Are you looking for something different this Christmas? A different gift to give? A way to make a difference in someone’s life?
Check out World Vision. They provide assistance to people in nearly 100 countries. The World Vision Gift Catalog is one of many programs designed to help eradicate poverty and provide hope around the world. The Gift Catalog started during the Christmas season in 1996.
In fiscal year 2017, more than 144,000 people donated more than 301,000 items from the Gift Catalog that helped people around the world raising over $28 million. World Vision works to keep their overhead rates low. In 2016, 85 percent of World Vision’s total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families and communities in need.
There are more than 100 meaningful gifts ranging in price from $16 to $50,000 in the catalog. There are more than 30 gifts in the catalog that are $40 or less, including items like chickens, job training or
school supplies. There are also more than 250 items on the World Vision Gifts website.
Give a donation to make a difference in someone’s life, and get a gift to give. Or keep for your self as a reminder of the gift you gave.
World Vision Gift Catalog Review & Giveaway
When a donation is made to World Vision’s “Where Most Needed” fund, donors can choose from different items (like those below) to receive as a meaningful memento of their gift. (Prices in the Gift Catalog are subject to change.) The donation is a one-time gift that will go towards needs that might otherwise go unmet.
The Heaton Hope Bracelet ($100 donation) – This year, everyone’s favorite TV mom, Patricia Heaton, has partnered with World Vision to design the Patricia Heaton Hope Bracelet. The name was purposely chosen to encourage people to feel hopeful about our world and to give hope, through generosity, to those in need.
This is an absolutely gorgeous bracelet! It is very comfortable wear, too.
Wraparound Ring ($55 donation) – A vibrant, adjustable ring with aqua and blue chalcedony stones set in metal, made by female artisans in India.
I have small hands, so this ring covers the whole section of my ring finger. I love the many facets on these stones. A picture definitely doesn’t do this ring justice. It’s so pretty.
Charm Necklace ($100 donation) – Made by a gold and silver plating specialist in India, the unique and elegant charms make this necklace a subtle statement piece.
This necklace is beautiful. It will go well with many different styles of clothing. I love it.
African Soapstone Box ($85 donation) – Talented artisans bring raw stone to life with etched designs and hand dyed finishes that showcase modern African creativity and provide a sustainable way out of poverty.
This box arrived well wrapped in paper. I just kept thinking what is this? while I was unwrapping it because it’s heavy. It is much more beautiful than I expected. A very unique gift.
Infinity Scarf ($75 donation) – This fashion-forward accessory is made by artisans in India who are trained in the loom industry to attain skills and a sustainable livelihood.
This scarf is so soft. It’s made of thin, flowing material that looks great without being too hot or bulky.
Vietnamese Tote ($100 donation) – Disabled Vietnamese women gain independence by creating these beautiful hand-embroidered purses.
This tote is amazing. It’s a nice, large size with a zippered pocket inside. Check out all the hand embroidery!
To request a copy of the catalog, or to place an order, go online to the World Vision Gift Catalog website. If you donate as a gift, you can choose to have a card sent in honor of a loved one. Cards can also be printed or emailed from the website at any time to let an honoree know that something special has been done for them this Christmas.
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