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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 file!


- 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; an average would be $60, so $75 would outfit her with

scholarship, shoes, backpack and supplies)

- $40-$500 provides a microloan for a woman in Myanmar, Nepal,

South Sudan or Congo (of course any amount is welcome, as we add it in with all other 

contributions and then send the requested amount to our partners for distribution to the 

women's groups)

- $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

- give a general gift to our Two (!) Million Tree Campaign or to Give a Girl a Chance


Send pertinent info to Payment method is your choice: pay

on the Donate page of the website, Core budget tab (there's also a Venmo option there),

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

(includes shipping). 

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