Shopping for Father's Day isn't easy, especially when it seems like dad has just about everything. What about honoring your dad with a scholarship to a hardworking, promising materially poor young man who wants to learn to become a carpenter and provide for his family?
No one can forget Super Typhoon Haiyan and its evastating impact on the Philippines. The young men you see in this picture were some of those God used more than any to make a difference. Just months before the typhoon, these young men were idle - many of them caught up in alcohol, drugs, and women. Then they heard about a vocational training program offered by The Center for Community Transformation (CCT), PEER Servants' Filipino partner. In 12 months, they took four 3-month residential courses in carpentry, electric wiring, plumbing, and masonry. They not only graduated, but they studied further and became government-certified to teach others in these four courses. Shortly after the Typhoon, it was these young men who were sent to Tacloban to train the local men there how to rebuild their homes. In so doing, they were not only rebuilding homes, but they were teaching the men in Tacloban a skill they could use for years to come to provide for their families.
There's even more to the story. While these young men took their courses, they were also being discipled in what it means to become a follower of Jesus. They graduated not only with technical expertise, but with a passion for extending God's kingdom and becoming good husbands and fathers.
The total cost for a 3-month carpentry, electric wiring, plumbing, or masonry course at CCT is $500 - covering all tuition, room, board, and discipling expenses, While that is an amazingly low price, no worries if it's more than you were thinking of spending on dad's gift - scholarships in $25, $50, $100, $250, and $500 amounts are available. Click here to choose a life-transforming gift honoring your dad. After you check out, we'll send you an email that allows you to customize a card we'll send to your dad with your personal message.
Thanks for making this Father's Day very special!
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10. Are you looking for a gift that would honor your mother for the very special person she is while helping a materially poor mom grow her business in another part of the world to provide for her family? We've made it very easy for you...
- Browse through our 12+ gift options and choose one that would be special to your mother. (We've given some suggestions below.)
- After you checkout, we'll send you an email that allows you to customize a card we'll send to your mother at no extra charge.
- We'll even send you a tax receipt for your gift purchase!
It's that easy and will honor your mother for the very special person she is in a way few other gifts can.
Here are some suggestions for gifts that are focused on women...
Moldova - Supporting Women Business Owners: Moldova is the leading source country in Europe for human trafficking. PEER Servants partners with Invest Credit to enable Moldovan women to become micro-business owners. The profits from their businesses allow them to create stable families, educate their children, and protect their children from the lure of being trafficked. Your gift will enable a woman to provide for and protect her family.
India - Supporting Business Growth Among Women: Imagine being able to change the future of a materially poor family with $50. PEER Servants partners with Christian Service Society (CSS) on the outskirts of Kolkata, India to make initial loans of $50 to aspiring entrepreneurs, 99% of whom are Muslim or Hindu and 90%+ of whom are women. Your gift will put a family on the path to experiencing a new life.
Sri Lanka - Supporting Women-Led Family Business Owners: A long civil war left many families in Sri Lanka led by women as the primary breadwinner with their husbands dead, disabled, or in exile. PEER Servants partners with Holistic Empowerment through Enterprise Development (HEED) to help women, representing over 75% of HEED's clients, start or grow a micro-business that can support their family.
With all of these gift options, you have the choice of making a full micro-loan or a partial micro-loan as small as $25 (India) or $50 (Moldova or Sri Lanka). In all cases, 100% of your gift will go to make loans to women business owners.
Thank you for honoring your mother in this way while transforming the life of another hardworking mother and her family!
Perhaps you came to PEER Servants Online Gift Catalog looking to give someone else a gift, but how about you?! Do you have a special event coming up - birthday, promotion, anniversary, or the like? Why not direct prospective gift-givers towards a gift you'd really like?
We've made it real easy. Just choose at least one of the gifts included in this catalog and include the URL(s) in your email to folks letting them know what you'd really like. They click on the URL and will be brought directly to your desired gift(s). If they choose, they can direct us to send you a card celebrating your event and letting you know about their gift. (They will get an email after their purchase with a link to give us the information we need to send the card.)
Thanks for taking advantage of every opportunity to extend a bit more of heaven to the materially poor.