The holidays are truly a time for giving, not only to friends and family, but for people in need. We are truly blessed in this country to have so many luxuries. The World Vision Catalog is one way to choose gifts for individuals around the world (to include US children) that have real-life implications for families in need. Gifts, such as farm animals small business loans, and building supplies can mean the difference between survival and demise for many families in third world countries. Donations to US children will help purchase necessary supplies like diapers and shoes to children living in poverty.
The 35 pages of the catalog features gift options, inspiring stories and photos, The catalog offers more than 100 poverty-fighting gifts ranging from $16-$39,000 that can be purchased in the name of a family member, teacher, co-workers or child. There are many affordable options under $30. After purchasing a Gift Catalog item, the person in whose name the gift was given will received a special card describing the item as well as its impact. What a great way to give a gift to two people!
Charity donations is part of my annual holiday tradition, so I decided to use this catalog to involve my children in teaching the importance of helping others in need. We reviewed the catalog and decided to buy 5 ducks for just $30. World Vision is helping countries, like Bangladesh, switch to duck farming because floods are devastating to chickens. I used the online checkout and the process was simple. My children were really excited about the donation, which made me feel great! There is an option to send a card to someone if you made the donation in their name instead of your own. If you have a hard time deciding what to purchase, then you can instead give to the Maximum Impact Fund and receive a free gift (gifts vary depending on donation). Donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be sent to your home address.
Donate here: You can donate to World Vision through their website or order their catalog through their site so you can mail in your donation manually.
Win it here:One lucky winner is going to receive a handcrafted Thai bracelet. The bracelet is hand-beaded with wooden beads, made by women and teenage girls in a project to prevent sexual exploitation.
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