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Gifts for the Giving Family

2012 Trekaroo Family Travel Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts for the Giving Family

Have your travels opened up your heart?

Instead of consuming more as a family during the holidays, honor your loved ones while celebrating the gift of giving by purchasing an alternative gift.  Here are some ideas of gifts that do good, handpicked by Trekaroo families.  These gifts ideas are easy for children to connect to.  Trekaroo is honored to be partnering with these wonderful organizations.

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    Travel Pouch of Magnetic Blocks by Tegu

    These beautifully designed magnetic blocks are genius for playing with at home, on an airplane, a restaurant, or in the car.  They have a beautiful mission as well.   With your purchase, you’ll help Tegu continue to grow the important work of creating employment opportunities, respecting and renewing the environment, and providing for education in Honduras.

    Buy Travel Pouch Blocks $32
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    A Gift that Does Good!

    One for One Information Blanket

    The Information Blanket is made of 100% North Carolina Cotton. By purchasing an Information Blanket, one will be given to a mom in an area of the world where infant mortality is high.  Education on basic hygiene and infant care practices is the key to reducing infant mortality.

    Buy Information Blanket
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    A Gift That Does Good!

    One for One Eyewear by Tom’s

    These stylish retro sunglasses by Tom’s will give you a new lense through which you’ll see the world.  One where your purchasing choices can bring eye care to one person who cannot afford it.  Many of these people are women living in poverty.  Kick back in your new shades, feeling good that you helped to provide prescription glasses, surgery, and medical treatment to someone who could be blind otherwise.

    Buy One for One Sunglasses

     

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    Give a Nutritious School Garden to School Children

    Bring a school garden to life. Children will learn how to tend a garden and the produce will be used to make nutritious meals, giving them energy for their school day.

    Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner originally started by a 12 year old.  They work both domestically and internationally to empower and enable youth to be agents of change. Donations are tax-deductible in the US.

    Give a Garden $100

    View all Holiday Wishing Well for the World gift items

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    Give Clean Water for Life to One Person

    Make a wish come true with the gift of clean water for one person for life. Prevent waterborne illnesses and ensure that a child is healthy to go to school.

    Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner originally started by a 12 year old.  They work both domestically and internationally to empower and enable youth to be agents of change. Donations are tax-deductible in the US.

    Give Clean Water $25

    View all Holiday Wishing Well for the World gift items

     

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    Give the Gift of Friendship – Sponsor a Child

    Sponsoring a child who is the same age as your child.  It’s a wonderful way for your child to make a personal connection with a child living in poverty.  It’s also a fun for the kids to write to each other and develop a friendship across many many miles.

    World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children, families, and communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Your donation is 100% tax deductible in the US.
    Sponsor A Child $35/month
    Photo by: World Vision

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    Give a Goat to a Family in Need

    Goats nourish hungry children and families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt. Goats also give a much-needed income boost by providing offspring and extra dairy products for sale at the market.

    World Vision is a Christian Humanitarian Organization dedicated to working with children, their families and communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Your donation is 100% tax deductible in the US.

    Give a Goat $75

    View the entire World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog

    Photo by: World Vision

     

  • Give Ducks to a Hungry Family

    Give ducks to a hungry family today through World Vision and they’ll benefit from hundreds of large, protein-rich eggs all year long. Extra duck eggs and hatched ducklings can be sold to buy medicine or help send a child to school.

    World Vision is a Christian Humanitarian Organization dedicated to working with children, their families and communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Your donation is 100% tax deductible in the US.

    Gift Ducks $30

    View the entire Wold Vision Holiday Gift Catalog

    Photo by: World Vision

  • Give an Ikea Soft Toy for Education

    From Nov.4 – Dec. 29, for every purchase from the “Soft Toys for Education” collection, the IKEA Foundation will donate one euro (approximately $1.30) to support UNICEF’s and Save the Children’s global education programs, including UNICEF’s “Schools for Africa” initiative. In 2012, the expanded soft toy collection includes children’s books, a new dancing ballerina pig, a spotted leopard, a grey circus seal and other colorful soft toys. Since 2003, the IKEA Soft Toys for Education campaign has generated more than $61.75 million and has helped more than eight million children in nearly 40 countries access a quality education. For more information, visit www.ikeafoundation.org.

     

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    K.I.N.D. Seat for One Child

    Provide children in Malawi with a proper desk to sit at in school. In Malawi, only 1 in 5 children have access to school furniture like desks and chairs.  Your 100% tax deductible donation will benefit children served through Unicef and Kids in Need of Desks (K.I.N.D.)

     

    Gift a Desk $32.50

    View all Inspired Gifts by Unicef

    Photo by: Unicef

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    HIV Test Kit to Prevent Mother to Baby Transmission

    Almost every minute of every day, a baby is born with HIV, passed on by their mother during pregnancy, labor or delivery. Voluntary HIV testing can drastically reduce this to less than 1 in 50. Gift a test kit to 100 expectant mothers through Unicef.  Your donation is 100% tax deductible in the US.

    Gift HIV Test Kits $125

    View all of Unicef’s Inspired Gifts

    Photo by: Unicef

     

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    Mosquito Nets to Save Lives

    A simple mosquito nets protect children and their families from deadly Malaria.  Your donation, provides 3 insecticide treated mosquito nets to protect children and their mothers through Unicef. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.

    Gift Mosquito Nets $18.57

    View all of Unicef’s Inspired Gifts

    Photo by: Unicef

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    Give Books to Children in Nepal

    Help children who attend underfunded schools in rural Nepalese towns by giving Nepali-language books for children through Room to Read.  Good books are essential in gifting children with a love for reading.  This Gift that Gives More is 100% tax deductible in the US.

    Give Books to Children $25-100

    View the full gift catalog from GreaterGood.org

     

    Photo by: GreaterGood.org & WEAVE

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    Return Orphaned Elephants and Rhinos to the Wild

    Help elephants and rhinos in India orphaned as a result of annual monsoon floods, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict return to living.  Each donation  is 100% tax deductible and supports International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW’s).v

    Give Elephants and Rhinos New Life $15-100

    View the full gift catalog from GreaterGood.org

    Photo by: GreaterGood.org & IFAW, photographer M. Puri

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    Kwei and Mya Dolls for Refugee Children

    Bring joy and comfort to the refugee children of the Karen community living in camps at the Burmese-Thai border by donating 2 dolls for 2 children.  Your gift will also help artisan women in the camps make a living wage.   This Gift that Gives More through GreaterGood.org is 100% tax-deductible in the US and benefits WEAVE (Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment)

    Gift Dolls for Refugee Children $20

    View the full gift catalog from GreaterGood.org

     

    Photo by: GreaterGood.org & WEAVE

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