To the Rescue
The act of giving is a rewarding one — especially when the gift benefits more than just the person who receives it. Smart for any time of the year (especially now, when the hunt for last-minute presents is in full swing), charitable, sustainable options from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) offer meaningful gifts that capture the true spirit of the season, have the power to save lives — and step lightly on the earth.
Through the IRC’s Rescue Gifts, you can easily give a gift that symbolizes and supports a program or tool that the IRC uses in its humanitarian work around the world. Each gift will be used where and when most needed to provide help and hope to people who have been uprooted by conflict or disaster. Plus, there is a Rescue Gift for everyone on your list at a variety of price points: For new parents, select a Safe Delivery Rescue Gift ($24) to ensure critical supplies for the safe birth of a child in a crisis zone. For foodies, choose the Honeybee Harvest Kit Rescue Gift ($72) to help farmers boost their income through beekeeping. And techies will appreciate a Solar Flashlights Rescue Gift ($115), which provides a simple tool to keep displaced women safe in crisis-stricken areas. Find out how you can dedicate a holiday gift in a loved one’s honor from now until the final hour (and beyond) at gifts.rescue.org.
Photo: rescue.org / Peter Biro/ IRC