Oxfam Ambassador Aziz Ansari is the gift he gives at oxfamgifts.com - a goat!

By Oxfam

BOSTON – International relief and development organization Oxfam America and celebrity ambassador Aziz Ansari are reminding holiday shoppers that gift giving is a thought process that can say a lot about you and the recipient.  In a commercial airing on television, Hulu, and YouTube, Ansari stresses that, “you are what you give,” by ‘being’ a goat himself for the holidays.   The spot is also available on oxfamgifts.com.

“A goat is the perfect gift.  Goats produce a ton of milk, they’re very hardy, and they have dope goatees,” says Ansari, as a goat, in the 30 second animation.

It’s not too late to give a last minute gift that can make a long-term difference.  Cards will be delivered by December 25 for orders placed before midnight on December 13.  Shoppers also have the option of sending an electronic card to recipients.

“If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, you can still head over to oxfamgifts.com to cross those final names off your list without even standing up. No wrapping paper, ribbons, or fighting for the last sweater at the mall required – and you can rest assured that your gift will help a family fight poverty and hunger,” Ansari says.

Oxfam’s Unwrapped catalog offers items that symbolically represent the organization’s lifesaving work, and each purchase is a contribution toward Oxfam’s many programs that help people living in poverty throughout the world.

While you can “be a goat for only $50” according to Ansari, there are over 70 life-changing products to choose from at oxfamgifts.com, ranging from $12 manure to $5,000 help a village recover from a disaster.

All gift contributions are general donations to support Oxfam America’s mission of fighting poverty, hunger and social injustice in over 90 countries around the world. Gifts are fully tax-deductible.  For more information on how to gift better this holiday season, visit oxfamgifts.com.

Camera-ready art, a video featuring Aziz Ansari and Oxfam America spokespeople are available to the press.


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

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