PORTLAND -- The local chapter of a unique national charity wants people to know about their unusual gift suggestions for Mother’s Day on May 11th.
“Why not give Mom a goat? It’s a gift with a purpose,” said Ruth Nottingham of World Vision.
The charity recently released its first ever online catalog for Mother’s Day.
“Moms have so many things they don’t need. Many may think they need to have a garage sale. These gifts help transform lives,” Nottingham added.
For example, for $25 your Mom could bring chickens to a family in one of the world’s poorest countries. “The most popular is the $75 goat. It can bring milk to a family for nutrition and it also becomes a source of income,” Nottingham explained.
For $100 you can provide the gift of clean water, “I can’t think of anything more beautiful for Mother’s day,” remarked Nottingham.
The catalog also includes handcrafted jewelry. “These items might be made in their homes with a goal of selling them at local markets,” she said.
Other presents in your Mom’s honor can provide health care and schooling.
“It’s a way of letting your Mom know you admire the way she cares about other people. You’ll get a gift card so that she knows just how a gift in her name will help a Mom a world away,” concluded Nottingham.