Are you anything like me and still haven’t finished your Christmas shopping? Whatever gift you are on the hunt for, below we’re sharing our top ideas for meaningful gifts that require no shipping and can transform lives. Our catalog items are gifts that last longer than the holidays. They reflect generosity and love — the reasons you give in the first place. We also have printable gift cards so your loved ones can learn how their gift is making a difference.
Each of these items allows you to honor children and families who need it most. And, gives you a chance to share Food for the Hungry’s mission with family and friends in a tangible, generous way. From gifting school uniforms on behalf of your favorite scholar to the gift of vegetable seeds for the gardener in your life, we have the perfect last-minute gifts for each person on your list. Keep reading for our top 5 ideas just in time for Christmas:
1. Start with the Basics
Clean water is a necessity that flows into every part of daily life. Without clean water, regular tasks become a challenge. With this gift, provide a vulnerable family with life-changing access to clean water with a Sawyer Point One Water Filter. Families can filter water from any source without chemicals, electricity or pumps. The filter removes 99.9 percent of all harmful pathogens from water, such as salmonella, cholera and E. coli.
2. Unfortunately Disasters Happen
Disasters happen when you don’t always expect them and families can be greatly affected. With this gift, provide a family in a hunger crisis with immediate nutritional support for one month. This gift includes staple foods like wheat, beans and cooking oil.
3. Dress for Success
School uniforms are often required for attendance, meaning without one, a child must stay home. When a family can’t afford a school uniform, the children forego an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty through education.
4. Long Term Results
Invest in the next generation by providing discipleship training for children and teens! Your gift gives them a Bible and allows FH staff to help build Christian character and form long-term relationships with them in after-school programs. In many cases, these trainings allow the child to better serve their communities and be a witness for Christ.
5. Quick Pick: Vegetable Seeds
Agriculture can be a key ingredient in breaking the cycle of poverty. When you give vegetable seeds, you’re offering families the supplies they need to grow a sustainable source of food and income. These seeds give families a chance to sell the surplus in the market and earn additional income for other needs such as school fees, medical care, and other food items. Seeds are a small thing that can make a big difference.
You can’t go wrong with any of these last-minute gifts. Thank you for giving this Christmas season to help end poverty around the world! Don’t forget to print the gift card associated with each gift, we know the recipient will love knowing how their gift was used to help end poverty.
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