U.S. consumers plan to spend $689 dollars each on holiday-related shopping. Imagine if they spent even just a small fraction of that money helping others. Mercy Corps has a program where you can buy gifts that lend support to those in the world’s poorest places. Here is some idea of the bonanza of commercialism that is the holiday season, and some of the impact you could have by taking action through the purchase of an alternative gift that changes lives.

Buy these Mercy Corps gifts, and more, here.

A collaboration between GOOD and Kiki Karpus, in collaboration with Mercy Corps