Your Donations Can Make a Difference
If you are lucky enough to have an Internet connection you are one of the wealthy people in the world! In the U.K. the average life expectancy is 80 years if you are female and 75 years for a male. 99% of the population are literate and 100% have access to clean water.
In the rest of the world the picture is not so good …
In the developing world a child dies needlessly every three seconds. This is due to a lack of things which we take for granted such as clean water, food, rudimentary health care and a home for shelter from the elements.
In the U.K. the healthy outlook is not shared by all the population. More than one million children in Britain live in bad housing. More than one million homes in Britain are unfit for human habitation, but surprisingly more than 90 per cent of these are occupied.
To provide additional donation opportunities and to increase the amount donated to help people in need the major aid agencies have developed alternative Gifts programs. With these initiatives a ‘gift’ such as a goat, sheep or can of worms can be ‘purchased for a loved one. The recipient gets a card outlining the gift and how it will help those in need. The actual goat or can of worms is provided to the needy person to make a difference in their lives.
We have brought together all the popular gifts in the main alternate gifts catalogues from the main charities: Oxfam Unwrapped, Save the Children, Christian Aid and World Vision, to help you identify what gift you want to purchase without the need to visit every site and search for the items you want.
When you have identified an alternative gift you can click on the link bedside the item to visit the charity and purchase the item direct from them ensuring that your donation goes direct to the charity and where it can do the most good.
The Alternative Gifts have been grouped into topics to help you quickly find the type of present you want to give: -
- Animals – Alternative gifts of animals – goats, sheep, pigs and ducks
- Children – Presents which focus on helping children in need
- Education – Of interest to teachers, gifts to help to educate those in need
- Emergencies – Donations to help emergency situations where ever they can occur
- Water – Alternative gifts targeting the provision of clean water, essential for life
- Women – A present with a special feature on helping women, the carers in the community
- Dad – Any Dad would be proud to receive one of these practical gifts offering long term help
- Mum – Alternative gifts to make Mums’ proud, caring, educating and nurturing gifts are the focus here
- Son – Sometimes quirky presents, or even a can of works to get the interest of the boy in your family
- Daughter – Sometimes in Mums footsteps and sometimes just a girlie alternative present, but never a Miss
- Ecology – Alternative gifts with a focus on being green and respecting the environment whilst helping those in need
- Farming – From small allotments to large plantations, farming gifts to produce fruit for many years
- Health – A gift for a nurse or carer, alternative gifts with a health theme helping to combat disease
- Pet Lovers – If you know a pet love they will love to give a working animal as a present
- Self Help – Sometimes people in need just need a helping hand to pick them up and help themselves
Please have a browse, you will find Alternative Gifts perfect for everyone in your life. Please do not visit and walk away, there are many people in this world who need your help.