Looking for more meaningful ways to give back this holiday season?

 

 

 

Charity gift certificates.

 

Go to this website and they’ll let you purchase a gift card in someone’s name and then the recipient can choose their charity.

 

http://www.charitygiftcertificates.org/Charities.aspx

 

 

 

The gift of clean water.

 

$85 provides 10-20 years of a clean water filter for a family in Africa. In other words, you’ll help save a family.

 

http://www.bloodwatermission.com/christmas/

 

 

 

Gift catalog.

 

Sam’s Purse has a whole catalog of ideas of ways you can help those around the world, and you can determine the amount you want to give.

 

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Gift of freedom.

 

You can help women, men and children flee slavery and trafficking situations and bring recovery into their lives.

 

https://secure3.convio.net/ijm/site/Ecommerce?store_id=1481

 

 

 

Beautiful, handcrafted items with fair trade policies. Meaning, the person who made the thing gets the profit. What a concept.

www.tenthousandvillages.com

 

 

 

Things you can do with your family:

 

  • Visit a nursing home and bring a gift to a resident who doesn’t have any family.
  • If hosting a party this season, ask each guest to bring a wrapped gift for a child and drop off at a shelter or a grocery item and donate to a food pantry.

 

  • Buy a bag of groceries for a family in need and leave it on their doorstep anonymously.

 

 

 

Matthew 25:40 says, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, ye have done it undo Me…”

 

 

 

You help someone out, you’re serving Christ himself.Each and every time.