The World Vision Christmas Giveaway - Give the Gift That Gives To Others

This is the second year I am featuring World Vision on my Holiday Gift Guide. This is a company I completely support and have talked about them all year in fact the holiday gift guide that was sent to me was in the teachers lounge at the school for a month and it is dog eared and has post it's all over it when I was there this week. Teachers love the idea and are giving each other the gift of giving.

Every year I try to teach my children to be grateful for what they have and appreciate everything because there are many people in the world who don't have shelter, schools, medicine when they are ill or even a warm bed of their own. It is hard to explain to children but at 47 I still remember my parents who also struggled making sure to always teach us that we as people HAVE to take care of others and I love passing this down to my own children.

World Vision has some suggestions for you and your family to remember the true moving of the winter holidays.

  • Organize a family giving night and have kids select charitable gifts from an organization such as the World Vision Gift Catalog. Talk with your children about how giving back changes lives of children and families living in poverty and that their efforts truly make a difference.
  • Host a house party for friends and family and ask your guests to contribute to a share of a group gift such as a farm animal, winter clothing or school supplies to families in need, or even a water well. Make the selection of the item, how to raise funds for that gift, and the collection of the money a collaborative, group effort.
  • After Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping, consider celebrating Giving Tuesday (12/3) and make meaningful, life-changing gift purchases such as medicine, mosquito nets or a fish pond.
  • Be active in your giving -- volunteer at your local homeless shelter or senior living center; cook a meal or bake cookies for an elderly family member or neighbor.
I truly believe World Vision's mission and their Holiday Gift Catalog is truly a great gift idea and will always feature it. 
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What is World Vision?

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children, families, and communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. They help transform the lives of the world’s poorest children and families in nearly 100 countries, including the United States, through interventions such as nutrition and safe drinking water programs, poverty relief and community development programs, disaster assistance, and more.
 
World Vision sent me a stunning Colors of Africa Bracelet and Earring Set which I am in love with! 
This was handcrafted by artisans in Nairobi. Zakale crafts are made from recycled materials by Kenyan artisans, who received a loan from World Vision to grow their business and lift themselves out of poverty No piece is exactly alike! My daughter and I love the colors involved and have each worn it a few times.

Please check out World Vision on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their current endeavors and promotions!  
World Vision is gifting one of my lucky readers a chance to own Colors of Africa Bracelet and Earring Set!

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34 comments:

Debbie Jackson said...

I would give 5 ducks

momo said...

momo8:07 PM
I checked out their catalog and will be ordering from it.

jbmthill said...

I learned that 4.2 million children are benefiting from sponsorship

Jackie said...

I learned that they help transform the lives of the world’s poorest children and families in nearly 100 countries, including the United States.
Thank you!

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I found out the World Vision’s Teacher Resource Center (TRC) program operating within the U.S provides school supplies, clothing, and backpacks to children living with 70 percent or higher poverty rates

callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

jbmthill said...

I would like to give a goat and chicks for fresh milk, eggs, yogurt, cheese, etc.
like2sweep@gmail.com
Beth H

Ken Ohl said...

I learned the worlds children are being helped from there generosity. thankyou, ken

carschick2000 said...

I learned that world vision has over 44,000 staff members worldwide, we bring sponsors and donors alongside children and communities in nearly 100 countries.

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I learned they have 87 major disaster and emergency responses & they provide more clean water to the developing world than any other non-governmental organization.

callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

bison61 said...

I read that In the Eastern European country of Georgia, World Vision raises awareness and understanding of the issues affecting children living and working on the streets. World Vision helps those children return to their families and society by providing access to formal and informal education opportunities. By the end of the two-year project, the number of families sending their children to work on the streets decreased by 20 percent.

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Michelle Li said...

Volunteering for World Vision

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I learned that 150 schools and classrooms were built or improved in 14 countries thanks to the contributions of World Vision donors in the United States.

callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I learned that 264,035 teachers & students in low-income neighborhoods benefited from new school supplies in the United States.

callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

jbmthill said...

I learned that for $35 you can donate to the area most needed in Africa to provide life-saving care to children and families.
like2sweep@gmail.com
Beth H

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I learned World Vision began in the 1950's to provide food and shelter to children in orphanages through child sponsorship

callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nancy said...

I learned that they are responding to Typhoon Haiyan.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

Very sadly I learned under the Health section that nearly 19,000 children under age 5 will die of mostly preventable causes like diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia :(

jbmthill said...

I learned from their website, that 22 percent of American children live in poverty, they also work here in under-served communities where poverty is high and opportunities are limited.

francis485 said...

i would give the gift of clean water, so sad how having water can cut the death rate in half

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I learned that 90 percent of natural disaster-related deaths occur in developing countries. So sad.

jbmthill said...

I learned that move than 115 million children worldwide are subjected to child labor! World vision works to prevent that.

Nancy said...

I like the Goat and 2 Chickens gift for $100.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

jbmthill said...

You can sponsor a child and select by gender, location and age.
for about a $1 a day for water, food, healthcare and education

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I learned with the support of World Vision donors worldwide there were 5,340 new or rehabilitated wells and water points in 12 countries.

callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I learned that in 2012 3,300 teachers in 17 countries around the world received training to improve their quality of education

callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

I like that they have a button on their site to donate now to the Typhoon victims

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I learned that 10,592 child laborers were enrolled in education like primary school in 2012

callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

moushka said...

My sister use to work for them, so I know first hand what an awesome company they are! I like that you can choose to gift water!

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I learned that 87 major disasters and humanitarian emergencies responded to globally thanks to donors from around the world.

callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Renee said...

I would buy from the gift catalog.

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I learned that 40% of people in Cambodia live below the international poverty line of $1.25 per day

callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Danielle jones said...

I learned that they are helping typhoon victims. It's also very easy to support them

Melinda said...

I learned that they work in nearly 100 countries.

michedt said...

I would give to the Share of a Deep Well. Clean water is so fundamentally important.
Michelle Tucker

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