Rather than rushing to the big-box store at o-dark-thirty the day after Thanksgiving, consider this alternative shopping scenario.
You sleep in (if you’re fortunate enough to be off work).
Later in the morning, as you sip your tea or coffee, you flip on your computer and start checking off your gift list.
A great place to start your shopping day is at ChildFund International’s Gifts of Love and Hope online catalog. The gifts are unique, and each comes with a guarantee that the item you select will be used exactly as described in the catalog—whether that’s to improve nutrition of young children or to provide learning and development toys for a school.
Malaria is still the number one killer of children under the age of five worldwide. Mosquito nets for children in India, Afghanistan and The Gambia will provide protection for sleeping children and prevent malaria. Nets range from $5 to $14.
Children Helping Children
One section of the catalog helps children learn to share with others less fortunate. From board games to book bags to toys, these gifts range from $4 to $15.
The 20 List
And be sure to check out ChildFund’s 20 gifts under $20. Among the most popular gifts in this category are chickens and ducks that will provide nutrition and generate income for families in poor communities.
- a water buffalo to lighten a family’s load in Indonesia
- a bicycle and repair kit for youth in the USA
- a set of carpentry tools to help youth in Guinea gain economic independence
- 10 fruit tree seedlings for families in Brazil
- a well and hand pump for a community in Afghanistan.
There, your shopping is all done without ever having to fight for a parking space at the mall.