First of all, Merry Christmas everybody from Buenos Aires! For this special day, some of us have decided to choose a charity in case you want to give an extra gift and spread some love these holidays.
From the southern part of the world we chose Help Argentina, a nonprofit organization that acts as a bridge connecting donors and volunteers from all over the world to organizations in the Argentine social sector. For these holidays they have put up a set of alternatives for people to help for just ten US dollars. In the image above you can see some of them: buying one shovel for the development of gardens and farms in rural areas of Patagonia, protecting 3.9 square miles of native forests in Neuquen province, or buying 20 afternoon snacks for students in Cordoba province. Go to the extended to find out more alternatives.
Click on the tag 'christmas charities' to see other writers' choices.By paying just ten US dollars via the Help Argentina website, you can:
-Donate one month of a scholarship for a student in a rural school, to allow them to finish their secondary school studies;
-Buy one veterinary first aid kit for farmers from the Argentine "gran chaco" with sufficient materials to attend five goats;
-Secure access for one child with cancer to the Pain Relief Program, designed to reduce pain produced by shots, identified by the children as "the worst part of the treatment.";
-Buy 90 bricks for a poor family in Buenos Aires province to build or improve their homes;
-Pay a professor one hour to train 40 teachers in rural schools for them to know how to promote reading among children;
-Donate one camera for a student in the workshop 'ph15', which helps teenagers who live in poor or dangerous neighborhoods overcome exclusion via photographic expression;
-Give access to recovery for a child with a cleft palate;
-Buy 20 afternoon snacks for students in La Cumbre, Cordoba province;
-Donate one shovel for the development of gardens and farms in rural areas of Patagonia,
-Get five bags with urgent needs for patients with AIDS who are visited by volunteers in various hospitals;
-Buy two books for the reading space of an Argentine school;
-Protect 3.9 square miles of native forests in Junin de los Andes, Neuquen province; or
-Buy art materials for three young artists on scholarships in the ProyectArte school.
Remember, you can choose to help in any of these points for just ten US dollars via the Help Argentina website.
If you're an expat living in the country or planning to travel here, this organization also offers alternatives to volunteer in Argentina, and if you are not ready to volunteer, you can also choose to help in other ways. ::Help Argentina