Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Father's Day to Remember

By Corbyn Small
As we approach Father's Day this Sunday the 21st, the age old question comes back to everyone's minds. Why is Dad always so hard to shop for? In my case, I think it is because my dad has been the dad that liked classic cars, watches and collecting vintage road signs. Items which generally have exceeded my budget or things that he has more than plenty of as it is (our household has reached max capacity of Route 66 memorabilia.)
The question still remains, what do you get for the man who has everything he needs? This year's hot items are likely to be more golf club covers, bbq sets, wallets and electric tie racks to give dad the ability to scan his plethora of neckties with the push of a button.
Why not give him a different kind of gift this year? Why not give him a gift that will mean more to him than a new watch or fancy alarm clock ever could? What if you gave someone else a gift in his name? Do you think your father would appreciate and be proud of his son or daughter for making the decision to give a gift to someone else in need while wishing him a "Happy Father's Day" at the same time?
Plant With Purpose works with rural agricultural farmers in some of the poorest and most remote places that don't have access to savings and credit from banks. Through Plant With Purpose, men and women are able to get small loans to start new businesses or grow their current one. What this means for the poorest people is the ability to increase their income and provide better for their families.
So this year as I sat thinking about what to do for my dad (well, Pop, as I have always called him), I thought instead of putting $30 bucks toward a new nose hair trimmer and grooming kit, I am going to donate $30 to empowering the poor and helping them to build a better future for their families. Here is where what you can do. Make a donation and then email me at Corbyn@PlantWithPurpose.org. I will send you a high resolution pdf that you can print off, fold up, jot a note on, and pass along to your dad to say thanks and Happy Father's Day. If you want to make a larger donation of $100 or more, you can click here and donate, otherwise click here to give another amount and I will make sure once you email me that your donation goes toward micro credit loans from the general donation page.
Check out the Father's Day card that will let your dad know how much you care about him and about helping others. For the man who has it all, give a humble little thank you card and a gift that will make a difference in the life of someone who needs it.

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