This Christmas instead of asking for gift cards I am asking my friends and family to donate money for the international Christian organization called World Vision. World Vision works in over 100 countries and supplies families in third world countries with clean water, health care, medication, education, as well as other basic needs. World Vision also works to match some of the supplies, for example if you give $20 for food they will give $100. (Found under gifts that multiply). I think people are forgetting the real meaning of Christmas and this is a way I'd like to give back for how much I've been blessed.
My idea is not to spend the money all in one place. For example if I raise $100 I wouldn't use it all to by chickens for one family, instead I would like to try to spread it out so that I can reach as many people. However, if you would like to specify what you would like me to spend it on, that is fine.
At the end of the Christmas Season I will use the money to buy the supplies at the World Vision site, http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwv2ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=11621. Then I will send you all letters letting you know what the money you donated went towards! I really hope you guys will support me in my mission to help others! :)