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« on: November 21, 2006 03:35:43 AM »

i was browsing about all those charity websites where you can buy something for someone in a third world country on behalf of a christmas gift recipient (you know, goats or a garden or a water filter), and i found this one:

http://www.oxfamshop.org.au/shop/prodview.asp?iprodgrpid=120539&iDeptID=120868

sewing training for disadvantaged women, including the fabulously named "Hot Girls Fancy Stitch" group that helps women with HIV and AIDS increase their incomes...
well, i added it to my xmas list, and i thought some other craftsters might want to do the same Smiley
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emmaline
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2006 04:49:37 AM »

oh that looks great
im adding it to mine too!

i always find this issue difficult because i think some people would perhaps like the idea, but still be miffed they didn't get a gift! So I'm thinking of splitting in half, or say taking $10 from each pressie, and then buying an unwrapped gift from it.
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction
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kimski
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2006 11:05:08 PM »



Thanks for posting this. Members of my family have done this sort of thing. It always goes down well.

I love oxfam. The community aid abroad shops are also great places for christmas gifts. Big gifts, and also smaller less expensive things. They have an online shop and also a couple of shops in Melbourne. (Sorry I don't have info for other states)
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