December: Give differently this holiday season
Plan International USA eNews: December 2011
Letter from the Editor
It’s hard finding the right holiday gift for each of our loved ones. If you’re like me, you search for days, even weeks, to find the perfect gift, only to eventually settle on something quite ordinary. A tie for Dad. Perfume for Mom. Sweaters for the nieces and nephews. Gifts that are likely to end up collecting dust in the back of a closet when the holidays are over.
So this year, instead of giving the usual holiday gifts to your loved ones, give differently with Gifts of Hope!
Unlike that tie or bottle of perfume, Gifts of Hope are meaningful gifts that can make a world of difference in the lives of those who need them most. They can feed a child, fill a school with textbooks, enable a mother to earn an income for her family, and so much more.
This year, our Gifts of Hope catalog includes over 80 gifts that can change the lives of children, families, and even entire communities in the developing world. Choose from old favorites - like goats, bicycles, and baby chicks - or new additions like:
- A Winter Child Survival Kit that can protect a child during the cold winter months with blankets, coats, sweaters, hats and mittens;
- Socks and Shoes, which can allow a child to run, play and go to school without the risk of cuts, sores and disease; or
- A Pair of Rapidly Reproducing Rabbits that can provide food and income for a struggling family.
With so many life-saving gifts to choose from, there's sure to be something for everyone on your list. So give differently this holiday season, and shop the 2011 Gifts of Hope catalog today!
Did you know?
You can learn which countries will receive your Gifts of Hope this holiday season.
Click here to view a list of projects currently supported by Gifts of Hope>>
More reasons to give Gifts of Hope this holiday season
You can make your gifts go even further
The holiday season is a great time to make a tax-deductible gift, and your employer is likely to match it. Find out today if your employer will match your Gifts of Hope contributions. You will be multiplying your impact to help communities in need!
See if your company has a matching gift program>>
You can send a personalized gift card
When you give a Gift of Hope as a holiday gift this season, you can send your loved one a personalized gift card. Order by December 19th to make sure that your family member, friend or colleague receives your card in time for the holidays!
Shop the catalog to get a personalized card>>
Recognize World AIDS Day
Today is World AIDS Day, a day for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Show your support for World AIDS Day with a Gift of Hope that supports HIV treatment and prevention. For just $50, you can provide a 5-day training course on HIV and AIDS for health workers in high-prevalence communities.
Give the gift of a training course on HIV and AIDS>>