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ORGANIZATION: blood:water mission
PERFECT FOR: Gifts of shirts and water bottles; stocking stuffers of pins and stickers
COST: $.25 – $50
WHAT YOU GET: Lots of project-based items, like the “I Know Someone” merch line. Apparel, water bottles, stickers, pins, and other methods of showing support.
WHAT YOU GIVE: Empowerment of communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa.
BOASTS: blood:water mission has opened 3 HIV/AIDS clinics, tested 27,130 people for HIV, enrolled 250 people in HIV programming, and served 6,579 people. They’ve had 1,039 water projects and served 632,670 people with water in 11 countries.
LEGITIMACY: blood:water mission is a registered 501c3 organization and is certified by the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA). It is not a BBB accredited charity.
MORE DETAILS: The blood:water website states, “All orders received after 12/19 will ship after 12/28 due to our office being closed.” If ordering in time for Christmas, it’s a good idea to make sure you’ll get your purchase in time.