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Holiday gifting with a purpose

Practical and impactful gifts help children and families in the poorest areas of the world. Sponsored by Crista Ministries.

SEATTLE — If you’re looking for a meaningful holiday gift for the giver and receiver, the Global Gift Guide offers multiple options. 

“With all that’s going on in the world today and these times that we live in, I think people really want to put meaning and purpose back into their holidays and Christmas giving,” said Jacinta Tegman, CEO Crista Ministries.

By purchasing gifts through the guide, you can help those in poverty around the world with tangible solutions. Gift options include chickens, goats, a water filter, and a malaria shield for those in various areas, including South Sudan, Haiti, and Bangladesh. A goat, for instance, provides half a gallon of milk a day to a family in need.

“It increases an ability for a family to thrive with just a very small little gift,” Tegman said. 

The Global Gift Guide offers 43 different gifts, from small, like emergency nutrition or a bible, to large, like a well for an entire village. It’s a great opportunity to engage your family.

“Kids can get involved,” Tegman said. “Look at what’s there. They’re learning things like generosity and understanding how blessed and privileged we are here. And then in turn, they can make a difference in the lives of people in need around the planet.”

You can choose a meaningful gift in honor of a loved one and write a note explaining the impact of that gift. Instead of a gift exchange, Tegman suggests co-workers, club members, or large families can go together to change lives. 

“Give a gift. Change a life, and it changes us in the process.”

To view the gift options and make a purchase, visit the Global Gift Guide.

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