A creative way to give a gift is through Oxfam Unwrapped. This online alternative gift catalog has meaningful gifts that help support a wide range of programs around the world. All gifts are tax-deductable and come with a special card that notifies the recipient of their gift.
For $40, you can give the gift of a dozen chicks. This gift will provide those affected with HIV/AIDS a dozen chicks. The chicks give the family eggs, income, and improved nutrition.
School Meal Program
A school meal program for one child costs $25. Giving this option ensures that impoverished children in poor communities will receive a nutritious meal at school. Often this is the only complete meal that the child will get.
Miracle Tree Grove
This grove of miracle trees demonstrates the everlasting efforts of Oxfam Unwrapped. The Moringa tree is cultivated in tropical countries. The most common use for this tree is household water purification. This option will help a families learn to plant their own trees while getting the benefit of purified drinking water from the tree's seeds. The cost of this gift is $30.
Restful Sleep Guarantee
This best seller is $18 and remains a popular gift choice. Mosquito netting is essential in regions where Malaria and other fatal insect-borne diseases are abundant. This gift will protect families and provide them a restful night sleep.
For $20, you can give the gift of two school uniforms. This gift is important since uniforms are a school requirement in many communities. Many poor families are unable to provide uniforms for their children so this gift means that a child will be able to have clean clothes to wear to school.
Grow a Garden
You can help plant a vegetable garden for $30. This gift helps families generate income by planting fresh fruits and vegetables. These can then be sold in local markets as well as for the families themselves.
Another popular option is the option for sheep. For $50, this furry gift will let women earn an income by selling wool. This gift is not only cute but is a great choice that is one of the most popular options.
Find out more about Unwrapped in LoveToKnow's interview with Zaneet Potia, Press Officer, Branding at Oxfam America Unwrapped.