Great Holiday Gifts

by deborah on December 5, 2011

in Charities-Community Involvement, Great Gifts, Holiday Food, Decorating & More

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

HEIFER and OXFAM offer great Christmas gifts for your friends and family that will help those who really need it.

Instead …

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 –


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.

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.

It's fun selecting a gift from Oxfam, Heifer and similar charities that exemplify the Christmas theme of "Peace on Earth"

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.

Helping someone in need – now that’s important for a Romance Renaissance!

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