Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Goats,Chicks and Manure for Christmas

Oxfam America Unwrapped is offering a chance to give charitable gifts this year. You can choose from an assortment of different gifts such as a school desk, a goat, a water purifier, a vegetable garden, mosquito net and much more. How it works is you choose your gift, then you can personalize a card which will be sent to your chosen recipient. They will receive a card with the picture of the chosen purchased gift. Oxfam listens to what the poor need most and then, with programs such as this, they try and get those items for the people that need them most. If you cannot think of something to give because you already have everything, this is a great idea for gifts. They are unique and charitable. Depending on how much you want to spend there are different gifts you can give. A bar of soap can help keep a child sanitary and prevent many deadly diseases, and it is only $12. If you are feeling especially generous they have a gift of rebuilding a primary school for $1,500. It is a fun idea that could really change peoples lives during the holiday season. If you are interested go to their website at . There are also stories of gifts in action and how your gift can impact a community.

-Sara Frodge