Here is a list of some alternative places to donate this year to help those in need.
Imagining Tomorrow: Gift Catalog
Good Shepherd Academy in Cameroon, a project of The Rev. Elizabeth Geitz, has a gift catalog to help benefit the students in the school. Buy a science lab, textbooks, or a mattress.
Be on the look out for Virtual Mission Trips, coming soon!
Urban Promise: Alternative Gift Market
Buy a Christmas gift for a loved one and support UrbanPromise in Camden at the same time. Their gift will also enhance the quality of life for a young person. For each gift, you will receive an UrbanPromise note card with a description of the item you’ve purchased. There are many other giving options as well.
Episcopal Relief and Development: Gifts for Life
Gifts for Life is a powerful way to make an impact, your gift will help fight poverty, hunger and disease worldwide by giving gifts from goats to wells to those in need. ERD is also offering a Holiday Match Challenge up to $500,000 for all gifts made through the end of the year.
Heifer International: Gift Catalog
Heifer International is committed to reducing hunger and poverty internationally. Not just animals, shares and full gifts are available for every price range. Heifer USA focuses on hunger and poverty in the United States.
The Red Cross: Holiday Campaign
Support victims of disasters, the troops, and those around the world with your gift. From warm blankets to therapeutic support, the Red Cross has options that will resonate with everyone.