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Truly Meaningful Gifts for Christmas 2012 at the World Vision Catalog

December 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Developing Areas, Poverty

Well, hopefully by now you’ve finished digesting your Thanksgiving turkey and all the other goodies that you had on Thursday. And hopefully you’ve survived the throngs of shoppers pushing and shoving to get the latest iToys and flashy electronic gizmos. While we’re enjoying all that the season has to offer, one thing that’s always good […]

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Great Gift for iPad owners: The Thai-Pad iPad Stand

December 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Developing Areas, Literacy

This post and the next post are going to focus on some excellent gifts available at Levenger, a company that describes themselves as “Tools for Serious Readers”. Back in the 1980s, Levenger had a lot of products that focused around fine pens, notebooks, and stationery. They still do those things, but what’s cool is that […]

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Patchwork Road's Meaningful Marketplace – Unique Gifts That Help Charity

September 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Children's Charities, Developing Areas, Domestic Violence, Education, Poverty, Veterans and Military

Here’s a fantastic new shopping site that you should definitely check out. It’s called PatchworkRoad.Com, and it just launched yesterday. There are certainly a lot of marketplaces out there that donate a portion of proceeds to charity. But right away this one feels very different. Instead of dumping you into a huge morass of affiliate […]

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium for only $79, 100% of which goes to charity

September 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Developing Areas

If you have a brand new PC (or wiped an old PC clean and want to install the latest operating system on it), Project Contact Africa has a deal for you. On eBay they’re selling authentic, full OEM versions of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. Unlike on Amazon where you’ll pay $175, here you can […]

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Gifts from India that help Indian Artisans and Children

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Children's Charities, Developing Areas, Fair Trade

I had the pleasure of hearing from Linda at Sitara Collections (Sitara is the Sanskrit word for “Star” or “Morning Star”). Sitara is a remarkable site that sells jewelry, leather goods, accessories, Ayurvedic beauty supplies, and other gifts directly from India. Seems that everywhere you go, you see low-quality, mass-produced imitation jewelry in department stores. […]

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Amazing Children's Books from Around the World

May 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Animal Causes, Conservation, Developing Areas

Let’s do a little exercise. I’ll read off a list of country names to you and you tell me the first thing that pops into your head. Cambodia, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. For most people the list is easy. War, poverty, despair, corruption, hopelessness, suffering. Most of the time […]

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Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Bar that Helps Provide Bikes to Needy Areas

May 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Bike Advocacy, Developing Areas

On Sunday, I had the pleasure (and the pain) of riding on the annual Five Boro Bike Tour in New York, a 40-mile bike ride that goes through all five boroughs of New York, from Manhattan to the Bronx to Queens to Brooklyn to Staten Island. It’s probably one of the coolest ways to see […]

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Help provide stoves for the world's neediest

March 24th, 2012 · No Comments · Developing Areas

Recently I’ve started shopping for appliances. My refrigerator is on the blink, one of my gas burners on my stove is not working, and my dryer motor is on the fritz. Poor me, right? Well, before I feel too sorry for myself, I received an email from The Paradigm Project talking about families around the […]

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Beautiful necklace from Satya and Kristen Bell

March 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Developing Areas

Some of┬áKristen Bell’s recent on-screen characters have been a little mean or vain, but happily the actress herself is a generous and giving person. She and many of her old Veronica Mars colleagues are involved with the charity organization Invisible Children Inc, an organization intended to create awareness regarding the plight of Northern Ugandans who […]

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Stylish Stainless Steel Water Bottles that are more Swell than SIGG!!

February 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Developing Areas

A few years ago, SIGG started to make carrying water around in stainless steel water bottles trendy. Not only that, by using a water filter, and bottling your own tap water, you can save a bundle over other options like buying bottled water (In fact, tap water through a Brita filter is pretty much the […]

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