World Vision Catalog
World Vision, a Christian relief organization that helps impoverished people in the U.S. and throughout the world, publishes a holiday gift catalog showing how you can help the poor by making a donation in the name of a family member or friend.
The gift catalog offers a variety of options. For $75, for example, you can provide a family with a goat that will produce milk and cheese. For $90, you can buy bed nets to protect five families from mosquitoes and malaria. And for $150, you can provide $1,800 worth of textbooks and other supplies to a school. The person in whose name the gift is being made receives a card with a photo and description of what the gift accomplishes.
You can find the gift catalog online at worldvisiongifts.org.