In 2001, the Gallup poll revealed that the average American planned to spend about $794 on gifts for family and friends during the holiday season. Here's a look at some charitable contributions you can make for the same amount of money.
|What Your $794 Can Do for the Greater Good|
39,700 cups of food
|Each click at the Hunger Site is worth $0.005, which buys 1/4 cup of food for hungry people around the world. $794 equals 158,800 clicks at the site.|
2.5 needy children
|Through World Vision's child-sponsorship program, $794 is enough to sponsor more than two children for a full year.|
|79.4 floor joists||$794 in donations will buy items to help Habitat for Humanity build houses for the homeless.|
||Buy animals--from bees to rabbits to goats--for hungry families to feed themselves and become self-reliant through the Heifer Project.|
|31.8 fishing kits||For families in Somalia to support themselves by river fishing, through World Concern.|
|1 artificial limb||Artificial limbs for land-mine victims can cost up to $1,000, through the Landmine Survivors Network.|
|26 dress-up costumes||Donate these and other items to Discovery Arts, which helps children in hospitals enjoy drama, music, and art.|
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