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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Give the Gift that Gives Back


This Christmas, you can honor a loved one by buying a gift in their name or else simply feel like a smug, charitable bugger by just buying it anyway at Women for Women International. With a donation of $50, you can teach a woman to read, for $15 you can buy a woman okra seeds, for $75 you can buy a woman a sewing machine, or if you're rolling in dough you can give $250 to provide a woman with an entrepreneur's starter kit.

Anyway, please consider giving so that a woman may contribute to her society in a war-torn country and rise up from poverty to stand on her own two feet. Here's the direct link.

3 comments:

kinzi said...

Note that Jordanian artist and jewelry designer Nadia Dajani created a line of jewelry for Iraqi war widows to create and sell for Woman to Woman:

http://www.womenforwomen.org/help-women/online-store-supporting-women.php

You are one Cool Chick :)

Merry Christmas!

PHSChemGuy said...

Okra seeds?

Do they let me pick some plant that can be used other than in gumbo or deep fried?

TeacherLady said...

Kinzi, thanks for bringing my attention to that! That's cool... I love the concept of helping people to help themselves. You don't have to be religious to appreciate that!

PHSChemGuy, I guess it's a more diverse vegetable than we thought. Maybe it's a plant that can grow with minimum requirements..?