Monday, November 16, 2009

Oxfam America Unwrapped - The Gift that Helps Others


Through my friend Felicia's blog Go Graham Go, I learned about this wonderful organization called Oxfam America Unwrapped. It is an organization that allows you to give a gift to a child or community in need in someone's name, and they provide you with a beautiful card to be presented to that honoree.

For instance, for just $18.00 you could purchase a
honey bee hive for a family who could then produce and sell their Fair Trade Honey to provide for their family. For a little bit more money, $40.00, you can provide a family with a dozen chicks to produce eggs, generate income, and improve nutrition.

If there is a group of you that can pool your money, you can get together and even help a
village recover from a disaster for only $5,000.00; or provide the ultimate gift: a HOME on stilts for a family in a flood zone, so they do not have to relocate, all for only $10,000.00.

Now I know, some of this may seem a bit overwhelming and not in your budget, but how does $12.00 sound? This can provide
manure for farmers, and organic manure increases crop yield and is cheaper, greener, and safer than chemical fertilizers. Not a bad deal for a pile of sh*t!! :-)
Please, I know that times are tough all around, but let us all see what we can do to help others, remember that what goes around, comes around.... Thank you, Felicia for bringing this wonderful organization to my attention so I could share it with all my readers.
Wishing you all a wondrous holiday season with happiness, prosperity, friendship, and love.
Until next time..... Lorie

2 comments:

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

Oh wow, that really is awesome! A little really can go a long way. The world would be such a better place if we all helped each other out!

Simply Being Mommy said...

That is really cool! This is definitely something that I will consider donating too.

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