HGG 2011 Gift-A-Day: Socially conscious gifts from IRC

GIFT OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

OK, chickens and blankets may not be your ordinary holiday gift, but to some, they can mean so much more. The International Rescue Committee offers socially conscious gifts that can have a stronger impact that lasts beyond the season. Your recipient will receive a personalized card describing how their Rescue Gift is contributing to the needs of refugee communities. One gift option is an actual flock of chickens that can provide food and income to an entire family. And the warm blankets gift will provide some comfort to three families of five who have lost their homes in disaster or conflict. How about that for a gift that keeps on giving? The chicken flock is priced at $30 and the warm blankets is priced at $84.

Available through Rescue.org/gifts.

—  Rich Lopez