Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hands of Hope: Give the Gift of Life This Christmas

Every year, I think about it. I think about all the money I spend on Christmas and think about what else I could be doing with it. Sure, I pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, and put dollars in the red kettles, but what else could I do?

Hands of Hope is a program that really inspires me! Hands of Hope, a charity of Women Helping Women A World Away, is offering unique Christmas cards which will help provide food, income and water for impoverished women and children in Zambia , Uganda , and Southern Sudan. They can be purchased on the Hands of Hope website www.handsofhopeonline.org for $15.00, $30.00 and $50.00. Purchasing these cards will provide goats, chickens or wells to help change lives. What could be a more meaningful gift for holiday giving for family, friends, and customer appreciation? 100% of the money raise through the purchase of these cards goes to provide the supplies. No administrative costs are deducted!

A Chicken Card ($15.00) will purchase a gift of twelve chicks and be given to an impoverished family in Africa. As the flock multiplies, a struggling family will be given the hope to survive. Your gift will help those in need for generations to come.

A Goat Card ($30.00) represents an actual goat being purchased for a needy family. Beyond providing much needed milk, a few goats can quickly become a herd, providing sustenance and additional income that can make the difference between whether a child goes to school or not.

A Well Card ($50.00) will go toward funding a well in the Western Province of Zambia. Statistics show that nearly half of all people in developing countries suffer from health related problems caused by unsafe water.

If you'd like to purchase Hands of Hope holiday cards, click here to visit the website.

1 comment:

katie said...

I love these! At our house it alwasy seems we could do more for someone else. It always seems the kids get so much and if we could just give some of it to someone else it would make such a difference if only in one life. We do the same at our house, Sarah, packing boxes for Operation Child and giving at the Salvation Army kettles and I'm sure you do this too, go through all our older toys (which are sometimes new) and clothing to donate before and then after Christmas rolls around but, it doesn't seem to be enough. This is a great way to do more! Thanks!