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Father’s Day: make a donation in your dad’s name!

Father’s Day is an annual holiday that recognizes fathers and fatherhood. And unlike Mother’s Day which is celebrated on the second Sunday in May (May 8 this year) in the United States, in February in Norway, on May 30 in France and in Indonesia in December, Father’s Day is more widely celebrated the third Sunday of June.

So we decided to celebrate Father’s Day and replace our weekly rendezvous Twitter Sunday with an article about great gifts to offer to your father (or to anyone you consider your father). E-cards, donations… This list is not exhaustive but like in the Mother’s Day gifts post, we hope these suggestions and ideas will be helpful!

Let’s start with Save the Children:

Life-giving livestock — a combination that can’t be beat!
These wonderful animals will help expand herds and provide a much-needed food and milk source. Your gift will help supply a sheep and goat to a local family in need. Add a camel and you have three unique gifts your family or friends will never forget. And your gift of a goat today will instantly double! For every goat Save the Children contributes, wealthier community members in Ethiopia will contribute an additional goat, up to a total of 6,000 goats.

1 Sheep, 1 Goat and 1 Camel – plus 1 additional Goat: $510
1 Sheep and 1 Goat – plus 1 additional Goat: $60

Donations to the IRC:

Gifts made through the IRC store represent how your donation can help IRC’s programs worldwide. Your gift will be used where most needed in the world to provide lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. And, because you are helping IRC rescue lives, your gift is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Camfed USA:

When you educate a girl in Africa, everything changes. She’ll be three times less likely to get HIV/AIDS, earn 25 percent more income and have a smaller, healthier family

Postcards by Charity Water:

Each $20 card can give a person clean water for 20 years. The $100 card can provide water for a family of 5. 100% of your money goes to freshwater projects in developing nations.

Many other organizations allow donations and have stores selling products to support them. Nicholas Kristof in his article Dad Will Really Like This posted on the NY Times last week, mentions several organizations ‘Wouldn’t most dads feel more honored by a donation to any of these organizations than by a donation to commercialism?’. No doubt you will find something interesting to offer your father!

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