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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Four Star Holiday Tribute Programs

Mission: The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world.

The GiftThe Houston Zoo let’s donor give the gift of animal adoption. Depending on your donation level, your recipient can receive zoo tickets, an animal plush, an adoption certificate, and more.

Mission: The Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV) is a nonprofit organization whose core mission is to provide a safe, secure home for surviving spouses of retired enlisted U.S. Airmen.

The Gift: Through the Brick Paver Form, you can purchase a brick to add to the Garden of Hope. Depending on the size brick you choose, you can enter three to five lines of text. Air Force Enlisted Village will send an acknowledgment letter to your honoree.

Mission: Kiva's mission is to connect people though lending to alleviate poverty.

 The GiftKiva gives donor the option of purchasing gift cards. This allows the recipient allocate the gift to an individual of their choice. When the individual repays the loan, your gift recipient can reuse these funds as many times as they’d like.

Mission: ACF International works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.

The GiftAction Against Hunger sends an e-card to the individual your donation is dedicated to.

Mission: The IRC’s mission is to respond to the world’s worst crises and help people to survive and rebuild their lives.

The Gift: International Rescue Committee will send a card via email or mail to the individual you dedicate your donation to.

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