Thursday, 22 November 2007

Thursday Thirteen # 7 - Unique Christmas Gifts List

Thirteen Unique Christmas Gifts

This Christmas I want to give something truly meaningful - gifts of life ... with these special gifts we can celebrate the real meaning of Christmas and help some of the world's most vulnerable people.
To help them overcome a little of their poverty , take control of their future and make a practical response to global inequity.
I know it is also tax deductible in Australia but that isn't my reason.

From TEAR Australia
  1. School supplies $5
  2. Mosquito Net $10
  3. Tree seedlings $10
  4. Fuel Efficient stove $15
  5. Safe water $20

    From Christian Blind Mission international
  6. A goat $15
  7. Cataract operation for an adult $32
  8. Braces Shoes and Crutches for a child $19

    From World Vision Smiles campaign
  9. Immunisation in Northern Sudan $25
  10. Food for children where it is needed most$45

    From Oxfam -unwrapped
  11. Chickens $10
  12. Fishing Nets $30
  13. Soap $10
I believe in spreading the gifts in my basket LOL . Each organisation has so many more gifts for you to chose from.

We support two children regularly through World Vision but this it something extra that means more than another wrapped gift under my tree. I have an 'excess' amount of stuff already .

Update ... all my list has been bought ...well on credit.


Natalie said...

That's a great list! I have too much stuff too. My husband keeps asking me what I want and to be honest, I can't think of anything. Maybe I'll tell him to donate my gift money to a good cause. Who knows if he'd go for it. Have a great day! My TT is up

Sassy Lucy said...

We have donated animals and given school supplies as a mission through the church and it is very rewarding.

Tracey said...

Those are lovely thoughts, but I'm a firm believer in the concept of charity beginning at home. For that reason I support the Smith Family and the Salvation Army. We sponsor an Australian child, to help out with the little extras her family can't necessarily afford. I also support Australian cancer research.

pussreboots said...

Nice list. Happy TT.

Nicholas said...

Lists like that make the rest of us realize how lucky we are.

damozel said...

That's a wonderful and inspiring list. I mentioned it to my husband and we're going to do something similar. Thanks for the reminder!!

Robin said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday.

baby~amore' said...

Tracey - I support local charities too but this is something extra - I hope it inspires to do whatever they can where ever they see a need at home or overseas.
What I like is that people can do something with as little as $5-$10 the cost of a coffee & sandwich.

Gattina said...

What I like to do together with many others (fortunately) is when you are given a big bag to fill in with food, rice, noudles, cans etc. for the poors and homeless here in our country. There are special restaurants all over the country for the homeless and poors where they can get a good warm meal for free. There are also special shops to buy clothes for almost nothing, a winter coat for one $ for example.

baby~amore' said...

Our church does that Gattina and the supermarket chains do too. The are a collection point.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate the real meaning. I share your vision!

Shesawriter said...

May the blessings you bestow on others return to you tenfold! Happy TT and Happy turkey day! :-)

Secret Agent Mama said...

How wonderful of you! I almost always give to a charity during the holidays. The only time I haven't was a couple of years when we were down and out. XOXOX You've captured the true holiday spirit.

PMKU said...

Very thoughtful list! Thank you for the reminder. Happy TT

Nap Warden said...

Good for you! That really is a wonderful thing to do!

frog ponds rock... said...

Thanks for reminding me about TEAR. I have an order form for them somewhere here amongst all my clutter.. thankyou...cheers kim.

Anna said...

I saw some of these on CNN this morning. I think it's a great idea because most of us have way too much stuff already. Why not give to someone who has nothing rather than buy things we don't need?

Linda R. Moore said...

A wonderful and very timely reminder. :)

Here are my TTs:

Sandy Carlson said...

This is a marvelous resource. Thanks for being about others!

God bless.

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