P.S.-Pooh Says...

"What day is it? - 'It's today' - squeaked Piglet. 'My favourite day' - said Pooh."- A.A. Milne

20 December 2010

Giving Good-Presents for a Better World

Partners for Just Trade
It would be nice to think that we Give all year round, not just in the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's. We should always reach out, show our affection, remember those who make a difference in our daily lives. We don't always do that though, nor do we stop and remember to care and give in our daily lives to those who may not share our good fortune. No matter what this New Year brings we all have much to share and there are some very simple ways to give. Celebrate the season by cleaning out the closet and donating coats that your kids have outgrown, each time you open a gift, give something away to make room for that gift-that is the tradition of Boxing Day.

First Book
If you are still shopping then the perfect "Don't Have a Clue" present is a donation to an organization that makes a difference in a child's life such as The New England Home for Little Wanderers, Alex's Lemonade Stand, or First Book where publishers are matching every donation book for book through December 31...Every day your local Food Pantries are in need as are local shelters...Holiday Season 2011 requires us all to Give! ...
Give Accessories

and ...You can GIVE when you SHOP!
Kate Spade-Hand in Hand with Women for Women International
 Shopping from Fair Trade organizations is a wonderful way to not only find unique hand-made gifts but also an easy way to support those organizations helping women in distressed and war-torn countries around the globe.

Global Girlfriend-Greater Good
Purchasing these items will not only help women re-build their lives but also their financial independence through enterprise.
Women's Peace Collection

 These gifts will become a part of the amazing efforts that help women emerge from war and poverty -helping not only their lives and those of their children, but also their communities and their countries. Come Visit Pearls of Grace and The Shopping Bag Chronicles for very special gifting ideas that give back! and learn about  organizations and companies that are making a difference in the lives of those in need not only this time of year but everyday through their products and their extraordinary work. Please Support them!

"War is not a computer-generated missile striking a digital map. War is the color of earth as it explodes in our faces, the sound of child pleading, the smell of smoke and fear. Women survivors of war are not the single image portrayed on the television screen, but the glue that holds families and countries together. Perhaps by understanding women, and the other side of war...we will have more humility in our discussions of wars...perhaps it is time to listen to women's side of history."

—Zainab Salbi, President and CEO of Women for Women International
Read The Other Side of War and Between Two Worlds from
Women for Women International founder Zainab Salbi