The Common Good

Each year Sojourners publises an alternative giving guide as a special advertising section in our December issue. In 2012 we also created an online component in which additional companies and organizations are listed here in our online directory.

To find out how to list your company or organization in the guide, review our 2013 Giving Guide media kit.


Heifer International

Heifer International's mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since our founding in 1944, Heifer has helped more than 15.5 million families transition from subsistence to self-reliance.

We are committed to helping small-holder farmers, especially women, move from dependence on aid and charity to economic independence providing for their family and communities.

Visit Heifer.org/Altgift to give meaningful gifts this Christmas!


Bread for the World

Looking for that special gift for your loved ones? Make a Christmas gift in their honor that will help end hunger in our world. Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, we provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities where we live.

Go to Bread.org/gift to honor your loved ones this Christmas.


Agros International

Create beautiful cards with your personal Christmas greeting.

Each card supports Agros’ noble cause of empowering rural communities in Central America and Mexico to become economically self-sufficient, realize their God-given potential, and escape the crushing cycle of generational poverty.

A treasured gift made easy! 

To explore more and purchase a gift, visit: Oneseed.agros.org.


United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

Cut through the hype that leaves you exhausted at the end of the year and give with purpose: through your time, talents and resources that help others simply live.

A gift of $55 can purchase one cleaning bucket with all the essential items for a family in New Jersey to clean up their home after Hurricane Sandy. 

Visit UMCOR.org/UMCOR/Give, click on Alternate Giving Catalog.


Global Environmental Relief

Global Environmental Relief is an outgrowth of experiences gained while working to reduce poverty in developing nations. This is a world where families suffer daily from environmental excesses over which they have no control. While there are many organizations which respond to disasters after they happen, our goal is to find ways to address environmental challenges before they become emergencies.

Visit Global-ER.org/gift to make a tax-deductible donation and get a free gift!


Chalice Press

Our gift to you is a 30% off list price promotion code to purchase books - the gift that can be opened again and again. Use code GivingS12, which expires 1/31/13 and is available online only. A few restrictions apply.

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Visit ChalicePress.com to take advantage of this 30% off promotion.


Nebraskans for Peace

The 2013 Cat Lovers Against the Bomb Wall Calendar is the purrfect gift for your cat-loving peace advocate friends. It features twelve gorgeous cats with peace quotes. Cats and peace - what more could they want in a calendar?

Only $8.95 + $2 postage. Order from: CLAB-JG, PO Box 83466, Lincoln, NE 68501. Visa-MasterCard-Discover accepted. Inquiries: catcal@aol.com.

For more information, visit Nebraskansforpeace.org.


Anamchara Books

December 11, 1941, was the day the United States entered World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor four days earlier. Anamchara Books is honoring this anniversary by giving $1 for every book sold during December to Witness for Peace (Witnessforpeace.org). Add our books to your Christmas shopping list, and help build a better world!

Visit AnamcharaBooks.com to see our full catalog. Order from Amazon.com, or call 607-785-1578 for bulk orders.


India Partners

Provide clean water for an entire village! One water well provides clean, safe drinking water for up to 400 families in a rural village. Your gift will save lives and prevent water-borne diseases like typhoid, cholera, and diarrhea. You are giving a village an easy and accessible source of fresh water that will last for years to come.

To give a water well or other gifts, visit Indiapartners.org/give/gift-catalog/water-wells.html.

 

 

 

Herald Press

Give more for less!  Get 50% off the best-selling More-With-Less Cookbook and Living More With Less: 30th Anniversary Edition by Doris Janzen Longacre featuring simple, sustainable, healthy recipes, and suggestions from Mennonites for a joyful and globally conscious lifestyle. Find these great titles at HeraldPress.com/JustGiving and use code MWL2012 at checkout. 

Visit HeraldPress.com/JustGiving for more on this special offer!


Lincoln's Battle With God - from Thomas Nelson

Abraham Lincoln is the most beloved of all U.S. Presidents. He freed the slaves, gave the world some of its most beautiful phrases, and redefined the meaning of America. He did all of this with wisdom, compassion, and wit.

In this thrilling journey through a largely unknown part of American history, New York Times best-selling author Stephen Mansfield tells the richly textured story of Abraham Lincoln's spiritual life and draws from it a meaning sure to inspire Americans today.

Learn more at LincolnsBattleWithGod.com.


KAIROS

KAIROS is steadfast in the pursuit of justice and peace: defending human rights; promoting sustainable communities; advocating for the end of violence; ensuring corporate accountability; and journeying with Indigenous peoples.

Stand for courage and hope!
Commit to ecological justice and human rights!
Join a growing faith-filled movement for social justice! Join KAIROS!

For more information, visit KairosCanada.org.


Running Strong for American Indian Youth

Give the gift of HOPE this holiday season! Honor your loved ones in this season of giving and bring hope to needy American Indian children and families.  Your gift will provide food, water, warm winter coats, shelter and heat to impoverished American Indian children and families.  More importantly, your gift nourishes the spirit and keeps Native kids safe and warm this holiday season. 

Click Indianyouth.org/sojourners.html to spread hope this holiday season!


Celebrate Advent: 10 Ten Resources

All the holiday hustle and bustle can become a less-than-spiritual experience that leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

Instead, let us celebrate Advent in a way that marinates us with hope and possibility as we prepare to savor Christ’s arrival.

Check out this year's Top 10 Advent Resources from Sojourners staff.


International Child Care Ministries

Share your hope, shape her future.  Alternative gifts shared via International Child Care Ministries (ICCM) hopefully shape the futures of children—and families and communities—like this Ethiopian girl.  Come to think of it, connected as you are to her, they shape your future, too.

Gifts for dreamed-of futures.


Preparing For Christmas

"Advent is not about a sentimental waiting for the Baby Jesus"
 -Richard Rohr

Advent is a time to focus our expectation and anticipation on "the adult Christ, the Cosmic Christ," who challenges us to empty ourselves, to lose ourselves, to surrender. Preparing for Christmas 
o­ffers daily meditations, prayers, Scripture readings, and questions for reflection for each day of Advent. 

Prepare for Christmas with Richard Rohr!


Camp Bob at Kanuga

Give a child the gift of trust.

“At Camp Bob they believe in you…they trust you…they don’t care what race you are…they don’t care what you wear…they encourage you…they build you up.” 

The gift of Camp Bob gives a child in need more than an experience; it gives them a foundation for trust, hope and love that will last for the rest of their lives.

Give S'more!


Church World Service

"Life is the best gift. Everything else is extra." - African proverb

Some stores open tonight, others in the pre-dawn hours. But the CWS Best Gift Catalog is always open, so there’s no camping out required to help Tun Tun Oo have seeds and tools for a future.  Or to help Maria provide breakfast for her family.

Thankful? Honor your loved ones by changing a life today.

Libery in North Korea

Liberty in North Korea is the only full-time grassroots organization in North America devoted to the North Korean human rights and humanitarian crises. Your gift will help LINK rescue North Korean refugees who are hiding in fear of repatriation and living in exploitation in China, assist them in their new lives in freedom, and share their stories with the world.

Help LiNK give refugees freedom and hope. Visit Libertyinnorthkorea.org/give today.


Food for the Poor

Give a gift that will change a life!

Inspire your friends and family this Christmas by purchasing gifts in their honor from Food For The Poor's Christmas Gift Catalog.

The gifts in this year’s catalog range from $10 to buy fruit-bearing trees that will provide sustainable sources of food and income to hungry families, to $70,000 to build a school that will benefit an entire village.

Honor your loved ones and be a blessing to the poor.


Operation Smile

Give the Gift of a New Smile.

Browse Operation Smile’s Giving Catalog for meaningful gifts that help change the lives of children around the world. For children born with facial deformities, the greatest gift you can give is the joy of a new smile –- and a new life.

A Smile Never Goes out of Style.

 


Fahe

We help people in Appalachia build a better place to live. Why? So children don’t fall further behind. So grandparents never have to choose between food, medicine, and heating a drafty old home. So families can start the year with sanitary sewer service. With your help, we will share the gift of hope with more than 7,000 families next year. 

Visit Fahe.org to get involved, donate, or learn more about how you can help.


Published by Westview

My Elusive Memories is designed to accompany its owner throughout the continuum of forgotten memory. It provides a structure for eliciting and organizing recollections before they slip away; a forum for visitors to honor a treasured relationship; a life story book to be read at the bedside of the beloved; and a family keepsake of a life chronicled with love.

Get 20% off list at Recycleddreams.org/my-elusive-memories.html.


Presbyterian Mission Agency

The media attention from Hurricane Sandy is fading, but for many the recovery is just beginning. Your gift to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) will help families as they continue to rebuild their lives from the storm. Your generosity will bear witness to the compassion of Christ and help bring hope out of chaos.

Give now to help PDA continue walking with Sandy survivors during the long-term recovery.


Shiloh Sophia Studios: The Red Madonna

Join this monthly membership organization featuring step-by-step painting videos that show how to paint icons dedicated to the Blessed Mother and the mystics and saints of the Christian tradition. In addition to devotional painting, we also write poetry, offer spiritual teachings on scripture and personal healing, and have a very active supportive prayer ministry. Open to all skill levels. 

Calling the wise and wild ones, the holy and ones in need of healing, the open hearted and those ready to open the doors of the soul.

Do you feel the call? Join us here.

        

Wesley Theological Seminary

When you give a gift to Wesley Theological Seminary, you support the compassionate work our seminarians are preparing to undertake throughout the world. Wesley seminarians will become strong preachers, teachers and lay people locally, in rural America, and around the globe, and will bring with them the Gospel’s message of hope. Your gift allows them to faithfully respond to God’s call.

Click here to give a world-changing gift this Christmas!


From War to Peace

From War to Peace recycles materials from disarmed nuclear weapon systems and creates stunning jewelry and accessories from a remarkable alloy we call "Peace Bronze."

From War to Peace turns weapons meant to destroy us into art meant to restore us, swords into plowshares, bombs into beauty, hate into love, and war into peace. The copper that From War to Peace recycles into Peace Bronze is taken from the cabling that once carried launch codes to Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic nuclear missiles at the now disarmed Grand Forks, North Dakota missile base.

Get 10% off with Coupon Code "Sojourners"


Sojourners

Sojourners is a national Christian organization committed to faith in action for social justice. We envision a world where Christians put their faith into action in passionate pursuit of justice for the poor and vulnerable among us. Through our award-winning Sojourners magazine, our blogs, newsletters, action alerts, and Jim Wallis’ prophetic voice, we work toward a more just, peaceful world.

This Christmas, you can give the gift of hope by making a gift to Sojourners in honor of your loved one.

Go to Sojo.net/giftofhope to make your honor gift today!

 


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