• 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!
  • They Can Dig It. If you're a farmer, you're going to need some tools if you plan on growing more than weeds and ferns. Outfit a farmer with shovels, rakes, pitchforks, hoes, and a litany of other instruments to make the soil sing.
  • Stay Classy, Kids. Want enduring solutions to global poverty? Start young. Fund a classroom, and give kids the best shot at a better tomorrow by making the critical thinking skills and the pursuit of knowledge a lifelong habit.
  • Make Classy Kids Classier. You want enduring solutions to global poverty? Start early. Fund a classroom and give kids the best shot at a better tomorrow by making the pursuit of knowledge a lifelong habit.
  • 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.
  • The High-Water Mark. In parts of the world without easy access to clean water, residents face the daily dilemma of how to collect water from shallow springs, which can be a frustrating, interminable ordeal. Hand pumps, constructed from a few simple, affordable components, provide an efficient, refreshing solution that saves time, energy, and lives. We'll drink to that!
  • Trees are models of generosity in the natural world. Here, have some shade. How about some wood you can sell at market or use for heating and cooking? Plenty you can do with these leaves! Might as well make this air cleaner and sweeter, too. Trees show all the other plants what it's like to be better than bush league.
  • Ctrl Alt Repeat. It's official: Computers are here to stay. Help someone learn the basics, so that they too might enjoy the benefits of life on the grid—robust record-keeping, easier and more expansive means of communication, access to educational resources, and a lifetime's worth of videos featuring cats doing all sorts of silly things.
  • Tool Time! Help a family literally put a roof over their heads, build stronger foundations, and see things in a new light with the addition of a short-term home-improvement loan to empower residents—repairs and the addition of modern amenities such as electricity or plumbing. With enough care, every house feels like home.
  • Goats and ducks living together? Sounds like a recipe for quite a party. They spend their days producing wholesome, dairy-based gifts and nutrient-rich fertilizer for their owners, but their nights are full of gossip and makeovers.
  • Use the (Work) Force. Empower women, men, and parents to apply their skills, labor, and ingenuity to earn a living and build a career. Specialization in a given trade or field means business owners can command a fair rate for their goods or services, and patrons can meet their own farming, business, or household needs more effectively.
  • You Look Nice Today. Before you walk a mile in anyone's shoes, you should slip on a pair of Outreach-branded socks! Just like Outreach's work in communities around the world, these socks are high-quality, long-lasting, flexible, a great fit for any style' and also a unique way to let everyone know they should follow in your footsteps.
  • All Heart, Fewer Sleeves. Turn some heads and change some minds. Show your commitment to Outreach's brand of goodness by looking the part—our teams in the field, as well as everyone at HQ, wear these regularly as we work with communities to create a sustainable end to poverty. Unlike this shirt, you'll never fold. Grey and Blue Medium are currently out of stock! We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • 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.
  • Dish It Out. Bring families together and help them fill their tummies with nutritious, home-cooked meals, while they fill their hearts with memories of the time they spend together.
  • 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.
  • Spread Generosity, Not Germs. Bad news: Poor hygiene is one of the most persistent, ruinous issues facing those in impoverished communities. Good news: Hand-washing stations are a simple, social way to promote hygienic habits, so the only thing going viral is the news of how to stay healthy.
  • Fill 'er Up. It's hard to improve on the bucket. A time-tested means of conveyance, it remains the most sensible, effective means to transport most liquids and many solids. With water collection such a central part of daily life in Outreach-affiliated communities, buckets are on every list.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Lookin' Good. What's the world look like through Outreach-colored glasses? Beautiful, hopeful, and free of strain. Even better, while your eyes are most certainly protected by these sunglasses, your view of the bright future our work ensures will never dim.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.