It’s almost June, which means Father’s Day is right around the corner.  I never know what to get my dad; he tells me he doesn’t want anything or that he has everything. I know one thing he doesn’t have, a goat. I decided I would get the man with everything a goat. Not only will he think it’s hilarious but he’ll be helping others in need. I think that’s a great compromise, don’t you?

How am I going to get him a goat and help others at the same time? Through The World Vision Gift Catalog. The World Vision Gift Catalog offers more than 100 poverty-fighting gifts ranging in price from $16 to $39,000 that can be purchased in the name of a father, child, friend, or loved one.

Below are a few gift ideas given by The World Vision Catalog that might match Dad’s interests:

-For the gardener – Hybrid or drought-resistant seeds for a farmer – $17

-For the sports enthusiast – 4 Soccer balls for a school – $32

-For the music buff – Art and music instruction –  $40

-For the first time father – Needed supplies for a new mother to care for her baby – $77

-For the book lover – Stock a school in America with essential learning tools and supplies – $100

-For the gourmand – Goat and two chickens to provide milk and eggs – $100

There are a plethora of other options as well. You can help sexually exploited girls, provide a child with medical care, buy clothes for a family and more.

The World Vision Gift Catalog was first introduced in 1996 and its popularity as a gift-giving alternative has grown tremendously. More than 100,000 purchases were made last year; goats being the most popular item in 2009. Over 50,000 goats were given to families in need. Your Dad and/or special man in your life with receive a card describing the gift and the impact it will have in the life of a person in need.

Give a gift to your dad that will make him and a person in need smile. Good luck finding the perfect gift that your dad doesn’t already have. I bet he does not have a goat!

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