Now that it is post-Christmas and Canada is busy looking out for Boxing Day Sales (called ‘After Christmas Sales’ in the U.S.) seeing what deals can be found on electronics, clothes, etc, I am reminded how much we westerners have. Let’s all try to remember to help those in need, whether it is locally in your community or around the world.
Before Christmas we donated money to Plan Canada so a goat could be purchased for a needy family. What a unique way to give – a family will have the milk for nourishment and the potential of income from selling the milk. The cost was only $75 to me as other donating organizations match my gift to purchase the goat.
There were many other gift ideas and price points, such as a anti-malaria bed net for $30, a mango tree for $12, baby chicks for $15, or Literacy training for 2 women for $120.
We have been sponsoring a little girl who is mute from the Dominican Republic for over 10 years, and Plan Canada (previously was called ‘Foster Parents Plan’) has done an amazing job, administering everything very smoothly.
So I thought I would share this in the hope that maybe you would comment on how you have helped someone or a charity recently, or perhaps even consider donating to Plan Canada for one of these unique gifts. Click on Plan Canada, and select ‘Give a Gift of Hope’ to see all the options.