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Perfect Presents: A Pig, Peace and Protecting the Environment

November 23, 2007

Yorba Linda, CA - Californians can make a difference this holiday season by giving a gift that gives back. Mercy Corps is offering more than 20 different gift packages that help communities around the world. Caitlin Carlson says the "Pig Kit" will help family farmers in Central America; the "Peace Kit" helps those in war-torn countries rebuild, and especially important to Californians, the "Climate Change Kit" helps save the environment.

"You share a gift that's really important to them and you make a difference. It's easy to buy someone you know a new tie or a new book, but a lot of our donors really appreciate being able to give a gift that matters."

Carlson says Mercy Corps has been offering the gift packages for five years now, and the public's response has been great.

"We've come to find that more and more people want to give a gift that makes a difference and this is a really great way to do it. We've found great success with it."

Carlson says the "Mercy Kits" are available online and are fully tax-deductible. Each recipient is given a personalized card saying a donation has been made in their name. The kits start at $20 and go up to $1,000.

Lori Abbott/John Robinson, Public News Service - CA