An Ethical XMAS this year

https://plancanada.ca/gifts09

Gift a gift that keeps giving to a community. I am buying a mango tree, I know its not much, but one tree yelds fruit, fruit can be eaten or sold, producing income.

Next year I want to buy a sewing machine for a community.

Just an idea for those who like to help or give to charties

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9 replies since 25th November 2009 • Last reply 25th November 2009

Well me and my little girl try to adopt an "angel" from the social services tree that is in our local Walmart. It has the age, clothing sizes, faves and what they would like for Christmas on the angel. You try to get the things that the child wants and then th dept of SS will deliver it to the family on Christmas Eve. Its all done anonymasly (sp) so its a great way for us to give back!!

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that is a great idea!

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I love the angel tree! I've never seen one at Wal-Mart, though! They're usually at the malls where I live. The only problem is that the gifts have been getting more and more expensive. Last year, every one that I picked up either wanted a laptop or a bike. Which is fine, I suppose - but we don't all have the money to support wishes like those! >.<

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I love to hear how others are helping out the less fortunate. Last year my family and I all chipped in and we bought gifts from the World Vision Catalogue. We got a sporting pack, full off equipment for a school in Africa and some chickens. This year money is tight so we might buy the clothing pack for children, some children live in subzero temperatures and just don't have warm clothing. If you get a chance check out http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwv2ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10389 gifts start at around $10.

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Oh I got a mango tree for a village and I packed a whole bunch of stuff for the slavation army tree, and donated a bunch of books for a xmas reading drive.

Next year I want to adopt a sea turtle!!!

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That's a great idea Michelle, I wanna adopt a sea turtle too, I'll have to look into it. Last year my fiance organised for everyone at work to bring in there old clothes and household goods, he took it to a homeless shelter in the city. I was soooo proud of him for doing this. Just before Christmas he was watching some youtube clips of guys in the States who drove around helping out homeless people, I wish there were more people in the world like this.

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Those are amazing ideas, you guys! And that's so incredible about your fiance Craftalicious! Most guys don't go through the trouble of organizing and getting all that accomplished!! I've now been inspired to get searching and see what kind of drives are happening near where I am!! ^.^
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I do operation christmas child, you fill a shoe box with goodies, school supplies, socks, soap, anything that you think a child in need would like. next year i am going to keep my eyes open for good sales so i can afford to fill up more boxes!

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I think its between 30 to 100 to adopt one,, you can adopt one or two, but this year I can't really afford to do it. But next year I really want to

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