This Holiday Season, Give a Gift that Does a World of Good
Seva Foundation's Gifts of Service® Turns Your Compassion into Life Changing Solutions
(November 29, 2012) – Come December, skip the long lines and steep price
tags at the department stores and instead give someone a gift that matters — like
sponsoring sight-restoring eye surgery for a child who is blind in Nepal, or
providing a Native American youth with life-saving diabetes prevention services.
This holiday season, shoppers can reconnect with the
true meaning of the season by sending Gifts of Service® from Seva
Foundation to honor their friends and loved ones.
For nearly 35 years,
Seva has celebrated compassion and embraced the connections we each share as global citizens.
Working in many of the poorest communities around the world, Seva creates
grassroots programs that build sustainable solutions
“The holidays to me
represent a time for giving — not just in material form, but in compassion and
service,” said Jack Blanks, Seva's Executive Director. ”Our Gifts of Service
program embodies this spirit and allows people to turn gift giving into a way
to help those in need. Imagine being able to give someone their eyesight back!
I can't think of a better holiday gift than that.”
"I love the variety of choices that Gifts of Service offers, so I can find something really meaningful for each person on my holiday list," says Meg Conkey of Berkeley, California. "My son has traveled a lot
the Gifts of Service catalog, available in print and online at www.seva.org/gifts, and select gifts to honor
your friends, family, and
business associates. These alternative gifts are
actually services, such as bringing cataract surgery to people in remote rural
regions of Tibet,
and all gifts are tax
each gift, Seva sends a beautiful card for you to honor the special people in
your life. Each card contains a description of what the gift will achieve and
space for a personal message from you. Seva also offers Gifts of Service eCards
that can be sent by email — perfect for last minute shoppers.
- Your gift of compassion will change someone's life forever!
in Nepal, so he loves the gift that brings eye care to the villagers there. My daughter is a nurse
working with diabetes patients, so she’s excited about the gift that brings wellness education to
Native American communities. And I love the 4-Pack Gift Cards, so I’m always ready for spur of the
moment gift giving. It’s perfect — something for everyone!"
For more information about Seva Foundation and Gifts of Service, please visit: www.seva.org/gifts.
About Seva Foundation
Seva Foundation is most widely known for its innovative eye
care programs in Asia, Africa, and Central America,
which have helped three million blind people to see again through affordable
cataract surgeries. Here in the U.S.,
Seva partners with Native American communities that are committed to building
healthy peoples, healthy cultures, and healthy lands.
For more information, please contact:
Aaron Simon, Communications Director
510-845-7382 x333 firstname.lastname@example.org
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