Part of schooling should be the development of character, with the ability to think of someone other than oneself and to be able to make a positive impact in the world. Here are some ways to expand thinking and provide gifts that are truly needed and useful for others.
If you are looking for gift ideas that are more long-lasting and have an impact in the world, consider giving through Samaritan’s Purse. The President & CEO is Franklin Graham who is Billy Graham’s son.
Here is a link (also below, found under the GIVE tab at the main site) to the Samaritan’s Purse catalog. It includes gift selections like helping to drill a water well, provide a family with livestock, provide surgery, care for mothers and babies and other opportunities. There are also opportunities to give to medical teams and care. Every year, Samaritan’s Purse has a drive to give shoe boxes (found under the STORE tab at the main site) with gifts and a presentation of the gospel to children around the world. Many churches and individuals participate.