As a young girl in school in England, Oxfam was a charity staple. My school would often have a sponsored walk or bake sale with proceeds going to Oxfam. Oxfam helped children and families in third world countries.
The years have passed, but there will always be a need for help. Oxfam provides this help through OxfamAmericaUnwrapped.
Here’s how it works:
1. Peruse the site. Select a gift for your loved one from the over 60 items listed. Examples, include mosquito nets for $18, soap for $12, a dozen chicks for $40, a school desk and chair for $35, and many other items.
2. Once you have chosen an item, you can customize a card with an image of the item you purchased on the front. The card can be sent to your friend/loved one by Oxfam or the card can be sent to you to personalize and then you send it to your friend or loved one.
3. Working with communities, Oxfam America listens to what people need to help them change their lives. Whether it’s a dozen chicks or school uniforms. Each donation will go to the people who need it, and where it will have the greatest impact: to improve the lives of people living in poverty.
4. Oxfam America is committed to creating lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice.
I love the idea of providing a tangible gift to someone or to a community. The site is easy-to-navigate. The site would be easy for a parent to use with a child as the gift items are straightforward and easy for a child to comprehend: a desk and chair for a child without a desk and chair.
Wondering about what to get for the hard-to-buy for person in your life or the person who has everything? Why not look in to OxfamAmericaUnwrapped for gifts that help people to have a better life.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Oxfam America Unwrapped and received a credit for a gift on the Oxfam site.