Shine Bright with World Vision
Do you visit the local craft and vendor fairs especially popular at this time of the year? I love to go and shop for presents, even just for myself, and I love the idea that not only is someone getting a unique and usually hand-made gift but I’m also helping to support a small business owner in my own community. But what if we thought larger than that? Like…globally. That’s the idea behind this holiday season: Shine Bright with World Vision.
About the World Vision Gift Catalog
Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has given people the opportunity to better the lives of children, adults and communities in the U.S. and around the world through hundreds of gifts in all different areas of need: clean water, food, education, sexual exploitation, job training and others. In fiscal year 2016, more than 112,000 people donated more than 274,000 items from the Gift Catalog that helped people around the world raising nearly $28 million. To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, visit www.worldvisiongifts.org or call toll-free at 1-855-WV-GIFTS.
About World Vision:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization conducting relief, development, and advocacy activities in its work with children, families, and their communities in nearly 100 countries to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
It didn’t take long for my heart to be touched just by simply opening the World Vision Gift Catalog for the first time. Ideas range from everything from soccer balls and school supplies to farm animals, housing, and health centers. And they don’t just support one region in the world, but multiple nations across the planet, including ways to help in the United States.
Picture this: you pick out an item, or several, to donate towards or purchase. It’s even tax deductible. Depending on your donation, there are several products you could receive as a gift for yourself or someone else, and that’s besides the catalog item you’re helping to fund for someone in need. They benefit from your generosity and you also get something in return!
We received several items in a gift basket from World Vision so we should share with our readers just how beautiful these pieces are in real life. There are many to choose from, but these were definitely some of our favorites!
This gold-colored adjustable cuff was designed by everyone’s favorite TV mom, Patricia Heaton, to encourage people to feel hopeful about our world by generously giving to those in need.
Made by a gold and silver plating specialist in India, the unique and elegant charms make this necklace a subtle statement piece.
This fashion-forward accessory is made by artisans in India who are trained in the loom industry to attain skills and a sustainable livelihood.
A vibrant, adjustable ring with aqua and blue chalcedony stones set in metal, made by female artisans in India.
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.
These beautiful hand-embroidered purses are created by Vietnamese women with disabilities who, through Fair Trade principles, gain independence with their handiwork.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that ‘Tis the season to Shine Bright. Make gifts of your donations that are tax-deductible. You can make gifts in other people’s names and have personalized cards sent to them to explain more about the gift or donation. Buy things for yourself, but make your purchases count in the best way possible by helping others work to make their own lives better. Shine Bright with World Vision and their Holiday Gift Catalog. Order by December 14th to guarantee Christmas delivery!
This is a sponsored post by World Vision. I received a gift basket as described above to facilitate this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”