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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:11 AM

10 Offbeat Charity Gifts that Do the World Good


If you're looking for gift ideas this season, and want to donate to charity in someone's name... check these out (from Treehugger.com)

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/culture/10-offbeat-charity-gifts-do-world-good/

This holiday season, put that Snuggie budget to better use and help a charity do something productive in the world: Wrap up dung for crops, a tree for a butterfly, the wellbeing of an octopus, a camel for milk, and more. These offbeat charity gifts contribute to environmental and social causes around the world.

Plus, your giftee will appreciate not having to make room for a new gewgaw, the recipients of the charity will appreciate the help, and the landfill will appreciate the dearth of packing, shipping and wrapping materials. Win, win, win!

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Reply 10 Offbeat Charity Gifts that Do the World Good (Original post)
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cbayer Dec 2012 #1
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Curmudgeoness Dec 2012 #3
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Response to Flaxbee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:43 PM

1. This is great! Thanks so much.

I stopped giving gifts years ago, but have made it a habit to give something to a worthy cause in the name of those I used to gift.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:28 PM

2. you're welcome - some interesting new options

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Response to Flaxbee (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:44 PM

3. I think I know some people who should get the poop.

Not only did I enjoy that list, I went on to look at the 2012 gift guides too. Great site for gift ideas.....even though I already have finished my shopping.

I wish people would give me this kind of gift....instead of more "gewgaws", whatever they are (but I am sure I have some). I am especially into Heifers International.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:44 PM

4. I know... I'd love any of these things -- gifts to charity in my name.

I don't want more stuff, just because someone feels they need to give me something ...

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