Holiday Giving-5 Great Last Minute Online Gifts To Help Charities
Sudha Krishna | December 21, 2009 at 11:16 amby
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So, non-profit organizations are making it easier and in some cases fun to give online. Donors now have alternative ways to give online. You can donate a "gift" to someone on behalf of a non-profit. It is called alternative giving and it is a great way to give some truly special to the people in your life, especially if it is at the last minute, all you have to do is go online and with a few mouse clicks you are giving a gift that matters.
Here now is a small list of 5 Non-profit organizations with cool alternative giving programs.
1. What I Did Not Buy | BRAC
What I Did Not Buy is a great way of showing the impact of choosing not buy something. Skip those $150 dollar pair of shoes well that let's you provide HIV/AIDS supplies for those who desperately need it. BRAC is one of the largest NGO's (non-governmental organization) in the world. It is non-profit that started in Bangladesh and it specializes in small loans to the poor. It treats the poor as customers who need access to credit to make their lives better. BRAC has delivered over 5 billion dollars in loans and operates in everything from agriculture, to education, to health care, helping some of the worlds poorest in some of the world's hardest hit areas.
2. Gifts of Water | WaterCan
WaterCan is a Canadian charity that helps some of the poorest people in the world get access to clean drinking water and hygiene. It costs $25 to give a person access to clean drinking water for LIFE. WaterCan works in Ehtiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
3. Oxfam Unwrapped | Oxfam
For $50 you can give the gift of a goat -that is right a goat. In poor villages around the world a goat is a an invaluable resource. Oxfam is large international development agency.
4. Humane Gifts | Humane Society International
The ideal gift for the animal lover in your life. A $25 dollar gift pays for the care of puppy that has been rescued from a puppy mill.
5. Gifts of Light | CAMH
Thirty-five dollars buys a blanket some one suffering from bi-polar disorder or other related mental health diseases. The Canadian Association of Mental Health Gifts of Light catalogue is a thoughtful way of helping those who suffer from mental health disorders.
Those are just five non-profits organizations who have alternative gift catalogues. So in your holiday giving budget make one of your gifts to your friends or family, a gift that matters, a gift that makes a difference.
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