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Gifts to Share:
Humanitarian Opportunities for Gifted Families
Have you ever considered giving a milk-producing goat as a gift? How
about protecting a snowy owl, manatee, or polar bear? With our
globally-aware gifted children, sometimes gifts to share with others are the
best gifts of all. There are many local opportunities in your
neighborhood. There are many options; this list is only a starting point.
Look to your child's passion areas, and to your faith associations, for more
humanitarian giving ideas.
Last year, my kids sponsored two young mothers' participation in parenting
classes through a local children's center. I was surprised - my kids were
only 9 and 13 - they loved the idea, and ended up getting involved in other
local women and children's support organizations! And this year, after
helping raise money for several entire Arks at church, they were happy to give a
share of a Milk Menagerie. Let your kids surprise
In addition to these national or international programs, there are tons
of local charities to choose from. For example,
Cat Angel Network is a no-kill
shelter local to us, and my youngest daughter's chose to support these days.
Look for local charities in your kids' passion areas by using Google to
search the web, including the child's interest, and your county or state.
You can find a charity that suits your child perfectly!
This set of sites was initially founded in 1999. Each site
supports it's cause through a variety of donations and sponsors. Even
if you don't donate or buy, stop by and click each day to support each site!
- BlueVoice.org Saving Dolphins and
Whales, Protecting the Oceans
- For some twenty five years members of the BlueVoice team have worked both
to end the killing of dolphins and whales and to explore the universe of
dolphins in the open sea...
- Children International
- Dedicated to improving the lives of children living in dire poverty.
Your sponsorship will make a difference and help break this terrible cycle
- Covenant to Care for Children
and their Reach One Youth
- A non-profit, non-denominational, private agency working with faith
communities to meet the needs of abused, neglected and impoverished children
and teens of Connecticut...
- Defenders of Wildlife and their
Wildlife Adoption Center
- Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native wild
animals and plants in their natural communities. We focus our programs on
what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to
the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the
associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and
destruction. Adopt a wolf, jaguar, whale, tiger, cottontail, black
bear, panther, snowy owl, or other endangered animal and pass on the legacy
of wildlife conservation to someone you love...
- Foster Parents Plan and
their program to
Sponsor a Child
- Foster Parents Plan (Plan)* is one of the world’s largest international,
child-centred development organizations. We work in 45 developing countries
where, worldwide, our long-term community programs benefit 1.3 million
children and impact the lives of 13 million people. Plan is non-religious,
non-political and has no government affiliations...
Cards for Good
- Founded by a 10-year-old gifted child, Gift Cards for Good collects used
but not quite empty gift cards from stores across the country, and donate
100% of the proceeds to to help people who need something that they can’t
get themselves: buy food for hungry children and clothes for cold children.
We will also be able to give presents to kids who never get any at the
holidays. We can also help charities that build houses for those who don’t
have the money to do it for themselves...
Laptop per Child (OLPC) Give One Get One
- The mission of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is to empower the children of
developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop to every
school-age child. Through December 31 2007, OLPC has been offering a
limited-time Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada.
During Give One Get One, you can donate the revolutionary XO laptop to a
child in a developing nation, and also receive one for the child in your
life in recognition of your contribution... Read
Laptop' a hit in Peruvian village
- Created by a team of gifted kids, GHOUL (Gifted Halloweeners Organizing
UNICEF lovers!) is a UNICEF fundraising team. Make a donation, join
the team, or both!
their program to
Heifer, flock of Chicks, Milk Menagerie, more...
- Giving to Heifer means giving someone a permanent victory over hunger,
poverty, and environmental degradation. Through animal resources and
sound environmental practices, generations of farmers can care for
themselves on patches of earth once thought to be useless. "Teach a
man to fish" has been the practical, but powerful philosophy of Heifer since
Jane Goodall Institute and
their program to Become
a Chimpanzee Guardian
Chimps in the wild are on the brink of extinction. At the turn of the last
century, chimpanzees living across West and Central Africa numbered around
one million. Today their total number is less than 200,000. Funding
from The Jane Goodall Institute provides care for almost 200 chimpanzees,
and employment opportunities for local people at four locations in Africa...
Microfund Loans that change lives
Kiva lets you lend to a specific entrepreneur in the developing world -
empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty. microloans start at
List Kids part of The List
The List Kids was founded by 11 year old Sky Choi to support the children
of U.S.-affiliated Iraqis. Most of these Iraqi children have known nothing
other than war and must now face the challenge of integrating into an
unfamiliar society. Together with two of his cousins, Sky is assembling care
packages to welcome them. The List Kids provides American youth the
opportunity to initiate a new positive dynamic between Americans and Iraqis
- one based on cooperation and support instead of war...
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
and their programs: Save the
Tiger Fund, National Whale
Turtle Conservation Fund and
More Fish Campaign
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation conserves healthy populations of
fish, wildlife and plants, on land and in the sea, through creative and
respectful partnerships, sustainable solutions, and better education...
Buy a net, to save an African child from Malaria. For $10 you
purchase a net, distribution, and instruction to a family on it's use...
for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign United Nations Environment
People, communities, business and industry, civil society organizations
and governments are encouraged to enter tree planting pledges online with
the objective of planting at least one billion trees worldwide during
roots & shoots The Power of Youth is Global, a program of the Jane Goodall
Together, youth of all ages are taking action to improve our world through
service learning projects that promote care and concern for animals, the
environment and the human community...
Save the Children and their
Sponsor a Hungry Child
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating real
and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the
world. Supports children in need, by providing prenatal care and
newborn training, supplying life-saving immunizations for young children,
and building schools and training teachers so that even more children have a
chance for a better future...
Save the Manatee Club and
their program to Adopt
Adopt a manatee, and have a manatee calf named after you!
Soldiers' Angels mission is to provide aide and comfort to the men and
women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and the Coast
Guard and their amazing families. Adopt a soldier for one letter and
care package or for a whole year, create Chaplain's packs to support the
Chaplains' work with both soldiers and local people, and lots more!
St. Jude's Children's Research
There are many ways to support the lifesaving work at St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital. Your donation makes a real difference...
The Wilderness Society
Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has been in the forefront of the fight
to protect and preserve public lands. Deliver to future generations an
unspoiled legacy of wild places, with all the precious values they hold:
Biological diversity; clean air and water; towering forests, rushing rivers,
and sage-sweet, silent deserts...
A national, non-profit, conservation organization dedicated to improving
World Wildlife Fund and
WWF Canada and their
Winter Adoption Center
Known worldwide by its panda logo, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) leads
international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. Now
in its fifth decade, WWF works in more than 100 countries around the globe
to conserve the diversity of life on earth. Adopt a panda or a whole panda
family, a snow leopard or a litter of snow leopard kittens, and more...
Thanks for supporting these unusual gift opportunities. Hoagies'
Gifted Education Page is not associated with any of these programs / organizations.
March 26, 2019