Friday, December 20, 2013

Joining Hands for a Better World: 12.20.13

On December 3, I set out on a pre-Christmas challenge — to post a tip a day we can collectively follow with the goal of making the world a better place. 

Today’s suggestion: Honor the Person Who Needs Nothing with a Gift that Keeps on Giving 

You all have people like this on your list. Perhaps they are trying to downsize. Or they only read books on their kindle now. They have a drawer full of new socks and every kitchen gadget imaginable. They no longer wear ties.

What to do?

Yesterday I shared a gift idea for the person who is computer savvy.

Today’s tip is for the person who does not like to go online. 

Consider making a gift to Oxfam America in his or her name.

Here’s how it works.
  • Pick your gift.
  • Your friend of loved one gets a free card (you can download and print or send electronically).
  • Your gift helps someone in need.
Oxfam America is a global organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice.

The Oxfam Unwrapped program offers a wide variety of gifts in many price ranges. 
They include:
  • Pack of Seeds ($12)
  • Manure (also $12)
  • Mosquito Nets ($20)
  • Computer Training ($35)
  • Emergency Toilet ($50)
  • Bicycle ($85)
  • Donkey Cart ($100)
  • Plant a Forest ($500)
  • Help Build a Girls’ School ($1,500)

There is something for everyone, with a price anyone can afford.

See what Rooney Mara wants for Christmas here.

This is the perfect solution for a last-minute gift.

FYI Oxfam America is highly rated by Charity Navigator .

That’s it for today. “See” you tomorrow.

“All together now,” as the Beatles once sang. Let’s see how much good we can do over the next few weeks.

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