I’m in the phase of life where I would rather receive a meaningful or personal gift instead of a snowman dollar store coffee mug.
I mean I have enough of those. No offense.
When you purchase gifts through the World Vision Gift Catalog, 89 percent of donations received go to programs helping children and families overcome poverty in nearly 100 countries.
You can purchase gifts in the name of a family member, teacher, co-worker or child, including many affordable items under $30.
Last year my brother bought “me” 2 chickens to help an impoverished family in a third world country.
Last year, the Geus family from California made a donation and said they were “amazed to learn the difference a goat can make to a child and their family, especially because it’s the gift that keeps on giving.” The benefit of a gift of livestock, such as a goat, can be found in Dorothy’s story. She is a single mother of six from Zambia who received one goat from a gift catalog donation. The goat multiplied to a herd of 14 and now her family is able to sell the milk allowing her to purchase food and pay school fees for her children.
The World Vision Gift Catalog has a wide variety of items; gift givers may choose to select items that match the hobby or interest of the recipient, such as giving hybrid or drought-resistant seeds for a farmer ( $17) in the name of your gardener friend, or having four soccer balls donated to a school ( $32) in the name of a sports fanatic in your life.
After purchasing a Gift Catalog item, the person in whose name the gift was given gets a special card describing the item as well as its impact.
To order World Vision gifts, visit the web site at www.worldvisiongifts.org. To order by phone or to request a print catalog, call toll-free (888) 511-6511.
Enter to win this handmade Thai bracelet from World Vision.
1.) To enter for your chance to win, visit www.worldvisiongifts.org and tell me a gift in the catalog you would like to buy in someone’s honor this year.
Winner will be chosen at random.
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This contest will close on October 14, 2010, at midnight CST.