Outreach International, a humanitarian organization based in Greater Kansas City, Missouri, announces its 2010 holiday shopping solution. For the person who has everything, the new Sustainable Gifts Catalog is filled with meaningful gifts that make a lasting difference in the fight to end poverty. Best-selling gifts include:
ONE GOAT – $75
For once, “getting someone’s goat” is a good thing!
A family’s solution to hunger and malnutrition can be as simple as a goat. Goats deliver daily nutrition (up to a gallon of milk day), as well as organic fertilizer for greater harvests. Give two goats, and the gift multiplies: the sale of just one animal can cover school fees for an entire school year.
GIRLS’ EDUCATION – $35
“No Girl Left Behind.” That’s a guiding value at Outreach International’s 100+ schools.
Most of the world’s poor struggle to feed their children once a day, let alone pay for school fees. If there is money for a child to attend primary or secondary classes, that privilege usually goes to the eldest male child. This affordable gift has the power to break the generational cycle of poverty, and to give girls a chance to reach their full potential.
VENTED STOVE – $120
Help families breathe easier with a smoke-free vented stove.
Nearly half the world cooks over open fires, putting mothers – and the children at their sides – at high risk for burns and respiratory diseases. A vented stove protects families from deadly smoke and uses a fraction of the firewood, reducing the effects of deforestation.
Matthew Naylor, president of Outreach International, reminds shoppers that these gifts aren’t mere hand-outs.
“We don’t give handouts or make short-term investments,” says Naylor. “We partner with communities to build self-reliance and to help them achieve their own goals, from food production to clean water to medical access and education. We call our work Sustainable Good, and the items in our Sustainable Gifts Catalog represent some of the life-changing results of our work.”
Outreach International’s Sustainable Gifts Catalog is available for online holiday gift-giving at https://secure2.convio.net/ori/site/Ecommerce?store_id=2421, or by calling 888.356.7777.
About Outreach International:
Outreach International (http://www.outreach-international.org/) has a 30-year record of success working with the poor to create sustainable solutions to their most urgent needs, including access to clean water, education, income, sustainable food sources, health care … and self-reliance. The Missouri-based charity is one of only 0.2% of all U.S. charities to receive the Independent Charities of America Seal of Excellence. It is a Charity Navigator Four Star Charity and a Better Business Bureau-accredited charity.
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