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In honor of World Refugee Day on Sunday, June 20, your gift now can double to help families seeking safety, and create a more equal future.

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Match Challenge: Your gift doubles to help refugee families with soap, water, and more.

Match Challenge: Your gift doubles to help refugee families with soap, water, and more.

Inspiring gifts that do good


BOSTON, MA – December 2, 2009 – Don’t settle for the same old ordinary gifts. Check out dozens of new, unexpected gifts that make a difference from Oxfam America Unwrapped. Whether it’s a grove of miracle trees ($30), a goat ($50), or even a pile of manure ($12), there’s something for everyone on your list. Select a unique gift for a friend and make a difference in the fight against poverty when you give through

It’s simple: when you buy a gift at, your loved one gets a card, and the money goes to those who need it most. You’ll find more than 60 gifts in our alternative gift catalog, many of them new this year. Your gift supports our efforts to provide lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice in over 100 countries. 

In its fourth season, Oxfam America Unwrapped is introducing a new, easier-to-use website that links gifts to stories and videos that illustrate how your donation affects the lives of people around the world. In the ‘How your donation helps’ section of the site, visitors can learn about Oxfam America’s work around the world:

• See how giving books to kids can inspire and ignite young minds in a village school in Ethiopia. Related Education gift: books for kids.
• In Donkeys to the Rescue, we learn how the people of Darfur found a safe way to earn a living in the midst of conflict. Related Animals gift: donkey.
• Ethiopia’s Singing Wells is an inspiring short video about how the Borena people survive a harsh climate. Related Emergency Essentials gift: water purifier.

If stories like this strike a chord, at, you can choose from a goat ($50), school desk and chair, ($35), mosquito nets ($18), and more. At prices that won’t break the bank, and an easy, convenient way to get your holiday gift shopping done online, Oxfam America Unwrapped is your answer to avoiding the excess of the holiday season.

All gift contributions are general donations to Oxfam America and are fully tax-deductible.

Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. To learn more, go to

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