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  • 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.
  • Student Bodies.'Most kids giddily splash around in mud puddles and engage in contests to determine by taste who among them has the dirtiest hands. We can't blame them for their enthusiasm, but we can educate them on the steps they can take to wash up for their own well-being. There's nothing wrong with a lot of good, clean fun, either.
  • 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.
  • Community-run art classes are more than just a great way to keep kids engaged in otherwise-empty hours, they're a framework that nurtures empathy, a context for intuition, and a universal language to share beauty with others as they grow, finding inspiration everywhere along the way. Art is a perfect field guide for an uncertain world.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Soup's On (and On, and On...) Plates and forks and stoves, oh my! Not just flatware—flat-everywhere. Let's stock some cabinets.
  • Espress Your Support. HopeBlend's crisp citrus flavor is complemented by delicate, full floral notes, finished with a light, sweet, caramel-apple body, made from beans sourced in Asia, Africa, and Central America, all blended by The Roasterie, a Kansas City-based company. It's 10 ounces of whole-bean, Fair Trade Certified inspiration, and part of the proceeds goes directly to Outreach. Take a mighty, empathetic swig of it from your mug every morning, and feel the jolt of all the good for which you're responsible. Powerful stuff.
  • What's the difference between knowledge and understanding? Empathy. Regular tutoring is an opportunity for struggling students to cement fundamental facts, rack up study strategies, refresh slippery concepts, and expand their understanding alongside instructors primed to serve as experts, as well as mentors.
  • 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.
  • Why did the chicken cross the road? If it's a chicken in one of our partner communities, it was probably in mid-celebratory strut, proud of its role as a delicious, egg-producing, income-generating asset to its owners. Outreach chickens always have great self-esteem, and they always look both ways for safety— no joke.
  • 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.
  • Lavaplatos Sinks, Hope Floats. Lavaplatos, the Spanish word for "dishwasher," provides the most basic, effective means of draining excess water used for bathing, laundry and food preparation away from homes. The basin's strikingly sensible design, ease of installation, and hygienic efficacy definitely make it a life-changer, if not a life-saver. Recipients share a portion of the cost for each basin, which has been modified from its original design to better suit our communities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 more educated world is one more apt to solve the problems facing it. Give girls and young women access to education, and you'll equip them with the ability to take active roles in the tomorrows we all share.
  • 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).
  • That's Some Pig! 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Full Tummies, Hungry Minds. Passing notes, watching the clock, doodling in margins' school has enough distractions. Hunger shouldn't be another one. Provide students with three nutritious meals daily, and give them the energy they need to succeed in their studies and get the most out of every recess.
  • 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.
  • Hallowed Hauls. Behind the yoke, the power is intoxicating: Water buffalo are strong, reliable, resilient, and their emissions are clean-burning, which is a non-gross way of saying their dung can be dried and used as fuel. Want it moved, plowed, or fertilized' Boy, oh boy, do we have just the thing for you! (Get some gloves.)
  • 4 Chickens + Champ the Chicken 4 Chickens + Champ the Chicken
    Hunting and pecking for just the right stuffed-animal pal? Open wide for Champ the Chicken! He's a fuzzy reminder of the good you represent, as well as your free gift when you buy four chickens from our catalog. This purchase includes a plush toy chicken named Champ, who measures 4" long from feet to beak.
  • Saved by the Bell. Take any kid, suit 'em up in a school uniform, toss in a backpack full of books, notebooks, pencils, and other supplies, and presto, they're all set for a fruitful day at school, whether they like it or not.
  • Goat Houses Keep Goats from Feeling Baa-d. Everyone loves goats for their gentle, curious nature and sweet widdle faces. We love goats because they're so gosh-darned sensible: Their modest appetites, high output of nutritious milk and nutrient-packed fertilizer, and their self-governing social structure means when a goat's around, everyone feels a little bit better.
  • NEW! Share of a Cow + Carrie the Cow NEW! Share of a Cow + Carrie the Cow
    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 Gifts that Keep on Goating!'Everyone loves goats for their gentle, curious nature and sweet widdle faces. We love goats because they're so gosh-darned sensible: Their modest appetites, high output of wholesome milk and nutrient-packed fertilizer, and their self-governing social structure mean when a goat's around, everyone feels a little bit better.
  • Endless Breakfast. With this gift, you'll sustainably end hunger for a family in need. Chickens provide the renewable resource of protein-rich eggs to help families grow strong and healthy.