Action Aid charity gifts - Gifts in Action

By staff writers
February 4, 2009

During difficult times it's important to remember that many people around the world are also in need – often much more seriously.

Charity gifts are such a great way to celebrate Christmas, a friend's or loved one's birthday, anniversary or even Valentines Day, without giving unwanted clutter, but also showing that you really care – in more ways that one.

You can give a charity gift through Action Aid, a charity who work with and support some of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world. Through their 'Gifts in Action' program, you can give an ethical gift to a friend or loved one and help make the world a fairer, more equitable place at the same time.

It can all be one quickly and easily through the Action Aid website. The range of charity gifts on offer is wide, and you can be sure that your charity gift is really making a practical difference to lives of poor people.

The women of Djirnda, on the coast of Senegal, for example, cannot afford the correct tackle necessary to catch the fish that sustain their families and communities. For just £40 Action Aid will supply a fishing net that will enable one family not only to catch fish to feed their families, but also enough to sell at market so that books and medicines can be purchased.

Or perhaps you would prefer to equip poor students in China with bunk beds? The Huai'in district of southeast China has very few schools, and many students must live in cramped, unhygienic dormitories far from home in order to receive an education. By purchasing the charity gift of a children's bunk bed for £35, you can give a poor student the chance to live and study with dignity.

Alternatively, for just £25, your charity gift through Action Aid will equip an Ethiopian classroom with all the essential tools for teaching. Without a properly equipped classroom, eager and talented students miss out on the priceless opportunity to learn, and so acquire a better future for themselves and their country.

When you purchase the gift online, your friend or family member receives a card illustrating the kind of project your gift is facilitating, with your own personal message. The card also contains its own characters and props to cut out and put together. Alternatively, if you need to get a gift at the last minute, you can send it by email with a special animated design.

Purchase a charity gift today that will make a real difference to the lives of real people, all over the world, with Action Aid's 'Gifts in Action' program here

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