Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving
Physicians for Peace offers a Unique Solution for Holiday Gifts
November 19, 2012 - Norfolk, VA – Do you ever wish you could make a difference, but you don’t know how? For many of us, trying to figure out how we can give back during the holiday season can be a daunting task. Not to mention trying to fit it into the holiday shopping hustle and bustle. Why not do both at the same time and save yourself some stress by purchasing a gift from the Hope & Health Giving Catalog.
The 2012 Hope & Health Giving Catalog was created by Physicians for Peace to provide meaningful gifts that can transform lives. For instance, did you know that someone suffers from a burn injury in a developing country every 5 seconds and of these victims, 40% are under age 15? Twenty-five dollars a month will provide burn clinics with compression garments to heal five severely burned children. “I give in honor of friends and family at the holidays rather than send token presents,” said Maureen Steinbruner. “My son served a tour as an Army doctor in Iraq. I was moved by his concern for the civilians and the lack of local capacity, so the Physicians for Peace approach of building capacity and empowering in-country healthcare professionals appealed to me when I heard about it.”
Physicians for Peace works to reduce inequalities in health care for underserved populations by training healthcare professionals through integrated hands-on and theoretical training, collaborating with like- minded organizations to increase efficiency and providing resources that are scarce in the developing world. With your help, we can empower medical professionals to transform and heal their own communities. You can also choose to give in honor of your friends and family. Just be sure to include their name, a brief note, and address and Physicians for Peace will send them a holiday card to acknowledge your gift on their behalf.
ABOUT PHYSICIANS FOR PEACE
Physicians for Peace transforms lives by training, supporting and empowering healthcare professionals working with the world’s underserved populations. Since 1989, volunteers have conducted medical missions in more than 60 countries. Find us online at www.physiciansforpeace.org and www.facebook.com/physiciansforpeace. Follow us on Twitter, Physician4Peace.