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Next week being Christmas, or if you don’t celebrate the Holiday Season. Are you in the spirit? I know I’m not, but it’s not about presents, or anything, it’s just that the Christmas spirit has not bestowed himself on me. BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t spread the Christmas or Holiday Cheer with CARE helping out families, towns, and everyone in need. Read below how you can help!
This holiday season, honor your friends and loved ones by giving them a gift that matters, a gift that can help change the world, a Gift of Lasting Change.
CARE’s Gifts of Lasting Change catalog offers shoppers 200 ways to fill a symbolic CARE Package to help communities around the world. You can choose between farm and animal gifts, education gifts, emergency and relief supplies, and gifts promoting women’s empowerment. And CARE’s catalog is searchable by personal interest, relationships, price and special occasions, to make it quick and simple to find the right gift for the right person.
Each Gift of Lasting Change represents a small piece of CARE’s enormous body of work, which last year helped 72 million in 90 countries with poverty-fighting programs focused on empowering girls and women.
There are gifts at almost every price for almost anyone you can think of:
• For $25 you can supply kit to help a group of women start their own CARE village savings group.
• For $45 you can buy a goat for a farmer.
• For $143 you can send a girl to school for a year.
• For $100 you can help a former child bride rebuild her life and support her family.
• You can also buy a Quick Gift of support for CARE’s most urgent work.
When you buy a Gift Lasting Change, you have the opportunity to send a personalized e-card to your gift recipient, or to download and print a paper card to mail. And because CARE is a non-profit, all gift purchases are 100% tax-deductible.
In his recent column on holiday gift-giving in the New York Times, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker Nicholas Kristof recommended supporting CARE’s work promoting girls’ education
CARE celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding on November 27. CARE was founded in the aftermath of World War II to send relief to Europeans left starving and homeless by the deadliest-ever human conflict. Actor Matt Dillon recently narrated an inspiring short video about CARE’s history that explains how CARE was founded with the creation of the CARE Package, and how the concept of the CARE Package has evolved through the decades. Today the box symbolizes lasting change.
CARE has endured not simply because there are people in need still, but because there will always be people willing to give of themselves to make a difference in people’s lives. To Give a Gift of Lasting Change to a loved one is to tell someone that they inspire you to do good for others