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updated 12/05/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/05/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON FOR THE PERSON WHO WANTS TO SAVE THE WORLD (and who doesn't?)

WORLD VISION GIFT CATALOG World Vision, the religious charity that aids children living in poverty across the globe, offers an opportunity to give practical items in honor of friends or family. Seventy-five dollars buys a dairy goat for a family in Haiti; $25 can immunize a child against six lethal diseases, www.worldvisiongifts.org

THANKS AND GIVING CAMPAIGN, ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL Organized by Mario Thomas, whose father, the late Danny Thomas, raised millions for the Memphis charity that treats seriously ill children and funds research into catastrophic childhood diseases, the holiday fund-raising program is detailed online. A contribution of $100 covers a chest X-ray; $1,000 pays for a day of chemotherapy. Donors also can purchase warmhearted gifts like this sparkly star from an online catalog. www.stjude.org

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