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To give! As we’re all focusing on what to get our loved ones for Christmas, families all over the world are focusing on how they will eat tomorrow or how they will get clean water for their family. You know, as a mom, my children are my first priority. I am also struck by the need to help another mother provide for her families basic needs. is a wonderful website that allows YOU as a family or individual provide much needed help for a family or child in need. You can provide an alpaca or a share of an alapaca for an Peruvian or Ecuadorian family or you could help to build a well for many impoverished communities. What a great gift to give! When you purchase a gift through The Hunger Site store, every item you purchase sends at least 25 cups of food to the hungry! This site offers beautiful jewelry, clothing, pottery, and many other gifts.

Do you know someone how has everything? Like your father in law? or that aunt who seems to have too much of everything? Why not provide $325 worth of necessities to an impoverished child in New York City in their name? I hope that this year we are able to touch someone’s life in a positive manner rather than only padding the pockets of credit card companies.

While you’re at it take a few minutes and scan these websites for other great gifts that go along way to helping others.

The Hunger Site –With this site, Starting on November 12, 2007, and for a limited time, every completed Hunger Site order will provide eight meals through America’s Second Harvest — at no additional cost to you!

Edited to add: For a limited time only The Hunger Site will feed a family of four with every order placed in The Hunger Site store through the work of America’s Second Harvest-The Nation’s Food Bank Network. Offer Good until Monday, November 19, 2007.

The Hunger Site Just one click here and you can donate 1 cup of food.

Nearly three years ago, the US Congress declared the tragedy in Darfur, Sudan to be genocide. Yet here we are, nearing the end of 2007 and still our leaders have done nothing to stop the genocide. We need to get our Congress’ attention on the suffering in Darfur and how the United States can help bring all of this suffering to an end.Congress is crucial in approving funds for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Darfur, as well as implementing sanctions against the Sudanese government. On October 17, 2007, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee unanimously passed
the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act (SADA) by a vote of 21-0.’s blog reads:

In early 2003, long-standing tensions in Darfur erupted into what the U.S. government later described as the first genocide of the 21st century soon after local rebel groups took up arms against the Khartoum-based regime of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Their reasons for rebelling were relatively simple: they rightly felt marginalized by their government, saw that rebels in southern Sudan were likely to be granted major economic and political concessions as their own civil war against Khartoum ran down, and realized that they themselves were being left out in the literal and figurative desert with no hope of similar concessions or improved conditions in sight. An oil fueled economic boom was producing sky-scrapers in Khartoum, and meanwhile Darfur continued to exist largely without roads, hospitals, or a sufficient education system, and was suffering through a brutal drought.

Following a few initial conventional battles with new rebel groups in Darfur, the Khartoum regime switched tactics and began to fight a hate-fueled counter insurgency war in Darfur by funding, arming, and unleashing the proxy militias known as Janjaweed, who came from tribes which identify themselves as “Arab,” on the villages associated with the rebels, which came from tribes who identify themselves as “African.” This strategy depended on exploiting this self-proclaimed racial divide in Darfur, and it worked, despite the fact that both “Arab” and “African” Darfurians are Muslim, speak Arabic, and share the same skin tone. The result was an undisciplined paramilitary campaign which targeted men, women, and children alike.

Since this genocidal campaign began in early 2003, over 2,000 villages have been burnt, up to 400,000 people have been killed, and approximately 2.5 million more have been forced from their homes and into the Sahara desert. Horrific stories of mass rape, murder, and unspeakable atrocities have become commonplace. Survivors have gathered in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps throughout Darfur, and in refugee camps across the border in eastern Chad and in the Central African Republic, waiting for conflict to end so that they can rebuild their lives, hoping that someone will help them.

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