Giving the gift of life
Diarrheal disease treatment and prevention are on the wish list all year around for families and communities in developing countries,
so a number of charities and philanthropies are making it possible for gift givers to donate directly or in the name of someone else, important life saving interventions. For example, $80 to UNICEF will buy 1,000 sachets of ORS.
Similarly, www.water.org is selling uniquely designed water bottles with 100% of the proceeds supporting efforts to ensure availability of clean water in developing countries.
For more ideas on charitable Holiday giving to global health needs, check out this post at National Public Radio: 5 Public Health Gifts For The Person Who Has Everything.