No Lines, Just Love: Skip The Mall And Go Straight To Feeling Good With Mercy Corps Gifts

Dec 03, 2013, 13:26 ET from Mercy Corps

Symbolic gifts for everyone on your list to help people in the world's toughest places

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are many people on your shopping list this year, which is great because there are many people on Mercy Corps' list too: families in the Philippines who need shelter; students who are excited to go to school in Sudan; youth in the Middle East seeking start-up loans for their businesses; and children in Syria who are recovering from trauma. This holiday season, Mercy Corps Gifts offers shoppers an easy and meaningful way to check every name off their list.


"Between Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the crisis in Syria, thousands of families need your help," says Dan O'Neill, Mercy Corps' founder. "Mercy Corps gifts are a fantastic way to show someone you care about them while showing care for people in need all over the world."

With prices starting as low as $18 for a bag of seeds, shoppers can choose from more than 50 symbolic gifts representing Mercy Corps' work in 41 countries to transform lives and build resilience in local communities. Gift selection is creative and includes emergency shelter for survivors of the Philippines typhoon, a milking cow, clean water, and teaching a woman to read. The online Mercy Corps Gifts catalog, complete with a gift-generator tool, can be accessed 24/7 at Shoppers can personalize a full-color card for the recipient, which is also available electronically. 

"Avoid parking wars. Shop in your bathrobe," says O'Neill.  "Just be sure to place your order at today."

About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global humanitarian agency saving and improving lives in the world's toughest places. With a network of experienced professionals in more than 40 countries, we partner with local communities to put bold ideas into action to help people recover, overcome hardship and build better lives. For more information, visit

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