DAILY NEWS Dec 20, 2012 4:29 PM - 0 comments

Ho, engineers who are just hitting the malls

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For engineers who are last-minute shoppers, here's a meaningful alternative.  Consider giving a charitable gift from World Vision. Charitable gift-giving is growing in popularity with Canadians. Research shows that shows 77 percent of Canadians would prefer to receive a gift that helps others instead of a traditional holiday gift such as clothing or electronics.  

Here are some options:

  • Drill a well and deliver a source of health and life to 500 children and their families. One of these deep wells can pump up to 11,000 litres of water per day for drinking, bathing and cooking. Each gift provides things like equipment, well parts, training and an engineer! A great group gift.
  • Irrigation systems improve water use efficiency and help communities during periods of drought. This gift provides farmers with needed supplies such as foot or hand pump, pipes, sprinklers, emitters, rainwater harvesting tanks, lining materials for canals, and more. It will also provide training and assistance in the proper design, construction and maintenance of systems for sustainable irrigation management.
  • Bring a family safety, comfort and warmth with a traditional tent-home called a Ger.  This gift will protect a family from the cold in Mongolia, where temperatures dip to -40 degrees.
  • Giving solar power provides a source of power to homes, schools and clinics in poor communities. The gift of solar equipment will bring light, heat and more.
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