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Give Lifesaving Gifts this Holiday Season

by Megan Streng | Dec 05, 2013

(PORTLAND, OR Nov 3, 2009) Medical Teams International Releases 2009 Gifts of Hope Catalog

Looking for a holiday gift that will last long after the wrapping has been recycled? Medical Teams International has just released the Gifts of Hope catalog with 10 lifesaving presents to honor family and friends this holiday season.

Each gift ordered from the catalog will be matched, up to $200,000, giving dollar for dollar every time a gift is purchased. The catalog offers ways to help those in need around the world, and here in our backyard. The “Dental Visit in the U.S.” gift provides much-need dental care to people in the Pacific Northwest that could not otherwise afford dental services.

“Last year, I purchased the gift of Emergency Care. I like that my gift went to people being trained to help others in emergency situations. This is a gift that will go on and on because once people learn how to care for their communities; they will continue to teach their knowledge to others.” Said Debbie Fellman of Oregon.

Other giving options include bed nets to protect children from malaria, medicines to prevent HIV transmission from mothers to their children and clean water in Cambodia. Browse other gifts online at www.medicalteams.org/catalog. Print copies are also available by calling 1-800-959-HEAL (4325.)

Colorful cards for Gifts of Hope recipients can be requested online or in the print catalog. For more information about the catalog, call 1-800-959-HEAL (4325).

Since 1979, Medical Teams International has shipped more than 1.3 billion in antibiotics, surgical kits and lifesaving medicines to care for 35 million people in 100 countries around the world. More than 2000 volunteers meet the needs of people worldwide each year. Donations can be made by calling (503) 624.1000 or by logging on to www.medicalteams.org.