The last minute gift that beats a Chia pet and helps empower women

Relief InternationalIt’s a horrible feeling– standing in line at the drugstore with a dented Homer Simpson Chia pet and a Snuggie on Christmas Eve, knowing that Great Aunt Evelyn is going to know you totally spaced on her gift. Luckily, there’s another option that doesn’t involve long lines or dashing through the snow. You can do it all online, you don’t have to wait for shipping, and as an added bonus it’s a gift that gives back.

Plus it involves two of our favorite things: jewelry and empowering women.


The Relief Bead program
by Relief International helps empower impoverished women around the
globe through microfinance loans. You donate $35 through the Relief
International website and designate your giftee, and the money is
donated in his or her name to make the world a better place.

As part of the
gift, your recipient will receive a set of Relief Beads handcrafted by
women in Darfur. But the best part of the gift is that it continues to
do good, as each repaid loan goes toward more loans, changing the lives
of women forever.

What a nice message to be able to add inside a card this week, with your loved one knowing the bracelet will arrive in the mail soon. ~Delilah

Visit Relief International to give the gift of a better world.

Delilah

Senior Associate Editor Delilah S. Dawson puts the chic in geek. Ask her anything about Star Wars. Really.

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