity in this fun and unique way and forget the soap-on-a-rope.

This Christmas and/or Hannukah, leave a lasting impression not only on the recipient’s soul, but yours as well.

 

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