Wednesday, November 30, 2011

World Vision Gift Catalog Giveaway

World Vision Catalog Christmas is just around the corner and as we all know, this is a time of giving. When we look outside of ourselves and  think of others.  World Vision is a perfect organization to give to during the holiday season and beyond.

World Vision’s Gift Catalog “offers items that change lives around the world.”
The catalog offers more than 250 gifts online and in the print version ranging in price from $16 to $39,000. These gifts can be purchased in the name of a family member, teacher, co-worker or child, including many affordable items under $50. Gifts available include, but are not limited to:

Sheep
· Goats ($75): One of the most popular gift items because its milk provides protein for children and the surplus can be sold. More than 20,000 goats were purchased last year.

· Feed a family in the US for a day ($16): Here in the United States, 1 in 5 children lives in poverty. Gift givers can help restore hope to families that have been struck by disaster, homelessness or job loss.

· A child’s education ($32): Supplying school fees, textbooks, paper and pencils will help a child reach their full potential.

· Beehive ($150): Beekeeping is a sustainable, year-round way to generate income and is a great source of nutritious, medicinal honey and beeswax.

· Traditional water well ($13,700): A well can provide more than 2,800 gallons of fresh water every day – enough for up to 300 people – for years to come.

The best part about these gifts is that they are self-sustainable. For example, goats given to communities in Africa are purchased in Africa. This allows transformational community development within the most poverty-stricken villages. The gifts can also sometimes double or even triple, as shown in the box below on the right (The World Vision Difference).

World Vision has also designed a way for donors to see these self-sustainable gifts in action in real time through “The True Spirit of Christmas Tour.” For the third consecutive year, World Vision staff will be traveling across the world this December to see the impact that goats, sheep and other gifts have on families and children. Donors can follow “The True Spirit of Christmas” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/truespiritofchristmas.


I absolutely love Word Vision. They are at all the Women of Faith conferences to allow us to bless children around the world by choosing one to support.Artisan Necklace
I received a beautiful Artisan Multi-colored Necklace as an example of the creations that are made. This necklace helps fight human trafficking. “Every 48” strand is a one-of-a-kind creation that can be worn long or short, as a bracelet or even a belt.”

The first night I wore it, to our church’s Thanksgiving Pie Social, I was asked about my necklace! What a great way to initiate a conversation!

I love the hearts at the bottom when I wear it as a necklace, because I’m always playing with them and it reminds me why I’m wearing the necklace.

What’s also nice about this necklace, is that if you donate $100 to the Maximum Impact Fund you will get this necklace for free! There are other price levels and items you can choose as well.

Now you have the opportunity to win this very same necklace.

*I received the necklace for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own and never influenced by the company/organization



19 comments:

Crystal said...

I think it's great that there are gifts to give that most everyone can afford. I like the Job Training for Girls and Woman.

tweetyscute said...

I would give a deep well.

Terra H. said...

I'd give PUR Packets & Clean Water. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amy @ As The Bunny Hops said...

Only $32 to educate a child? Amazing!

Courtney Joyner said...

My parents support a child through World Vision. I LOVE the idea and would like to get a child for us to support as well. But since we don't have a sponsor child yet, I have looked through the catalog. I think that I would send a goat or some chickens. I also liked the idea of 2 rabbits... They can reproduce so quickly that the child can sell the bunnies for some income for them and their family. It's a really neat idea!
joyner.courtney @ gmail.com

Kristen said...

I'd give seeds.

Bonnye said...

wow- easy to give! I would give Hope for Sexually Exploited Girls .

ossmcalc said...

I would give to a Share of a Deep Well.

Thank you,

Christine Womack
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Trista said...

I would give some animals

amanda said...

i will give food.
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

Hope for sexually exploited girls
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Jessica Snook said...

I would donate to the education for girls.

Kristin M said...

I would give the medicine

remrocks87 at aol dot com

vzavala8 said...

i would send medicine

Angel said...

I woudl feed a US family for a day

maria g said...

I love this idea! It's simply beautiful and I plan on looking into it when I have a bit more money on hand.

I'd choose the Job Training for Girls and Women for 25 dollars.

hookedonafeline999 at yahoo dot com

pmj said...

A goat would be good to give-you can do a lot with a goat.

pjames330 at aol dot com

Yummy Boy Mummy said...

I would give 2 chickens.

Kathy said...

I would give animals.

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