Hooray for Alternative Gifts!
New Community Project is all about giving people good options -
from girls wanting to go to school rather than a sweatshop, to women
looking for skills training to help them reach their potential, to planting
trees and protecting forests to give nature - and us - a chance to thrive.
Same with our network - what are good alternatives when it comes to
showing appreciation for the people you care about? We have a few ideas!
Pick one or more of the items below, let us know what you want to give to
whom by when, and we'll send them a gift card - or send you a card to give
them - or print your own card from this pdf!
- Every $1 plants 10 trees in Africa or Asia or 2 mangrove saplings in Nigeria
- $5 buys shoes for a schoolgirl
- $8 buys a school kit (backpack, notebook, pens)
- $40-$200 keeps a girl in school for a year (depends on the location
and grade level)
- $40-$200 provides a microloan for a woman in Myanmar, Nepal,
South Sudan or Congo
- $110 protects a quarter acre of rainforest in Ecuador
- $130 gets a bike ($90) and a scholarship ($40) for a girl in Malawi
who lives 14 miles from high school
- $140 buys a sewing machine for a tailoring course graduate in Congo or Rwanda
Send pertinent info to email@example.com. Payment method is your choice: pay
on the Donate page of the website, Core budget tab, or send a check to NCP,
117 Nature Road, Blue Ridge, VA 24064. As always, 100 percent of donations to
our Special Projects go to the programs themselves - indeed!
And there are always our cool NCP t-shirts - stylin' while promotin' an alternative world!
Samples below - varied colors and sizes available. $15 short-sleeved, $20 long-sleeved