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Gifts That Change a Child’s Life
ChildFund International Offers Unusual Holiday Gift Ideas
Richmond, Va. – Nov. 9, 2009 – Nieman Marcus may have the most expensive gift items in its catalog, but ChildFund’s Gifts of Love and Hope catalog offers unique items that will change the lives of children in the 31 developing countries where it works.
Why not buy a water buffalo for a family in Indonesia? The cost is $397 and will help the family with the hard work of farming.
An eco-friendly oven and chimney for a family in Honduras costs $143. It uses less firewood than traditional ovens, which means that girls, who traditionally collect the family’s firewood, will have more time to study.
Would you like to ensure that young children develop good nutritional habits? If so, for $57 you can provide a scholarship for the “Little Chef” nutrition program in the United States.
A solar lantern enables children in India to study after the sun sets. The cost is $117 and will brighten their future.
If you want to help children keep their dreams alive, you can provide furniture for a dream corner in Sri Lanka. A bookshelf is $114, a small table is $50 and a child’s chair is $21.
Are you feeling especially generous? For $1,714 you can purchase a well and hand pump for a community in Afghanistan. The well provides needed drinking water that is free of disease. And it cuts down on children and youth having to carry water long distances, which makes them too tired to attend school.
Each gift you choose will be used exactly as described in the catalog. The gifts come in all shapes and sizes — and price ranges — and are a great way to become more familiar with the work ChildFund does.
Visit www.ChildFund.org/gifts for more ideas and to purchase your unusual gifts this season.
ChildFund International, formerly named Christian Children’s Fund, is a global child development and protection agency, helping the world's deprived, excluded and vulnerable children survive and thrive in order to reach their full potential. Serving children since 1938, ChildFund International works in 31 countries and helps more than 15.2 million children and family members worldwide, regardless of race, creed or origin. ChildFund International is a member of the ChildFund Alliance. It has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator.