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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 11:49 am

Instead of shopping at the usual department store for holiday presents, Feed My Starving Children’s new line of gifts directly benefit kids around the world.

The line, called Gifts that Grow, is relatively new to the organization and features various hand-made items like jewelry, ceramics, home décor, and more.

“It’s gifts that have a little more impact,” said Janine Skinner, development advisor for the organization.

Feed My Starving Children, a worldwide nonprofit, provides packed meals for adults and especially malnourished children in more than 70 countries.

One of the gifts in the organization’s new line, is a hand-made, 12-ounce chilli mug for $50.

“Fifty dollars, for Feed My Starving Children, will pay for 216 meals,” Skinner said.

The next level of gifts, which are around $80, supports one child with meals for a year.

“These are really special items and this can give a significant donation,” she said.

Noticing that more people, including her own family, have been rethinking the way they give gifts during the holidays, Skinner said that as a collective first-world country, “we don’t need anything, we have what we need.”

“But we like to take advantage of giving people an opportunity to pick out something that’s meaningful,” she added.

Gifts that Grow are available for purchase in Tempe, at the Feed My Starving Children Marketplace, 7965 S. Priest Drive, Suite 106.

For more information about the gifts, visit fmscmarketplace.org.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-4903 or dmartinez@ahwatukee.com. Follow on Twitter: @_dianamartinez.

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