Navigation Links
Last Minute Gift Idea That Supports Communities in Need Around the World
Date:12/17/2008

Online convenience makes the fully tax-deductible charitable gift a great holiday idea

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 17/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global relief and development organization Mercy Corps offers gift-givers unique charitable gift options -- Mercy Kits.

These gifts provide the opportunity to share and support a commitment or cause -- such as hunger or climate change -- with their loved ones while making a fully tax-deductible donation to Mercy Corps' global humanitarian programs.

Each Mercy Kit recipient receives an attractive personalized card from the friend, family member or co-worker who purchased the kit. The card describes a program the donation supports. Cards can be e-mailed or printed, making Mercy Kits a perfect last minute gift idea. The buyer will also receive a receipt for tax-deduction purposes.

For 2008, we're offering eight new kits, a wider price range to fit every budget, and all new card designs.

"With Mercy Kits, gift-givers can thoughtfully pay tribute to friends and loved ones while helping alleviate poverty in communities around the world," says Caitlin Carlson, Communications Officer for Mercy Corps.

Mercy Corps makes holiday shopping easy with a Mercy Kit online gift catalog offering more than 20 options as low as $16 at www.mercycorps.org/mercykits that include:

  • New for 2008 - Emergency Food Kit: Quickly delivers nutritious food to families displaced by conflict, natural disasters or other causes ($18).
  • New for 2008 - Fuel-Efficient Stove Kit: Teaches women in war-torn Congo to build fuel-efficient cookstoves that reduce charcoal use and gives them a marketable skill. ($16).
  • Climate Change Kit: Provides seed money for carbon-neutral projects that help fight climate change while creating living-wage jobs in poor communities ($60).

Other Mercy Kits support innovative, sustainable programs for agriculture, health, education and more.

Mercy Corps works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against nearly impossible odds. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1.5 billion in assistance to people in 106 nations. Supported by headquarters offices in North America and Europe, the agency's global programs employ 3,500 staff worldwide and reach more than 16.4 million people in more than 35 countries. Over the past five years, more than 89 percent of the agency's resources have been allocated directly to programs that help people in need. For more information, visit www.mercycorps.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Mercy Corps
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider with Assurant Health
2. iPlan(R) Automatic Segmentation Saves 25 Minutes of Treatment Planning Time for Each Prostate Cancer Patient at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
3. It Only Takes Minutes a Day to Strike It Healthy for the Holidays, Expert Says
4. New Automated System IDs Victims of Mass Disasters in Minutes
5. New Automated System Can ID Disaster Victims in Minutes
6. Attention Last-Minute Shoppers: Flu Shots Still Available
7. Join the Vitamin D Revolution: How to Get 30 Minutes of Daily Sunshine for Optimal Health
8. 11 Minutes or 90 Seconds?
9. 60 Minutes to Report on Dangers of Trasylol: Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris Involved in Litigation Against Pharmaceutical Giant Bayer AG
10. Randone Trasylol Lawsuit Profiled on CBS 60 Minutes
11. Step Up Your Smile Routine and Protect Your Teeth in Just Five Minutes a Day
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Steve Helwig & Associates Insurance & Financial, ... enrichment program, has teamed up with Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse in support of ... To support all those victimized by the fear of violence in their own homes, ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... Remember the old ... , According to Perry A~, author of “Calcium Bentonite Clay” the health benefits ... role in balancing and detoxifying the body. , A former motivational speaker, Perry A~ ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... share this important news! AHCC and the Home Health and Hospice ICD-10 Transition ... designee for official ICD coding guidance and clarifications, to address concerns over the ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... (NADL), only four states in the U.S. require dental technicians to be certified ... in the dental industry, NADL created the “What’s In Your Mouth?” campaign to ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... FOR ... AT AORN SURGICAL CONFERENCE & EXPO , WHAT:     , This conference is ... 5000 perioperative nurses in attendance to study the latest evidence-based recommendations and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016 In a historic vote among ... plans to construct a medical cannabis cultivation facility and dispensary on tribal ... of New York as a provider for patients in the ... York as a provider for patients in the state,s Medical ... 29% (34) to approve the project and pursue designation from the ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016 ... the "Knee Reconstruction Devices Market by Product ... Implants), and Geography (U.S., Canada, Eu-5, Japan, Bric, ... 2020" report to their offering. ... of the "Knee Reconstruction Devices Market by ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016  The University of ... announced today that, as part of the development ... of the first hospitals in the U.S. to start ... Muraszko , M.D., U-M,s chair of neurosurgery. ... neurosurgery. --> The BrightMatter technology from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: