The holidays go hand in hand with charitable contributions but the spirit of giving doesn't end there. In fact, the days after Christmas are one of the busiest times of the year for charitable donations so why not make them count with a gift that keeps on giving long after the holiday decorations are all packed away.
Whether you're looking for a perfect last minute present for the person who has everything or want to meaningfully teach your kids about giving, non-profit organizations like World Vision have unique holiday and year-end giving ideas that can provide part of a solution to help end poverty in communities around the world.
Did you know that a gift of farm animals can help save children and their families from hunger and also provide an income to buy food, clothing and other essentials? This is a gift that keeps on giving whether it's chickens, goats, or even an alpaca that produces ten pounds of strong, warm, lightweight wool every single year. In fact, every gift of an animal, water well, or child sponsorship works together to help families become more self-sufficient.
WHO: Christine Connolly Bell was a San Francisco television news reporter for KRON-TV. Like most working women, she is living life on the tight-wire balancing family, fulltime work, exercise and community service as a wife and mother of two rambunctious toddlers. She is a humanitarian spokesperson and a Senior Public Relations Manager with World Vision where she has worked for more than six years. In 2011, she was deployed to Zambia to document the dangerous daily journey many women and children endure just to collect drinking water. Christine has made numerous appearances on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.