It is estimated that 80% of the world's population (people just like you or me) live on less than $10 a day, and that 50% of the world lives on less than $2 a day.
Still think your small donation won't make a dent? Do the math - it will!
Please see my earlier post first, offering charitable 'intangible' gifts from UNICEF Gifts of Magic, World Vision's Gift Catalogue and OxFam Unwrapped Canada that I broke down into categories to hopefully make gift selection a little easier for you.
Need more ideas? I was delighted to learn of the following charities offering similar gifts - so many choices! I would very much like to thank and reference this article ("The Good List: Gifts that Give Back" originally by Tasha Lopez on BlogSpot). Tasha's article even discusses websites like Free2Work.org that offer holiday shopping suggestions that are not a result of child labour. Tasha is a true inspiration!
More Charities Offering Gifts to the Needy:
|Screenshot: Food for the Poor website|
|Screenshot: Heifer International website|
|Screenshot: World Relief website|
|Screenshot: Food for the Hungry website|
UPDATE: Food for Hungry's Canadian website here, offering many more options like athletic supplies ($15), coffee seedlings ($15), four rabbits for $25, and so much more (sewing instruction, health & nutrition training, etc.)!
|Screenshot: Harvest of Hope website|
|Screenshot: Changing the Present website|
|Screenshot: Trees for Life International website|
|Screenshot: Mercy Corps' Mercy Kits website|
|Screenshot: Alternative Gifts website|
|Screenshot: Salvation Army Gifts of Hope website|
|Screenshot: CAREgifts website|