Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Fabulous Gift for those who are hard to buy for!!


In the margin on the right hand side of my blog I have a button titled End World Hunger. If you click on this button you will be taken to a web site where you are invited to click again and help to feed the hungry. It is all free and every time I go to my blog, I click on the button to send out more food. I hope that you do this every time that you visit, as well.
This site has a wonderfull on-line store. It is a wonderful place to shop. There are gifts and clothing from all over the world, all fair trade and handcrafted.

There are also some fabulous gifts that are called Gifts That Give More. So this is where "the difficult person to buy gifts for" comes in.
This year I have purchased a stove that will be made by people in Sudan and given to a family in Darfur. This stove is called a Berkley Stove and it was designed at the University of California in conjunction with Engineers without Borders. This is an organization that is completely volunteer run. THe stoves have been specailly designed to be very durable but lightweight, collapsible, use less fuel (very important as so many women have to risk their lives to go out far from the camps to collect fuel), emits less smoke and is specailly designed for high heat and high wind cooking conditions. As the stove is built by workers in Sudan, it supports families there as well. The cost of this stove is 20.00. What an incredible gift to give!!!
The person in whose name I bought this stove will recieve the above certificate along with details about the stove and a thank you from the organization that supports the distribution of the stoves. What could be a better gift??????

So here is the link to take you directly to the store.
And here is the link that will take you right to the wonderful stove.

This is an amazing opportunity to give the gift of food, life and freedom from poverty, to those suffering so terribly in Darfur.
Giving ,with the expectation of nothing in return and anonymously is what the season is all a bout after all.
Happy Holidays to all!!

2 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Elizabeth; well I surely will go to the website! What a wonderful post and perfect timing for this time of year! You're such a good person and woman! Thank you for sharing this. Love ya - Marilyn

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful idea!
Happy Holidays!
Sandra

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