A gift can be a small thing, but its effect can be huge. Suppose a gift could change lives, transform communities, and even impact generations.
The holiday season is the biggest time of the year for giving, for spreading joy, and for uniting people, but amidst the eggnog, and all those new ties and shoes, there’s room for something more—something in the true spirit of the season. For this very reason, this Christmas, Seeds of Hope is inviting you to be part of the solution to an epidemic in Africa that takes more lives each day than all violence combined, including war. If you’re reading this, odds are good that you have plenty to be joyful about in your life—and that joy is a wonderful thing to spread around.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Choose one or more gifts from the list below.
Step 2: Click the Donate button on the right or go to the SoHIP Giving page
Step 3: Indicate the friend(s) and/or family member(s) with whom you’d like to
share the gift. We’ll send them a card on your behalf to inform them of
the meaningful endowment you’ve given on theirs.
Step 4: We’ll send you a tax receipt for your gift.
The end of the year is a time for giving. Take this opportunity to give life.
BioSand Filter Household Water Filtration Device
BioSand Filters remove up to 98% of water pathogens, and last a lifetime, making them the most effective option for in-home filtration systems. Affectionately known as “God’s Design in a Box,” this technology is revolutionizing home environments in target communities by providing clean, good-tasting water for drinking, cooking, and washing. A BioSand Filter can help eliminate diseases like cholera, diarrhea, and typhoid fever from a family forever. Many community members attribute their BSF to saving the lives of their children and ending disease in their home. $85 per BioSand Filter
Bicycle for a Community Health Promoter
Community Health Promoters (CHPs) are SHIP’s most effective catalysts for change in Zambian communities. With this gift, you will be equipping a strategically chosen, trained and empowered person with the ability to reach more people, and build healthy environments more quickly. This is a simple, yet effective way to extend the reach of their life-saving knowledge, support, and interventions. $50 per CHP bicycle
Funding for Areas of Greatest Need
If you have trouble deciding which of the above gifts would be best, or you don’t feel that any of them are quite perfect, you can leave it to SHIP to decide. Funding here may go to the purchase of construction supplies, overall operating expenses, or to the upkeep of drill rigs, or any of SHIP’s other programs.
Agriculture/Sewing Student Sponsorship
Sponsoring a student in vocational courses in agriculture or sewing will help give them the skills they need to start a business, earn income, and step out of poverty. Seeds of Hope will introduce your student to a unique, hands-on approach to acquiring new skills, write a letter of recommendation post-graduation, and guide the student into a secure job. Florence, Seeds of Hope’s first sewing program graduate shares how SHIP’s vocational training changed her life:
“Before Seeds of Hope, I couldn’t pay my children’s school fees, and I could only give my family one meal a day—but now that I’ve been trained, I can pay my bills, and we always have at least two, usually three meals a day!”
You can help change a family’s history by sponsoring students like Florence! $100 per student
All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. SHIP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Federal Tax ID # 26-3460983.