Holiday Shopping Guide: Global Giving

At this time of year, goodwill and generosity are lessons we remember as we give to those around us. We would also do well to remember those around the world who are in need. This week, we want to shift our attention to the children and families around the globe who are impoverished, sick, underprivileged and desperately in need of our help. In no particular order, we have listed some of our favorite global help organizations whom we urge you to support. Choose from this shopping guide to give the gift of hope this Holiday Season – we guarantee, you will not regret it!

1. Save the Children www.savethechildren.org

Save the children is a global help organization

“Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world what every child deserves – a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm…” 

2. Heifer International www.heifer.org

Heifer International makes an impact around the globe

“Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.”

3. Care International www.care-international.org

Relief efforts around the globe are carried out by this organization

“We strive to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility.”

4. Doctors Without Borders www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Doctors without Borders are known around the globe for their philanthropy

“Doctors Without Borders [Médecins Sans Frontières] provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.”

5. UNICEF www.unicef.org

Unicef is a globally recognized agency

“UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential…”