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After-Holiday Giving With OxFam America Unwrapped: Gifts That Give Back

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OxFam America Unwrapped

Everyone has it done it. Had that one person that you did not get a gift for the Holidays and did not remember until the day had passed. You feel horrible because it is not as if they are not special to you—because they are. Truth be told, you just simply forgot. Oxfam America Unwrapped


Also because you were so busy running around preparing for the day, you also forgot to do your Holiday charitable giving that you promised yourself you would do this year, and participate in Holiday charity drives.


Oh No!! :-O



This can really be a troublesome spot to be in, but….do not fret just yet! In this final installment of the 2012 Holiday GIVE Guide, I will share with you a special way that you can take care of both situations. The best part: no extra mall-hopping, batteries, or wrapping paper needed! 🙂



A few months ago, I shared information with you about OxFam America, an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Well they have a special campaign going on right now to gift items of need to the impoverished areas that need it most….and in doing so, you receive a gift to give to a loved one at the same time!

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How cool is that!



There are so many wonderful and unique gifts to choose from. For example, a goat.


Yes, you read that correctly: a goat!



Check out this video featuring actor and comedian Aziz Ansari:


You are probably wondering what that was all about, right?! Well, how the OxFam America Unwrapped campaign works is when you “gift” an item of need, that item goes directly to people who need it to support their families and communities.



Take a look:


So see, your tax-deductible donation will go to the people who need it, and where it will have the greatest impact: to improve the lives of people living in poverty.


Here is just a sampling of the 70-plus gifts that are available for giving via OxFam America’s online gift catalog.





Building tools



Books for kids






Plant a vegetable garden



Help start a farmers’ market



Help restore a preschool






A school meal program for one child






Now here is the super-cool part:


When you give, you will receive a receipt for your donation, as well as a free card with the image of your charitable gift that you can personalize online and have it sent directly to a friend or family member as a gift to them. (Yay!) You can also have the card delivered to you to write your own message. Your family and friends will feel that they were not forgotten for the Holidays, AND they will see how their gift is making a difference in the lives of others.


No longer do you have to feel bad or scramble yourself trying to think of something to give that person that you forgot on your Holiday gift list! Use the Oxfam America Unwrapped campaign to make it up to them and to yourself, all while lending a much-needed helping hand to people in poverty.



To learn more about the Oxfam America Unwrapped ( #OxFamGifts ) campaign:


  • Visit OxfamAmericaUnwrapped.com to view the full gift catalog and select a gift for giving.
  • Subscribe to the OxFam America channel on YouTube
  • Connect with Oxfam America on Facebook and Twitter or Text OXFAM to 30644 for SMS updates (message and data rates may apply)


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Global-team-of-200-makeba-giles-melisasourceI am a proud member of the Global Team of 200, a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.


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Jennifer James

I love this post!

Makeba Giles
Reply to  Jennifer James

Greetings Jennifer! Thank you so very much! I appreciate you sharing here with me! 🙂

Arelis Cintron

This is a great gift guide. We really can make a difference!

Makeba Giles
Reply to  Arelis Cintron

Greetings Arelis! Thank you so much! I agree that we can definitely make a difference! ~I appreciate you sharing here with me! 🙂

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