BOSTON, MA — Scarlett Johansson is planning on an altogether different and delightful gift for her mom this Mother's Day: a dozen, fuzzy chicks. The chicks, trees, and school supplies are just some of the unique offerings from Oxfam America Unwrapped to help honor Moms. OxfamAmericaUnwrapped.com has a selection of life-changing gifts that give twice: once to a friend or loved one and secondly, to those who haven't got much at all.
It's quite simple: shoppers choose the gift and personalize a card online, their friend or loved one receives a card in the mail, and the gift goes to those who need it most. All gift contributions are general donations to Oxfam America and are fully tax deductible.
Traveling in India and Sri Lanka, Oxfam America Ambassador, Scarlett Johansson was able to see the impact of these gifts first hand. "I saw how education can give children—especially young girls—a sense of self-worth and confidence. My mom's love and support has meant so much to me over the years.
That's why I'm picking out an unexpected gift at Oxfam America Unwrapped, to help pass on the support she's shown me."
Proceeds from these symbolic gifts go to fund Oxfam America's efforts to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice in more than 100 countries.
Scarlett's top picks for under $50 is just what you need for Mom:
- A dozen chicks ($40): Who can resist these fuzzy little beauties? Your gift provides HIV/AIDS-affected households with a starter flock: a dozen chicks to produce eggs, generate income, and improve nutrition.
- Plant 50 trees ($30): Trees produce life-sustaining crops like avocados and bananas, and they also prevent soil erosion—a key to economic growth and a greener world.
- Books for kids ($18): Your gift will provide children with books on a wide range of topics from agriculture to peace-building. By helping someone open a book, you can open a mind, too.
"These gifts reflect Oxfam America's work around the world to promote ways to make a living, provide emergency relief, and improve nutrition," said Stephanie Kurzina, vice president of fundraising for Oxfam America. "It's easy to celebrate Mom, even on a budget."