Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oxfam America Unwrapped Blog Tour

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With the holidays right around the corner, my thoughts inevitably turn toward the challenging task of buying gifts for friends, family, and colleagues. With an ever-growing list of people to buy for, each year I find myself searching for unique, meaningful gifts that fit my budget. Instead of giving to the Human Fund, I found this…

This year, Oxfam America Unwrapped introduces gifts that help those who need it most. From $20 for a pair of school uniforms donated to a poor community to a $50 goat sent to a struggling farmer to help provide fertilizer and food for his family, Oxfam America Unwrapped offers a convenient, easy way to find something for everyone on your list while helping those less fortunate and avoiding the excess of the holiday season. When you buy a gift from, your recipient gets a card with the image of your specific gift and the money goes toward providing lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice in over 100 countries.

To see how your donation affects the lives of people around the world, log on to the Oxfam America Unwrapped website and click on the "How your donation helps" section. Visitors can learn about Oxfam America's amazing work on projects such as restoring Mangrove trees to Vietnam's coastline and the creation of savings and loan programs in Mali, Senegal, and Cambodia.

Last year we were able to provide a donation of chickens to a village. It reminds me of the saying “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.” And I’m also reminded of the Girl Scout law that says “Make the World a Better Place”. I hope in some small way I can do that, one gift at a time.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Oxfam America Unwrapped and received a credit for a gift on the Oxfam site.


  1. LOL! Darly & I just realized that you can buy a load of manure in someone's name. "I don't even mind the word “manure.” You know, it's, it's “nure,” which is good. and a “ma” in front of it. MA-NURE. When you consider the other choices, “manure” is actually pretty refreshing. "

  2. LOL

    Chickens? Just make sure those aren't roosters, else the locals are going to be pretty disappointed with its poor egg production.

  3. It's a fantastic initiative!!
    (can't believe Xmas is around the corner, where did the year go???)

  4. Good grief. Christmas truly is right around the corner and I'm no where near ready for it.

    I've not heard of Oxfam America, but DH and I always give to Samaritan's Purse this time of year. This year we selected goats, honey bees, seeds, and something I forgot. We've always considered it our birthday present to Jesus. One thing Samaritan's Purse doesn't have though, is manure. Which actually is a gift I would appreciate!

  5. I can't believe Christmas is in 36 days. CRAZY!