I've blogged about thehungersite.com and the related sites, how they have really wonderful gift items - and when you buy something, you are also purchasing food or other donations for needy people around the world. (Also paying for mammograms, promoting child literacy and health, saving the rain forest, and helping rescue animals and endangered species.)
I know that a lot of people give donations this time of year, and I just wanted to let you know that the "Gifts that Give More" program, through thehungersite.com and the related sites, allows you to make all sorts of donations. You can feed hungry people, send children to school in impoverished nations, pay a teacher's salary, provide medication for someone with HIV/AIDS (we're talking $11 for one month of medication), provide a cookstove for a family in Darfur, provide books for children in the US, get animals to the vet, plant a tree, save a jaguar, save a baby turtle - there are about 200 ways you can give, for as little as $1 and as much as $300 (one year of a teacher's salary) - it really is inspiring. You can liberate girls from indentured servitude, save seals and orangutans, feed a US family, provide nutrition for malnourished children - it goes on and on.
DH and I have started making 8 donations for Chanukah - you may want to make 7 donations for Kwanzaa, or 12 donations for Christmas.
At this time of year, when we celebrate family and friends and our religious or cultural traditions, let's all try to remember that we have so much, while most of the world has so little.
Please consider sharing, however much you can. It doesn't have to be a lot. But just a little bit can go a long way for someone who has nothing.
Here's the link to "Gifts that Give More"