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ChildFund International Offers Unusual Holiday Gift Ideas

Richmond, Va. – December 5, 2011 – Looking for something a little different for the office gift exchange this holiday season? Consider a gift that promises to make a direct impact on the lives of children in developing nations.

ChildFund International’s Gifts of Love and Hope catalog contains more than 100 items, ranging in price from $8 to more than $10,000, that have been specifically requested by ChildFund staff helping families in 31 countries. Gifts are delivered directly to children, families and communities in just the way they are described, and they are tax deductible. The catalog features untraditional gifts like chickens, cows, goats, water pumps and other life-changing gifts.

“What could be more meaningful this holiday season than providing a family with a farm animal to sustain their livelihood or medical equipment to help babies struggling with disease?” said Matt Panos, vice president of global fundraising and communications for ChildFund International. “Instead of gift cards to the local mall, you can change a child’s life.”

Gifts like these enhance the quality of life for children and families. Chickens provide eggs and water pumps provide communities clean and pure water. Purchasing a goat enables a family not only to receive nourishment from milk, cheese and yogurt, but also income from selling these resources. Traditional gifts from the catalog include uniforms for children to wear and bicycles for them to ride to school.  

Ordering a gift from the catalog is a perfect way to honor a relative, co-worker or friend. Visit for more ideas and to purchase unusual gifts that make a life-saving difference.

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ChildFund International is a global child development and protection agency serving more than 13.5 million children and their family members in 31 countries. For more than 70 years, we have helped the world’s deprived, excluded and vulnerable children survive and thrive to reach their full potential and become leaders of enduring change. As a member of ChildFund Alliance we create supportive environments in which children can flourish. To sponsor a child in need, visit the ChildFund website.