- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 10, 2009

Double generosity

Following a charitable-giving trend for the holidays, particularly for that special someone who has everything or is socially conscious, the Save Darfur Coalition is offering a host of “globally conscious” items for sale, including T-shirts, totes, books and its signature Sudanese-scented candles, as “gifts of hope” this year.

“Your gifts won’t just bring joy, they’ll raise awareness about the forgotten people of Darfur,” the D.C.-based nonprofit’s notice reads.

Proceeds from the holiday gifts, which can be purchased online, go to defray costs of the humanitarian group’s ongoing mission to stop genocide in Darfur.

The organization says: “Your support helps us continue high-level talks with U.S. and foreign government officials to ensure that peace in Sudan is a priority. Your help allows us to press Congress to secure adequate humanitarian funding for overcrowded displacement camps. And your support makes our participation in campaigns like the recent international ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence’ possible.”

According to its Web site, www.SaveDarfur.org, “the Save Darfur Coalition is an alliance of over 180 faith-based, advocacy and human rights organizations whose mission is to raise public awareness about the ongoing genocide in Darfur and to mobilize a unified response to the atrocities that threaten the lives of more than two million people in the Darfur region.”