Monday, December 18, 2006

More Eco-Friendly and Socially Responsible Gift Ideas

From my last post on this topic, I had a few great suggestions from readers. Thank you!

Heifer projet
Provides animals that can support a sustainable food source (e.g., milk/eggs) to impoverished families.
  • Heifer envisions…A world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet.
  • Heifer’s mission is…To work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.
  • Heifer's strategy is…To “pass on the gift.” As people share their animals’ offspring with others – along with their knowledge, resources, and skills – an expanding network of hope, dignity, and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe.

Ten Thousand Villages
  • Ten Thousand Villages provides vital, fair income to Third World people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America.
  • Ten Thousand Villages works with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. This income artisans earn helps pay for food, education, health care and housing.

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