• Sure, you can save some money building a house out of sticks or straw. But for real, lasting shelter, you're gonna want to invest in something more resistant to heat, cold, rain, and the huffs and puffs of pushy wolves. Just like all of Outreach's work, the right materials, expertly applied, last a lifetime.
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  • Handcrafted. With your donation of $75, you'll receive 12 stylishly stacked bangles to add some texture and flair to any look. Everyone agrees: you should have more bracelets, and they should be Fair-Trade Certified. When people compliment you on these, you can say, 'They're made from environmentally friendly mixed materials in rural India,' and garner yet more admiration. Please note that your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $10.50.
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  • Have a Rice Day. A bag of rice can be the only thing that separates a family from an empty pantry during seasonal stretches between harvests. Help minimize the worry, stress, and negative health effects of chronic hunger, keep our partners healthy, and allow for the simple pleasure of families gathering to share a meal each day.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Keep animals cozy, dry, and safe, so their owners can keep them happy, healthy, and profitable. It's not just an animal house, it's an animal home.
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  • No, not a "care package" for animals, mailing a batch of cookies to beasts of burden from back home—an "animal care" package, for people! This year, provide a suite of vaccines, wellness clinics and thorough instruction for new animal owners to help them best care for their animals. If the animals are well-behaved, they might get some cookies, but we're not promising anything.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Pretty In Pink! Three gifts in one! From their curly tails to their twitchy noses, pigs are uniquely suited to providing barnyard benefit. They represent a cost-neutral source of fertilizer, as well as an ever-fattening value at market. They're so ingenious, they even found a use for all that mud that would otherwise go to waste.
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  • Duck, Duck, Choose. In an uncertain world, you can count on ducks. They're here to help! As self-starters, they give eggs regularly and without complaint, and their fastidious nature minimizes upkeep costs. They hold up their end of the arrangement. Any incidental costs? Just put it on their bill.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Duck, Duck, Choose. In an uncertain world, you can count on ducks. They're here to help! As self-starters, they give eggs regularly and without complaint, and their fastidious nature minimizes upkeep costs. They hold up their end of the arrangement. Any incidental costs? Just put it on their bill.
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  • Farmer Fund-amentals. Agricultural practices evolved over thousands of years, so new farmers have some catching up to do. Forget about teaching a person to fish—teach people to farm, and you'll equip them with valuable skills, as well as giving us a more expansive metaphor for sustainable success we can use in our future marketing materials!
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