ALL GIFTS

ALL GIFTS

  • Beans are one of the only foods so hearty, healthy, versatile and varied that they feature prominently in both folklore and song. A bag of beans provides a family with a steady supply of meal options in a large enough quantity to try ‘em all.
  • Healthy habits and clean routines are pretty important these days. A supply of soap keeps all the hands in a family nice n’ clean, and helps keep every other part nice n’ healthy.
  • For communities located in remote locations, medical care can seem out of reach. Provide a community member with a visit to a health clinic, and help equip them with everything they need to feel well while they do good.
  • A SPROUT community is a truly special place. It’s where local leaders from an established Outreach-affiliated community share their expertise with neighboring communities, facilitating the same community-led development they’ve learned and earned with a whole new audience. Funding a SPROUT community for a year is an efficient, low-cost, organic way to spread Outreach’s work, and an incredible way for those who have benefitted from facilitation to maximize its impact.
  • When it’s time for communities to meet, they need more than a shady spot to sit. Equip local leaders and Outreach facilitators with paper, markers, tape and an easel, and give them, and every other community member a way to share ideas, take notes, and make plans wherever they go.
  • Determination can go pretty far, but it goes farther when it’s on a motorbike. Help Outreach facilitators bring empowerment to communities’ doorsteps while respecting the safety regulations of their local governments and protecting the health of our partners. Everyone on your Zoom call agrees: You can cover a lot more ground in person, and people can cover a lot more ground on a motorbike.
  • How are local leaders maintaining and sustaining community momentum in a COVID-complicated world? While some of their work continues unchanged, much of it has moved online. Provide a community with a smartphone, laptop, and printer, and help them stay connected with the electronic essentials to keep the good going, no matter the distance.
  • Ingredients make the meal! Alone, a bag of lentils or a liter of cooking oil won’t make much, but together, as well as in combination with other foods, they work wonders to keep families safe and healthy for all the meals to come.
  • On or off the cob, corn is up for anything. A hearty staple on its own, and an able ingredient for a cornucopia of healthy meals, corn is as easy to enjoy as it is to plant, cultivate and sell at market. One bag of corn goes the distance for families – filling tummies when served as ably as it fills fields when planted.
  • While it is surprisingly affordable for farmers in Outreach-affiliated communities to establish their own organic farms, the sustainable benefits of additional income and improved nutritional diversity for families is pretty much exactly what you’d expect: Terrific. Help local farmers plant the seeds of their own success with a low-interest, community-managed loan to cover startup costs, and they’ll do the rest.
  • Life can get complicated, and expensive, without warning. A community-managed, low-interest, multi-purpose loan provides households with a buoy, and protects them from sharks, until they can get back on their feet.
  • Soap for a Family 8818-Soap-1
    Healthy habits and clean routines are pretty important, these days. Get your very own bar of Outreach’s Hope Soap, a cinnamon-scented, bubbly reminder of your role in the health and happiness of our partners, and all the other stuff that keeps everyone feeling so great. Each bar of Hope Soap comes in a small cotton Outreach gift bag, which is the perfect size to hold jewelry, Scrabble tiles, knick-knacks, and the collective hopes for the bright future we all share.
  • Aprons provide a practical buffer between chefs and the unpredictability of kitchen life. Outreach has a similar function in the lives of our partners – protecting against hazards, and empowering gifted hands’ great work. The Outreach Apron achieves these things and more – specifically, it includes an International Recipe Card that features delicious dishes three recipes, one from each continent where Outreach works! There’s no such thing as too many cooks in Outreach’s kitchen.
  • 3 Ducks Donita Duck
    Real ducks are too busy for cuddles, but Donita’s mastered the balance between business and pleasure. She’s 6” of plush, cuddly efficiency, happy to work overtime whenever you feel like adding more hugs to her to-do list.
  • You Are My Fav Card Catcus Card
    We created these three cards for two reasons: 1) To spark more joy in the world, as friendly people write kind notes for whomever needs to hear it, and 2) to provide another means of support for our community partners worldwide as they work together (from a safe distance!) to stay safe and healthy to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. It’s more than nice — it’s good!
  • What’s the only essential element of community-led development? Leadership! Okay, and also a community too, but the local leaders thing is our organizing principle. Doing our best means knowing the most, and the more people who know the particulars, the more we can do together. Equip and inform local leaders with basic values, knowledge and skills in problem-solving, organizational development and management.
  • Create the Ripple Effect. The Outreach Process is our proven, effective approach to resolving poverty through community involvement, individual empowerment, and sustainable methods for continued success. Our staff works closely to develop communities and build partnerships between neighbors, ensuring your gifts are more than just another handout.
  • Look, there on the ground! It's a basin! It's a dispenser! It's a—jar? Sure, why not? Whatever you call it, the function and benefits are the same for our partners: A trustworthy, in-home, refillable means of storing and dispensing clean water that keeps contaminants out while saving time and effort. Plus, it sort of looks like a nose, which is fun.
  • Ask the pros: Stars are the best vessel for wishes. This year's Outreach Ornament is a celebration of the people who make up our constellation of supporters, volunteers, staff and partner communities, as well as a dangly reminder of all the hopes we fulfill and empowerment we inspire in each others' lives. Just like Outreach's methodology and rationale, this year's ornament has a lot of excellent points, and a well-rounded support structure.
  • The best bargain in the barnyard is this bovine bonanza: A share of a cow, and a cow to share! Real cows provide hauling power, fertilizer, meat, milk and an increased level of income, Carrie the stuffed cow provides comfort, delight, squeezability and giggles, and you provide a sensible, charitable example for everyone to follow.
  • The only thing more sustainable than Outreach's brand of empowerment is solar power (we're working hard to reach the #1 spot, though). Combine the best of both worlds with a solar panel for community water tanks! A storage tank equipped with a solar-powered pump and a battery to store extra juice for rainy days means that instead of a centralized well serving lots of people, water can be distributed throughout a community, and partners can enjoy their own hyper-local access points, rain or shine.
  • A salad with only one ingredient isn't a 'salad,' it's an 'ingredient.' Provide a variety of seeds for our partners' gardens, and you'll provide an agricultural buffer against potential pests, inhospitable weather, and a greater earning income at market after harvest time. Around the table, you'll ensure that families' diets are more varied and nutritious, and that every meal is as filling as it is fulfilling.
  • Think about your first bike: It was likely your first taste of freedom, and your first tug of responsibility. Whether or not you had a plan–or even roads–you were ready to roll. For kids in Outreach-affiliated communities, bikes are a both a practical means of navigating unpredictable road conditions and a nice metaphor for our approach to empowerment: Combining human-centric determination, effort and balance to build inertia and blaze a path toward whatever destination they have in mind (once they're home from school).
  • A hammermill offers an ever-present, local means of pulverizing raw materials like maize and cassava beans into ready-to-use ingredients for every meal. Since many children spend their days helping their families by lugging heavy bags to larger mills located in far-off locales instead of attending school regularly, a neighborhood hammermill serves up yummier, more nutritious meals, as well as more time for everyone to tackle all the other things on their plates.
  • Thanks to the innovative determination of a number of women in Outreach-affiliated communities, addressing basic healthcare needs no longer demands a long trip to a distant clinic and a stack of unexpected expenses. Visiting mobile clinics are an affordable, convenient, professional way for women of all ages to get well, stay safe, and feel great. From screenings to checkups to all the treatments in between, visiting nurses and doctors ensure that patients avoid preventable issues, lead longer, healthier lives, and are treated as equals, not numbers.
  • Water sources vary between communities and climates, but many of our partners' access points are distant wells or basins fed by snow-capped hills and mountains above, which can pick up detritus on its way downhill. A filter provides more protection against harmful contaminants, and another way to keep everyone healthy for the empowerment ahead.
  • Motivate the motivators. Not that teachers are in it for the money, but with so many empowering to-dos on everyone's lists, it's important that all time is time well spent. Teachers provide a comforting, trusting atmosphere for students-of-a-certain-age to build confidence and skills as they students their curiosity, and work toward a future where they can put their knowledge to use and teach the next generation.
  • Literacy unlocks the world. Beyond providing instruction and information, it's a foundation for innovation, inspiration, and introspection in readers. Adult literacy classes are perhaps the most fundamental, practical means of empowerment for our community partners, as they learn to demystify the written world and find meaning in the words around them.
  • As the superhighway between your head and your heart, your neck occupies an important spot on your body. It's the reason you're able to consider Outreach's mission, then finding yourself so inspired by our data-driven developmental supremacy that you decide to become a supporter! Just as untold waves slowly transformed angles into curves, Outreach's work with our community partners steadily contours lives to reshape hopes into plans, plans into goals, and goals into triumphs. Honor your own role in transforming communities around the world while also adding a burst of color to all your local outfits!
  • Piglet + Pedro the Pig Piglet + Pedro the Pig
    That's Some Pig! Pedro's just as charming as his biological counterpart, but twice as cuddly. Buy a real pig from our catalog, and we'll send you Pedro, who arrives prepped and ready for your affection. This purchase includes a plush toy piglet named Pedro, who measures 7" long from tip to tail.
  • Goat + Gracie the Goat Goat + Gracie the Goat
    The Gifts that Keep on Goating! Finally, a goat that will let you nuzzle it as much as you want! Real goats have work to do. Gracie the Goat's only mission is to provide unlimited cuddle privileges. She's as selfless as an Outreach supporter—specifically, an Outreach supporter who orders a goat from our catalog and gets Gracie as a free gift. This purchase includes a plush toy goat named Gracie, who measures 6" tall from hoof to head.
  • The best ribbon one can win? Blue. Best medal? Gold. Best planet? Earth. Best ornament for your tree? These, celebrating the work we do together all over the world, and the resplendent twinkle that reflects all the beautiful people looking on, eyes bright with wonder. Just like your tree, the good stuff we create together is evergreen.