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GIFTS FOR LIFE

transform a life: Give a gift with lasting impact

2016

CHRISTMAS CATALOG


...THE ANGEL SAID TO THEM, “Do not be afraid; FOR SEE – I AM BRINGING YOU GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE: TO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY IN THE CITY OF David a Savior, WHO IS THE MESSIAH, THE LORD.” Luke 2:10-11

TO DAY, A simple g i f t CA N P ROV ID E G R E AT J OY ! Send Gifts for Life this Christmas—and give people in need the chance to transform their lives in lasting ways. Be sure to check out our featured gifts in each category: 4

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BASICS for LIFE 5 Success Story: RAISING PIGS – AND A FAMILY – IN GHANA

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REDUCING DISASTER RISK IN THE PHILIPPINES

GOING “GREEN” IN NICARAGUA

WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE Gifts for Life is powerful way to share the great joy of Christmas. Your tax-deductible gift will support our mission to fight poverty, hunger and disease worldwide.

13 Success Story: PROTECTING EXPECTANT MOTHERS FROM MALARIA

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE You can send a personalized card to your friends and loved ones to tell them about the life-changing gift made in their honor.

Cover photo courtesy of Mike Smith, Major Gift Officer for Episcopal Relief & Development. Photos throughout the catalog courtesy of Harvey Wang for Episcopal Relief & Development, program and other staff for Episcopal Relief & Development. All photos are representations of the gifts or stories mentioned throughout the catalog.

17 Success Story: WOMEN’S SAVINGS GROUPS IN KENYA

WHEN TO ORDER Return the enclosed order form by 12/2/16 to receive gift cards in time for Christmas and celebrate the season of giving.

Printed on recycled materials using vegetable-based inks.


Choose from 3 convenient ways to order:

ORDER ONLINE episcopalrelief.org/gifts

SEND BY MAIL Fill out the order form inside

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Feel good about your gift: Episcopal Relief & Development is committed to using all donations effectively and appropriately to empower people around the world. The product descriptions in this catalog represent gift items related to our programs; actual gifts may vary depending on local need.

Visit episcopalrelief.org/financials to learn how gifts are used to heal a hurting world.


Protect a family from malnourishment

Provide a stable source of food & earnings

COW

$65 per share / FS2102 $630 for one cow / FS2101

Your gift of a milk-producing cow will not only supply nourishment, including much-needed protein and vitamins, it will enable families to sell surplus milk in the marketplace so they can better provide for their children.

GOAT

Help a family break the cycle of poverty

$80 for one goat / FS0102

Goats are hardy, reproduce quickly and can be raised in a variety of climates to produce staple items such as milk, cheese and manure for farming — all of which can then be sold in the marketplace.

PIG

$20 per share / FS1001 $100 for one pig / FS1002

Your gift, which includes training on raising and selling pigs, gives families a better future fast. Pigs reproduce quickly, and piglets are ready for market in just six months.

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Provide a family with a sustainable source of food & income

FLOCK OF CHICKENS

$25 per share / FS0901 $135 per flock / FS0902

A flock of chickens is far more than some hens, a rooster and a daily supply of fresh eggs. Your gift will help train families and community groups to raise poultry and sell surplus stock and eggs in the marketplace.

Provide her family with the tools to thrive

SEEDS, TOOLS & TRAINING

$45 per share / FS1201

This gift provides the seeds, agricultural training and quality farming tools needed to cultivate a sustainable food supply from the land.

Success Story:

RAISING PIGS — AND A FAMILY — IN GHANA Simon Apa is a 39-year-old farmer in Ghana. For years, he struggled to provide for his wife and three children — but, fortunately, that hasn’t been the case since he started raising pigs. Within five months of receiving the pigs, they had multiplied and were ready to be sold in the market. With this new income, Simon was able to pay back a loan and buy a tricycle (‘motor-king’), which he is now using to transport goods from his farm. He also plans to use it for commercial purposes to earn extra income and pay for his children’s education. Simon is very grateful for our support. “It has changed my financial situation,” he says. “God bless you all.”

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Enrich their food supply & farmland

Help this female farmer succeed

FRUIT TREES

$35 per share / FS2401

Your gift of passion fruit, mango, avocado and banana trees will provide a long-term, sustainable source of nutrition and income. Fruit trees planted on hillsides are also used for erosion control, helping farmers maintain their land.

DONKEY, PLOW & CART

$450 for one donkey, plow & cart / FS2203

Cultivate nutrition & income for her entire family

Donkeys are smaller and less expensive than oxen, making them easier for women to acquire and manage. The plow and cart allow for greater productivity and potential income if rented to others.

FAMILY GARDEN

$175 for a family garden / FS2404

A year-round garden improves nutrition for an entire family. Using manure and specific planting methods, families can grow multiple vegetables and sell surpluses.

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Save a village

BASICS for LIFE Provide him with life’s most basic necessity

WELLS & WATER SYSTEMS

$750 for a share / PH9131 $5,000 for a well / PH9132

Your gift will provide clean water and training in well maintenance and basic hygiene — ­ helping secure access to one of life’s necessities and allowing families to grow strong for the future.

CLEAN WATER

Provide her with lifesaving necessities in a crisis

$35 per person / PH0301 $215 per family / PH0302

By building water systems and offering the education needed to practice good hygiene, we can help ensure access to the most crucial element of health — clean water — and protect entire communities from illness.

DISASTER RELIEF KITS

$50 for one kit / DR0304

Floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and civil unrest impact the lives of many of the people we serve. Your gift of food, clean water, medicine and blankets saves lives and fosters recovery.

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Nourish their young minds today

NURTURE & NOURISH THE EARLIEST LEARNERS

$15 per child / PH1101

In poor areas, young children often lack stimulation. Your gift supports preschool programs that help kids develop their language, social and motor skills, as well as provide healthy eating education and nutritious snacks.

Give them hope for a better future

Success Story:

REDUCING DISASTER RISK IN THE PHILIPPINES Typhoons are a common occurrence in the Philippines, and the most severe ones can wipe out an entire year’s crop. So after one particularly terrible typhoon hit, the village of San Vicente needed to do something quickly. With our support, they were able to rehabilitate farms and reduce the risk of future disasters — buying seeds, replacing equipment destroyed by the storm and creating a drainage canal to prevent catastrophic flooding in the future.

EDUCATE CHILDREN AFFECTED BY AIDS

$80 for one child / HV0501

Each year, HIV/AIDS leaves families vulnerable to sickness and death, greatly impacting their children’s lives. Your gift provides them with the tuition, books, uniforms and school supplies they need to grow and learn.

They also built new wells — providing the community with more than enough water for bathing, cooking, washing clothes and watering the plants — and protected nearly 8,000 people from waterborne disease. Word has spread fast about San Vicente’s success, and three other villages have already started similar projects!

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Eliminate harmful pollution in her home

Help him plant the seeds for enduring growth

ENERGY-EFFICIENT COOK STOVE

$175 per stove / PH0701

Your gift of a cook stove will help conserve wood, eliminate pollution caused by smoke and reduce life-threatening respiratory illnesses for an entire household.

Help their community grow

REFORESTATION

$50 for 50 trees / FS2405

During the rainy season, many communities around the world suffer from soil erosion and landslides — which affect their livelihood. Planting trees is one significant way to address these environmental problems and cope with the changing conditions.

COMMUNITY GARDEN

$35 per share / FS2403 $175 per family share / FS2402

Foster growth and better health by helping a hungry community sustain a nutritious food supply. Training, techniques, seeds and basic tools are included.

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Provide him with access to fresh, clean water

RAINWATER HARVESTING

$400 for one water catchment system / PH9134

After being collected in catchment tanks or underground capture points, rainwater is filtered and treated — supplying a community with safe drinking water year-round.

Success Story:

GOING “GREEN” IN NICARAGUA José Domingo Moreira Blandón is a farmer in Providence, Nicaragua, where he cares for his children and grandchildren. Even though José suffers from arthritis in his knee, he loves working the fields every day — so he was very proud to become a local Agricultural Promoter. In his three training workshops, José learned about the importance of crop diversification and how to protect the soil — like having live barriers and properly organizing the plots. He’s now growing more than 19 different plant varieties and has established a community nursery, where he shows other farmers how to make compost and use natural pesticides. Says José, “For me, it is a great opportunity to better my piece of land, have better nutrition results and improve my economy.”

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Protect her from the threat of malaria

Protect a vulnerable mom & her baby

$12 per net / PH0105 MOSQUITO NETS $120 per 10 nets / PH0106 & TRAINING $300 to help 25 families / PH9133

A simple insecticide-treated net can prevent malaria. Your gift provides for the distribution of nets and training on how to use them, how to recognize malaria symptoms, and when to seek treatment.

CARE FOR MOMS & NEWBORNS

$35 per mother & child / PH0801

Give them lifesaving information & education

Children under five and pregnant women are the most vulnerable to infectious diseases. By giving care to moms and newborns, you’ll provide the basic medicine and nutrition they need to survive and build the foundation for a family’s lifelong health.

TRAINING OF COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

$50 trains one worker / PH0401

Your gift will help save lives by providing basic healthcare training to community health volunteers, who can then treat their neighbors’ minor illnesses and ailments.

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Give her a foundation for good health

VITAMINS & PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

$65 per share / PH1001

Hunger, lack of a balanced diet, and prolonged illness or infection cause malnutrition in millions of children around the world. Your gift ensures that children have a strong foundation for healthy growth.

Success Story:

PROTECTING EXPECTANT MOTHERS FROM MALARIA In the Ghanaian village that Mumile and Nafissa live in, malaria is a huge problem — especially for mothers like them with young kids. And since the nearest health clinic is over six miles away, preventive measures are extremely valuable. Thankfully, Mumile and Nafissa were able to learn about the importance of malaria protection during pregnancy, when women and their babies are especially vulnerable to infection. Both women also received mosquito nets for their homes, which dramatically reduced their risk of being bitten. “I visited the hospital at least six times a year [due to malaria], and it was taking a heavy toll on my finances,” recalls Mumile. But since she got her mosquito net, she hasn’t had to go the hospital once. “I am very happy,” she says.

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Help her fight the triple threat to children’s health

MEDICINE PACKAGE & TRAINING

$15 for one medicine package / PH1002

Your gift will provide community health workers with a medicine package to combat diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia in Africa and teach parents how to recognize symptoms.

Offer critical care wherever it’s needed

HEALTH CLINICS

$15 per person / PH0601 $150 for 10 people / PH0602

Imagine that the nearest hospital was hundreds of miles away. Your gift provides essential health services, immunizations and medicines that reach people right at the end of the road.

Safeguard her from deadly illnesses

POSTNATAL CARE

$50 per infant / PH0501

With your support, an infant will receive lifesaving essentials such as immunizations, vitamins and medicines needed to protect newborn babies from fatal illnesses.

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Increase their access to information & resources

Give her the tools to succeed

LITERACY GROUPS

$25 per student / FS1802

In addition to teaching reading and writing, this gift also provides education on how government and financial institutions run and empowers community members in their decision-making processes.

MICRO-CREDIT LOANS FOR WOMEN

$200 per loan / FS1801

Empower her through microfinance

Through micro-credit loans and the training they need to start or expand small businesses, women can increase their income, become independent and save for the future.

SAVINGS GROUPS FOR WOMEN

$60 per member / FS1805

By joining savings groups, women learn financial management, develop leadership skills and gain access to economic resources. Participating in the success of their own businesses and communities is empowering.

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Help her pursue a brighter future

VOCATIONAL TRAINING

$100 per student / FS1803

Your gift provides opportunities for disadvantaged and disabled youth to learn skills that will help them gain confidence and financial independence.

Success Story:

WOMEN’S SAVINGS GROUPS IN KENYA Mama Judith is a small-scale farmer in Migori County, Kenya. For a long time, she relied on maize and bean farming for her livelihood — but eventually, it wasn’t enough to support her five children. So when she heard about our local savings groups, Judith quickly formed her own and encouraged other women to join. Today, the members not only save for their farm inputs, they also receive additional income from a donkey transport business they invested in. “Life has eased since we formed the group,” Judith says. “I no longer worry during planting time.” Plus, the women have set a great example in their community — the group has already grown from 18 to 122 members!

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S H A RI N G A B U N DA N T LY – featured parish ST. AIDAN’S CHURCH IN Alpharetta, GA Last year, the Sunday school children of St. Aidan’s Church in Alpharetta, GA sponsored their “Animals for Advent” campaign. For the four Sundays, the Sunday school kids asked the congregation to “bring in their spare change.” The money collected would be used to purchase goats from our Gifts for Life catalog. Goats are one of the most popular gifts. They are hardy, can be raised in a variety of climates, and produce a variety of products like milk, cheese, and manure. They are ideal gifts for families in need. The children and teachers worked together to make this campaign a great success and the children learned about what giving means during a time when they are usually on the receiving end of gifts. “The experience was fun,” said Mary Kathryn Nix, Episcopal Relief & Development representative for St. Aiden’s—and she “believes that it has started the process of making our church members more aware of the wonderful work that Episcopal Relief & Development does everyday”.

Other Sharing Parishes ST. ANDREW’S IN PANAMA CITY, FL Raises thousands of dollars for Gift for Life annually with their Alternative Gift Markets Gift Cards

THE EPISCOPAL SCHOOL OF DALLAS IN DALLAS, TX Their Flying Ducky Derby Day raised $1,500 for the Gifts for Life Health and Wellness Program in El Salvador.

CHRIST CHURCH PARISH IN PENSACOLA, FL Raised enough for 75 Gifts for Life goats–and had a great time as each donor was invited to name his or her goat. Share your story with us: info@episcopalrelief.org

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...THE ANGEL SAID TO THEM , “Do not be afraid; FOR SEE – I AM BRINGING YOU GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE: TO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY IN THE CITY OF David a Savior, WHO IS THE MESSIAH, THE LORD.” Luke 2:10-11

HELP your congregation BRING GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY Jesus asked us to love our neighbor as ourselves. This year, your congregation can create lasting change in communities around the world with one of our two 2016 Good News Of Great Joy gift packages.

Good News of Great Joy Gift Package #1 / CH1001

REDUCE CHRONIC HUNGER – $575 You can help a family or community feed their children and increase their income with the gift of animals. This Gift Package will provide:

THREE GOATS

A FLOCK OF CHICKENS

TWO PIGS

Good News of Great Joy Gift Package #2 / CH1002

HELP A COMMUNITY THRIVE – $865 You can choose to give a community building blocks for survival and hope for the future. This Gift Package will provide:

CLEAN WATER FOR A FAMILY

DISASTER RELIEF KITS FOR 10 FAMILIES

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PRESCHOOL FOR 10 YOUNG CHILDREN

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