Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Rescue Gifts from IRC

I received this information and wanted to pass it on to you all- it's a great way to donate to those in need all around the world!

This holiday season, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is offering meaningful gifts that capture the true spirit of the season and have the power to save lives.

Each symbolic Rescue Gift - from a Baby Goat to the gift of Clean Water - represents a program, project or tool that the IRC uses in its critical humanitarian work around the world. Gifts will be used where and when most needed to provide help and hope to people who have been uprooted by conflict or disaster.

Gift-givers can browse Rescue Gifts online and dedicate them to loved ones, who will receive beautiful personalized print or e-cards to acknowledge the gift.  There is a Rescue Gift for everyone on a shopper’s list, at a variety of price points. A small sampling:

·         For the Green Thumb: A Community Garden Rescue Gift ($60) can provide tools and seeds to refugees who have been resettled in the United States, so that they can grow their own fresh, healthy food in an IRC-run community garden like the one in Seattle.
·         For parents: A Safe Delivery Rescue Gift ($24) can ensure critical supplies for the safe birth of a child in a crisis zone.  
·         For the foodie: A Honeybee Harvest Kit Rescue Gift ($72) can help farmers boost their income through beekeeping by providing hive frames, a smoker and a bee brush.
·         For the techie: A Solar Flashlights Rescue Gift ($115) can provide a simple tool to keep displaced women safe in crisis-stricken areas.
As an added bonus, shoppers who spend $75 or more at will receive a fashionable “Rescue” T-shirt or can have it sent as a gift.