This Holiday Season a Unique and Meaningful Gift Is Just One Click Away

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Plan Canada offers shoppers more than 40 socially-conscious gifts for any budget.

Plan Canada's Gifts of Hope catalogue

"Plan Canada’s Gifts of Hope support real projects that change real lives and create a unique opportunity to turn holiday gift-giving into support for families in developing countries."

Whether Canadians are trying to find a gift for the person who has everything or choosing to forego traditional presents this year, Plan Canada’s Gifts of Hope catalogue is filled with meaningful and unique gift ideas. Charitable gifts continue to gain momentum and popularity because the holidays are also about giving back and helping families and communities in need.

"Plan Canada’s Gifts of Hope support real projects that change real lives and create a unique opportunity to turn holiday gift-giving into support for families in developing countries,” says Jeff Cornett, Vice-President of Donor Marketing at Plan Canada. “We have great gift ideas for every person on your list; from the Quinoa project for the foodie in your life, to the Stack of books for the reader, to the Mom shop for the entrepreneur.”

This year’s catalogue also includes an added option, the Help prevent the spread of Ebola gift that will help fight the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa. This gift will help to get lifesaving information and supplies to children and families and will help train health workers and volunteers on hygiene and infection control procedures.

Any of these unique gifts would be ideal for teachers, co-workers and even party hosts – and the best part is so many of this year’s Gifts of Hope have matching programs in place, so gift contributions go even farther. With a matched gift, gifts will be matched with a donation by a government, foundation or organizational partner, giving more children the gift of hope, helping more families live better lives, and transforming more communities.

Consider pooling money among family members this year. Instead of buying each other gift cards, bank it to Send a girl to school, which gives her the gift of choices, too. Change up the office’s “Kris Kringle” gift exchange and go in on a Herd of goats. Or give children a budget and let them choose something for another child who needs a helping hand – Gifts of Hope can be a special way for parents to gently teach their children about the world beyond their backyards and about how their gift is making life better for other kids, just like them, who live in other parts of the world.

The Plan Canada Gifts of Hope catalogue offers an assortment of more than 40 items. Starting at just $10, there really is a gift to suit any budget. Here are just a few examples of how gifts have made an impact over the past year:

  • More than 200,000 people in Niger benefitted from clean water and sanitation
  • 1,200 families received 3 hens and a rooster, impacting more than 6,000 people
  • More than 600 girls were kept in school with the help of girls-only latrines in Ghana
  • 2,300 goats were delivered to more than 450 families in Zambia

Want to make it even more personal? With every purchase of a Plan Canada Gifts of Hope, a free greeting card is given to the recipient, which includes a photo and description of the gift.

Buy a gift today.

Gifts of Hope can be easily purchased online at plancanada.ca/gifts or over the phone at 1-800-387-1418.

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