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Gifts that Give

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This holiday season, we’ll all spend a lot of time figuring out what gifts to give our loved ones when in the end, what we love the most is the time we spend together. Often time, the best gifts aren’t things we can find in a store, but the small actions we can take to make our homes, neighborhoods and even our world, a better place.

Through December 25, we invite you to join us in giving a gift that gives back – to your family, to your community, to our world. We're sharing our favorite #GiftsThatGive ideas with you below; we hope you'll create your own ideas, too, and share them with us.

From all of us at the Clinton Foundation, we wish you a holiday filled with joy and peace.

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    Gift of Words

    Help close the literacy gap by reading a book to your child.

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    Gift of Service

    Support your community by volunteering locally.

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    Gift of Health

    Cook a healthy family meal or plan a fun and active outing with your family.

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    Gift of Sustainability

    Buy locally from your neighborhood businesses, or aim to purchase fair-trade international products.

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    Gift of Inspiration

    Talk to a young person about your experience and inspire them to imagine their futures. Talk to a young woman about the ceilings she can break.

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    Gift of Optimism

    Share with your digital and real-world networks good news about the world.

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Gift Ideas from Our Community

Gift of Home

This holiday remember the shelter pets waiting to join your family. Give the gift of life, and adopt!
Tweeted by Ellen DeGeneres

Gift of Joy

Provide gifts and meals for families who otherwise wouldn't receive them.
Submitted by the Campbell family

Gift of Life

A blood donation can offer health and hope to a patient and their family.
Submitted by Marci Manley

Gift of Hope

Supporting organizations that donate a portion of their sales to help those in need.
Submitted by Priscilla Vega

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Gift of Words

We know that too many children today are entering school without the reading abilities of their peers, and that this gap is tough to close. Just by reading a favorite book with your child - or with your neighbor's child, or for kids at your community library - you can play a role in closing the word gap and give the gift of lifelong literacy. Learn more about this issue by visiting TooSmall.org

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Gift of Service

We believe that every person, no matter their talents or experience, can do something meaningful for others. Whether collecting clothes for a local drive, serving meals at a shelter, advising an after-school program, or cleaning up a local park - there's an abundance of ways to give back, often right in our own backyards. We started our own service program, called Day of Action, to give back to the communities where we live and work.

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Gift of Health

Childhood obesity and preventable diseases are on the rise in the United States, but the good news is this: small changes can go a big way towards improving health. Parents, teachers, businesses, and communities all can play a role in promoting health and wellness for others. Start today by giving the gift of health: a meal filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, a long walk with family and friends, or a stretching break at the office. The Clinton Health Matters Initiative can tell you more about these issues and ways to improve the health of your community.

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Gift of Sustainability

If you're giving material gifts this holiday, consider giving items that help build a more sustainable world. Buy a unique item from a local business – and know that those dollars will go right back into your community. Look for fair-trade products that increase incomes for communities on the other side of the world. In our work, we support small producers and artisans in developing countries – helping them increase output and connecting them to fair markets. Learn about some of the sustainable development work we do in Haiti and Latin America.

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Gift of Inspiration

Sometimes, the best thing you can do for someone else is to be an example. Our youngest generation needs leaders and role models who can help chart a path to a better future. And women and girls need to know that change is possible – and that there's no limit to what they can accomplish in their lives. No matter what your experience, be an inspiration for others and a force for good in the world. And learn how you can get involved in our own work to encourage full participation for women and girls.

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Gift of Optimism

With everything wrong in the world, it can be hard to remember what's going right. But there's evidence everywhere that progress is possible when people work together. More people today have access to lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatments than ever before. Seven of the world's ten fastest-growing economies are in sub-Saharan Africa. Just last week, we got good news that malaria deaths are on the decline. And that's just a few examples from our own work and the work of our partners. Join us today in sharing stories of hope and optimism, and be a voice – and a force – for good.

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