Holiday Shopping Guide: Global Giving

At this time of year, goodwill and generosity are lessons we remember as we give to those around us. We would also do well to remember those around the world who are in need. This week, we want to shift our attention to the children and families around the globe who are impoverished, sick, underprivileged and desperately in need of our help. In no particular order, we have listed some of our favorite global help organizations whom we urge you to support. Give the gift of hope this Holiday Season – we guarantee, you will not regret it!

 

1. Save the Children www.savethechildren.org

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“Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world what every child deserves – a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm…” 

2. Heifer International www.heifer.org

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“Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.”

3. Care International www.care-international.org

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“We strive to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility.”

4. Doctors Without Borders www.doctorswithoutborders.org

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“Doctors Without Borders [Médecins Sans Frontières] provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.”

5. UNICEF www.unicef.org

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“UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential…”