Gifts that Give Hope Long After Your Wrapping Paper Is Trashed.

I KNOW money gets tight this time of year.  I get it.  I also believe that giving to people in need is a great way to show gratitude for the many blessings I have.  Wouldn't it be great to throw a Holiday Party, but instead of exchanging gifts, collect donations to a special cause.  How about a $500 contribution to give a Water Pump to a community lacking water?  Did you know that LG Electronics has partnered with the World Food Program ~ they are matching donations dollar for dollar when you give to the Horn of Africa campaign.  There are many charities looking for extra help during the holidays. Consider donating to your local food banks first, and if you are able, look at global charities that give hope, nutrition, and livestock.  Yes, I said, livestock.  Here are a few organizations I have bookmarked.

Samaritans' Purse ~ Operation Christmas Child & Gifts With Meaning Catalog

Did you miss the chance to pack a shoe box?  You can still donate to the Operation Christmas Child endeavour and pack a shoe box online at Samaritan's  Their Gifts with Meaning catalog also gives a variety of options to donate to a child in need.  Some of the gifts sound strange to my Canadian self, but I'm sure the gift of "small animals" or seeds and farm tools would be welcome to a family that could use those items.
"Millions of people are struggling to survive the devastation of poverty, disease, and disaster. Your gifts can make a difference to a family that needs food to last through a crisis, or a woman receiving livelihood training so she can better care for her family, or a community that’s hearing about the Living Water – Jesus Christ – as they implement a clean water solution.
This catalog contains a variety of ways you can join in our ministry of relief and evangelism, at Christmas, Mother’s Day, birthdays, or any other gift-giving holiday. As you browse the catalog, you can fill your cart with gifts in honor of family members or friends, and when you check out, send an e-card telling your loved ones of the special gifts made in their names."

World Food Programme ~ Horn of Africa Campaign.

Any donations to this hunger campaign will be matched by LG Electronics.
"Drought in the Horn of Africa has left millions of people struggling to find the nutritious food they need.  Help feed a hungry child in Ethiopia and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by our partner LG Electronics. You can ensure that children receive food and an education, and women farmers get the training they need to escape hunger for years to come. Your gift today will have a remarkable impact – and until December 31, it will go TWICE as far."

UNICEF ~  Survival Gifts.

My friend, Gingermommy just wrote a post about this charitable campaign. She did a great job discussing why UNICEF Canada Survival Gifts holiday program is a worthy cause.

Are there any local or global charities that you like to support?

*This is not a sponsored post but is spotlighting charities near and dear to my heart.  Quotes are borrowed from the corresponding links attached to each topic.

1 comment:

momto8 said...

Thank you for reminding me! We get the joy in our heart as a gift when we give to others....