Last minute shopping: give a goat for Christmas

Friday, December 24, 2010

Kid with kids. Photo from Global Gift Guide.
What to get for the person who not only has everything but is trying to get rid of it? 

How about a goat?

Shoreline-based international humanitarian organization World Concern has an entire catalog of gifts you can give in someone's name. 

For $40 your person gets a heart-warming card and the goat goes to someone in great need in a third-world country where it can mean the difference between disaster and sustainable living.

"Once full-grown, goats can produce up to a gallon of nutritious milk each day. Plus, the sturdy animals can eat about anything and do well in a variety of terrains. Goat herds grow quickly, and the sale of kid goats can provide enough money to send children to school."

Solar Cooker. Photo from Global Gift Guide.
If goats don't appeal to you, try a solar cooker. If solar energy is feasible in rain-drenched Shoreline (see stories on Einstein and City Hall), imagine how effective solar would be in sun-drenched Darfur?

"For $25, you can buy a solar stove kit and provide training on how to use it. Solar cooking provides a way to benefit from the abundant, free and safe energy nature supplies so generously in an area with more than 300 sunny days a year."

Still not quite what you wanted?  Shop the rest of the Global Gift Guide.

World Concern, part of CRISTA Ministries, is a Christian humanitarian organization that helps lift people out of poverty through activities including microfinance, agriculture, disaster response and small business development. World Concern works with the poor in 22 countries, with the goal of transforming the lives of those we touch, leading them on a path to self-sustainability. Worldwide, World Concern offers life, opportunity and hope to nearly six million people.


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