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PETA is calling on the Olympic Organizing Committee to help stop Canada’s annual seal massacre. Click here to write to the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee and demand that they help bring an immediate end to the seal slaughter.
If you’re like me, you’d prefer to do something meaningful at the holidays rather than just hand out token gifts. You may want to visit Oxfam America Unwrapped to see some truly unique gift ideas that make a real difference in the lives of others.
Here’s an idea that’s “cheaper by the dozen” – give a gift of a dozen chicks for just $40. Your gift provides a starter flock of fuzzy little chicks to produce eggs, generate income, and improve nutrition.
Gift items symbolically represent the work of Oxfam America in 120 countries. You browse the online catalog and select a gift, your recipient gets a personalized card, and your donation helps people living in poverty throughout the world.
“A man without a vote is man without protection.”
–Lyndon B. Johnson
In the poorest parts of the world, where effective window screens are lacking, insecticide-treated bed nets are arguably the most cost-effective way to prevent malaria transmission. One bed net costs just $10 to buy and deliver to individuals in need. Studies show that use of insecticide-treated bed nets can reduce transmission as much as 90% in areas with high coverage rates. Money raised by Nothing But Nets is used to purchase bed nets and distribute them in countries and communities in greatest need.
Add your voice by signing a petition calling on world leaders at the G8 Summit to take strong action to end global poverty and fight climate change. Oxfam’s goal is to present a petition with the signatures of one million concerned citizens.