Give the gift of mercy

Purchase kits to aid the impoverished this holiday


When shopping for gifts this holiday, consider giving the gift of much-needed aid to impoverished little ones through MercyCorps. Nearly 10 million children younger than 5 die every year. Most of these deaths are avoidable—the result of preventable diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria.

So if you’re fortunate enough to be able to help, think about gifting a Mercy Kit. There are a variety of kits for purchase: a children’s health kit provides immunization, nutrition and health-education programs; a children’s food kit helps children eat more nutritiously. There are also kits to help adults, such as the women’s small-business kit.

Purchase a kit in honor of friends and loved ones by sending them a personalized card or e-mail sharing your commitment to the cause. For more info on how to give, visit