Gifts that give back - Help Women Survivors of War
Ok, come on everyone say it with me... technology blows my mind. I'm not talking about a typical gadget on your holiday shopping list. This is about how technology allows us to touch the lives of those you never thought possible. A friend of mine posted about this website, Women for Women and I couldn't help but share it with my fellow Cutegeeks!
"Our Vision: Women for Women International envisions a world where no one is abused, poor, illiterate or marginalized; where members of communities have full and equal participation in the processes that ensure their health, well-being and economic independence; and where everyone has the freedom to define the scope of their life, their future and strive to achieve their full potential."
This organization helps women get the training, leadership education and tools they need to become active citizens. They were awarded the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize and recognized by CNN, BBC, and CBS for their efforts.
Women for Women International launched their Winter 2011 Gifts that Give Back program. You can donate by one of their four categories: Organic Farming, job skill training, animals, or education. There are multiple levels of contributions and you can pick which particular thing you want to give, like rulers and pencils for school!
My friend and I love batik fabrics for sewing, they are incredibly beautiful hand-dyed fabrics. After playing around on their website, I saw that one of the gifts is rubber gloves for the women who make the fabrics, to protect their hands from dyes and chemicals. (Awesome right? --not the chemical part of course)
If you love gifts that give back (or know someone that would love this as a gift), check out their website! ...and ravel in technology and how it provides us the ability to touch and empower our fellow women! :) WaHOo!