Christmas is only a few days away (eeeek!) and more than likely, you've been swamped with gift guides and sales and are just about "shopped out" for the season. Or, maybe you're one of the last-minute shoppers who hope to gather some quick inspiration for meaningful gifts that won't end up in the garage sale pile after a few months. We have four words for you: gifts that give back.
When the floods came and destroyed my house and all of my belongings, Peace Corps wanted to send me home or to a new site up north. I didn't want to leave my community-- I had spent a year learning their language and getting to know their culture. I spent time creating programs in the community and I didn't want them to be abandoned.