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Healthy Gifts

Charitable and healthy gift ideas for the holidays



    Healthy Gifts
    American Heart Association

    Red Cross Gift Catalog

    • $25: 25 vaccines for children
    • $15: Comfort kit for wounded soldier
    • $50: Full day of emergency shelter (3 meals, 2 blankets, 1 cot, personal supplies for disaster victims)

    International Rescue Committee

    • $30: Flock of chickens, 9 hens, 1 rooster. (The poultry will be sent to a family in Pakistan, where flooding has devastated communities and killed livestock.)
    • $100: Give a family 1 goat & 2 chickens.  
    • $24: Safe delivery of a child by pregnant mother
    • $18: Three mosquito nets (to prevent malaria)

    United Nations Refugee Agency

    • $10: Four water cans for a single family
    • $450: One tent for a family of 5

    Washington Area Farmers Markets/Coops

    Gifts That Give Back

    • TOMS Shoes, One for One program: TOMS donates one pair of shoes to a needy child for each pair purchased. 
    • TOMS Eyewear: When you  buy TOMS eyewear, proceeds help provide medical treatment, prescription glasses or sight-saving surgery. 
    • CamelBak: Company will donate $10 from each Groove water bottle purchased to, a nonprofit organization founded by actor Matt Damon and social entrepreneur Gary White. The charity helps provide global access to clean water.  
    • Oakley Special edition sunglasses: With each purchase it will donate $20 to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a nonprofit that supports those affected by cancer.  
    • Pro-Flite: Golf balls printed with a red dress symbolizing the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women heart health campaign. About 25 percent of proceeds help fund research and support education and community programming for heart disease awareness.
    • Apple Product Red special-edition iPod: Apple donates portion of the proceeds from each sale to Africans with AIDS. Donations go directly to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS