Thursday, November 15, 2012

Give The Gift That Gives + A GIVEAWAY

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
World Vision aids in meeting the immediate basic needs of nutrition, education, shelter, and clothing as well as water.  Every day more than 4,000 children die of water-and sanitation-related diseases. Giving to the CleanWater Fund will help bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to communities — helping cut child deaths by more than half!

World Vision even deals with human trafficking. An estimated 2 million children are enslaved and abused in the global commercial sex trade — most of them girls. Many children are sold into prostitution to pay off family debts or forcibly recruited from the street to work in brothels.

Whether it’s for the tax deduction or the warm fuzzy feeling giving to others generates, most Americans plan to make a charitable donation over the holiday season. In fact, nearly 60 percent of Americans say they’ll donate between Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to a survey reported in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

With so many worthy causes, it is difficult to know where the gift can best be used.  Gifts to the World Vision Gift Catalog Maximum Impact Fund are used where resources are most desperately needed, to help children and families in struggling communities around the world. With a financial contribution, the gift giver can select one of 36 Maximum Impact items that can be given to a loved one and at the same time help a person in need.

I love this idea and after talking to one of Handsome's teachers last week, she is going to do this with four family members on her list this year after asking me about my beautiful necklace which is one of the items you can give along with your contribution.  

Artisan Beaded Necklace This glass-bead necklace is handmade in Thailand and can be worn several different ways — even as a multi-strand bracelet.

Eco Cold Cup: This popular 16 oz. BPA-free tumbler comes in handy when on the run. Every sip is a reminder of those who’ve been helped.

Veggie Tales "Incredible Vegetables" DVD: Heroic adventures and veggie fun for the family movie night! This newest Veggie Tale DVD is an action adventure that teaches kids how to conquer fear through a faith-based message.

A Set of Plush Toys Gertie, Chuma and Pallu are available exclusively through World Vision and represent  farm animals that are donated to children and families around the world and provide a steady supply of nutritious food and the surplus can be sold for extra income.

In response to the destruction left by hurricane Sandy, World Vision distributed begin  relief items via local partners in Queens and the Bronx boroughs of New York City, and Yonkers
What a wonderful company and a wonderful way to help others and teach a valuable lesson to our children and honor our gift recipient. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclaimer: I received a necklace to talk about World Vision. 


  1. a goat or some chickens debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  2. I would give Share of a Deep Well.

  3. I like the cheetah tail jewelry set.

  4. Debbie Kennedy10:42 AM

    I would give a gift of clothing or medicine
    cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

  5. I like the Kenyan Patchwork Tote!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  6. Anonymous9:18 AM

    I would give either 4 chickens or a fishing kit
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com


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