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December 18, 2006

Gifts for People Who Want to Change the World

Al Gore's video An Inconvenient Truth.

A subscription to a magazine that supports a cause he or she believes in (see this list for some initial inspiration).

A membership in an association that is making a difference in the world or in your own backyard.

Books that talk about the power of possibility and the difference one person can make in the world (this bookstore in Vermont has some interesting picks).

Fair-trade goods (Canadian or American) or goods that help to raise funds for a charity.

The Mothers Acting Up calendar.

Make a donation through Just Give.org or buy a Canada Helps.org Gift Card.

Treasures you've unearthed in a second-hand bookstore, an antique store, or maybe even your own basement. Who says second-hand is second-best? (Some of my favorite things have been pre-owned and pre-loved by other people.)

One of these ideas from Buy Nothing Day's Guide to an Alternative Christmas.

The gift of your time.


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April Reign (aka Debra) said...
Don't forget livestock!

http://www.oxfamunwrapped.ca/

December 18, 2006 3:31 PM
Ann D said...
That's a great addition, April. My church bought a cow for an orphanage in the Hondoras. They hope to buy another cow each year as part of their project withFriends of Honduran Children. (They're also building a home for orphans.)

December 18, 2006 6:14 PM

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