November 21, 2011

Thoughtful Christmas Shopping: Help to Fight Poverty

There are many aid agencies you can go through to purchase some thoughtful, poverty-fighting gifts this Christmas!  We sponsor a couple of kids and one is through Compassion - they are a great agency.

I have also bought through TEAR's Useful Gifts catalogue and they have a diverse range of gifts from $5 up to $10,000!! 

World Vision
Our other sponsor child is through WV and we have used this catalogue too.  If you are unfamiliar with this concept, you basically purchase a gift through the online catalogues and they will send you a card stating what you have bought and you can give them as or with a gift at Christmas.  A great idea for those hard to buy for, something different for teachers... and I particularly like them for children!  It's never to early to teach kids what it means to help others - especially in poverty stricken countries!!  I have enjoyed watching Anya help us choose what we will buy this Christmas.  So, why not make it a family activity, jump online and choose a few special gifts for those in need - every bit counts.


gret said...

They're such a great idea. This year at church we're taking part in the advent conspiracy -

gret said...

Actually that was the US version, there is an aussie version out there somewhere..