From: Rick Lathrop [ricklathrop@globalservicecorps.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 11:45 AM
To: operations@globalservicecorps.org
Subject: Give a Gift That Gives Back
Global Service Corps Give a Meaningful Gift This Holiday Season
Alternative Gift Giving through Global Service Corps

Give loved ones a truly meaningful holiday gift that will assist communities in Tanzania receive training and resources that will help them live healthier lives! Get all of your holiday shopping done at once with GSC. There are a variety of tax deductible gift options available.

CLICK ON THE TITLES BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ALTERNATIVE GIFT GIVING OPTIONS. FOR A FULL LIST OF GIFT OPTIONS, FOLLOW THIS LINK.
Youth HIV/AIDS and Health Education Youth HIV/AIDS and Health Education
A gift of HIV/AIDS and health education will provide essential education for youth so they will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to prevent HIV/AIDS. Gifts are available from $10 for education materials for school peer educators to $500 to fund an entire peer education training workshop for 20 students.
Hafirs - Rainwater Collection Tanks for Home Garden Irrigation Hafirs - Rainwater Collection Tanks for Home Garden Irrigation
A gift of a hafir creates a home water source to reduce the need for women and children to haul water long distances. This 12 m3 trench is lined and covered with plastic to decrease evaporation and filtration. Surrounded by a natural jatropha tree or acacia thorn fence to keep animals and small children out, a hafir can hold 12,000 liters of water and only costs 1/50th of other conventional options! During the rains, the tank collects and stores rainwater that can then be used for various tasks during the dry season, such as watering home gardens.
Home Garden for an orphanage Home Garden for an Orphanage
A gift of a home garden is a way for orphanages to supply nutritious and organic meals for children in a self-reliant way and also provides children with training on important income-generating life skills. Give a gift of seeds for the garden ($20), garden tools ($100) or an entire home garden ($200).

Improved Fruit and Vegetable Drying to Reduce 50% Losses Improved Fruit and Vegetable Drying to Reduce 50% Losses
A gift of a Food Drying Training Package will help rural communities work together to dry their excess fruits and green garden products for later use in the dry season, or for sale to augment incomes. Typical on-farm losses from field to mouth exceed 50% due to the lack of food preservation knowledge and methods. Furthermore, these on-farm losses contribute to the significant and common vitamin A deficiencies found in mothers’ and children’s diets, especially during the dry season. GSC’s training package includes alternative low-cost drying structures, education about appropriate drying methods, and information sessions on how to reconstitute the dried foods for preparation and use in cooking.
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