I bet you know someone who is very hard to shop for because they already have everything and really don’t need another gift. Christmas is a week away you still don’t know what to get them. Well, I have the perfect gift for you. For the person who has everything, how about giving a solar cooker or a family vegetable garden in their honor to a family with hardly anything? Or how about a goat, or the gift of clean water?
World Concern, a global non-profit relief organization, makes it easy for you to buy meaningful Christmas gifts in honor of your friends and family benefiting families in third world countries. They have an online gift catalog, complete with categories for you to choose from such as disaster lifeline, animals, health, food & water, education, and so on. You can browse their categories and find the perfect gift instead of that Santa tie and even print out an gift card at home for your recipient to receive.
Here are just a few things you can buy:
Gift Description: For many women in arid eastern Chad, finding wood to cook with is an exhausting and dangerous challenge. Solar cooking provides a way to benefit from the abundant, free and safe energy nature supplies so generously in an area with more than 300 sunny days a year. For just $25, you can buy a solar stove kit and provide training on how to use it.
Gift Description: For $85, give a goat and the tools to ensure it is well-cared for! The complete goat package includes vaccinations and a pen. Once full-grown, goats can produce up to a gallon of nutritious milk each day. Goat herds grow quickly. The sale of kid goats can provide a month’s income—enough to enable families to send their children to school.
The gift guide includes a wide variety of gifts you can choose from in different price ranges. This year my kids get to choose a gift from the catalog as part of our Christmas gift to them. It’s fun for our family to read through each gift description and talk about the impact it will have on the families receiving them.
I would also like to give the gift of a family vegetable garden from the catalog for a struggling family which will help fight hunger and resistance to disease abroad. I am buying these gifts and giving it away in honor of FOUR Savory Sweet Life Readers. All you have to do is leave a comment about your favorite Christmas gift you’ve ever received. Contest is open to EVERYONE. Winners will be chosen by Random.org on Christmas Day at 9pm PST. Merry Christmas!