Gifts at Changing The Present

Poverty Alleviation Add to favorites

$500 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Fight Poverty Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

Strengthen local action

The Synergos Institute

Your gift will help us strengthen philanthropy in Southern Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America (including along the US-Mexico border), providing sustainable financing for local action to overcome poverty. more

$300 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Your donation will enable a child from a poor African family to enroll in university and take courses in sustainable agriculture or other development-related fields to obtain the necessary knowledge to battle poverty and achieve economic growth in Africa. more

$50 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Added income from a $50 loan can help a Tanzanian mother expand her business and feed her children more nutritious food.. And you're providing a self-employment loan, not a gift. Your donation will build discipline, responsibility, and self-confidence as women create their own business. more

$25 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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The Coalition has provided close to $1.5 million in emergency financial funding to injured war on terror veterans and their families. This financial aid has helped to pay rent, car loans, utility bills and other short-term needs. more

$250 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Your gift will provide a KickStart pump for one family, lifting them out of poverty forever. What does "out of poverty" look like? It means a family has enough food to eat, decent clothes and shelter, enough money to send ALL of their children to school and STILL have money left over to invest in the future. more

$25 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Promote Fair Trade Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

Education materials

TransFair USA

Your gift will allow us to teach consumers about Fair Trade and its benefits with TransFair USA’s point-of-purchase promotional materials. Help make it possible for TransFair USA to distribute informational and educational materials to the public for free. more

$95 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Your gift will provide a loan for one woman to start a fruit stand at her local market, giving her a way to break through poverty, gain self-confidence and expand job opportunities in her community. Microfinance is one of the most powerful solutions to poverty in existence today. more

$100 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Help Farmers Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

One year of healthcare

TechnoServe

Though volatility in global coffee prices continues to pose a challenge to the livelihoods of small farmers, it has also created opportunity for positive transformation in the horticulture industry. more

$12 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Your gift will provide material and teachers tools for a class. More than 90% of SEWA’s members are illiterate. Through SEWA, they receive training and learn how to use their skills to gain an income and organize for change in their communities. more

$10 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Your donation will restore hope to farmers living in a post-conflict war zone. By clearing the enough land of landmines and planting one grape vine, your gift will help restore the livelihood and the dignity of self-sufficiency to a farmer. more

$250 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Start Saving Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

Homeowner savings plan

Mercy Housing

Your gift helps a resident begin their own homeownership savings plan through Mercy Housing's down-payment assistance program. more

$100 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Your gift will support shelters, drop-in centers, and local pastoral teams with humanitarian efforts to assist people migrating through Mexico. Migrants often fall prey to assault and extortion as they pass through Mexico, and they risk their lives passing through treacherous deserts and rivers. more