As the holidays approach, we inevitably start thinking about gifts for friends and family. We also start thinking about those less fortunate than ourselves and what we can do to help. World Vision (who sent us all of these wonderful products) has a way to tackle both of these issues.
What is World Vision
World Vision is a global Christian humanitarian organization that partners with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Improvements in access to education, healthcare, housing, employment and personal security greatly increase a person’s chances of escaping poverty.
World Vision provides help to people in nearly 100 countries. The World Vision Gift Catalog is one of many programs designed to help eradicate poverty and give hope around the world. This video shows how World Vision works to do this.
While many charitable companies hide their financial records, World Vision is upfront and honest with theirs. While they are not a non-profit organization they give way more than they receive. Their financial records are available so you can see for yourself! In fiscal year 2015, more than 122,000 Americans raised more than $29.3 million through the Gift Catalog, helping more than 650,000 people around the world.
For every dollar donated, World Vision achieves $1.30 worth of impact for children and families in poverty worldwide. Globally, poverty is defined as living on $1.90 or less per day.
How You Can Help
The 2016 World Vision Gift Catalog contains more than 250 poverty-fighting gifts, ranging in price from $16 to $39,000, that improve the quality of life for struggling children and families in the U.S. and around the world.
Visit the World Vision website for more information and to make your donations today. You may also call 855-WV-GIFTS to order from the World Vision Gift Catalog. Here are just a few items you’ll find in the catalog; each gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value.
$75 – As a memento of this gift, you’ll receive this brightly beaded medallion handmade by families in Delhi.
Approximate size: 1.5″ round medallion on an 18″ chain
$65 – As a memento of this gift, you’ll receive this lovely votive holder handmade from cast-off metals. These artisans in India work hard to raise themselves out of poverty and help light the way for their children’s education.
Approximate size: 6″ tall
$95 – As a memento of this gift, you will receive this lovely silk scarf. Vietnam’s Ma Chau villagers weave these traditional silky smooth scarves, helping to give them a sustainable income with fair trade wages.
Approximate size: 31.5″ x 64″. Each is unique; size and color may vary slightly.
$75 – As a memento of this gift, you will receive this delicious 12-oz. whole bean coffee set. A true world tour – featuring fair trade coffees from Indonesia, South America, and Africa. This organic blend features a peat flavor with dark chocolate and berry notes. The coffee scoop is hand-carved by artisans in India and doubles as a handy bag clip.
Care for scoop: hand-wash and air dry.
$85 – As a memento of this gift, you’ll receive this gorgeous, adjustable silver cuff bracelet with an intricately laced vine pattern, designed by artisans in Old Delhi, India. This stunning piece is the result of once-mistreated jewelry makers banding together to support their families through fair trade practices.
Approximate size: 2 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (adjustable x 1 1/2″W)
$135 – As a memento of this gift, you’ll receive this stunning up-cycled artisanal bowl from reclaimed industrial waste such as wires and metal. Artisans in India have hand bent and soldered each piece into inspirational shapes to create this artistic and elaborate bowl that is great as a decorative piece or to hold special items.
World Vision was gracious enough to offer one of these sample box filled with beautiful handcrafted items made by artisans around the world to one (1) lucky U.S. based reader. Use the form below to enter and please share this post and information with friends and family. Let’s make it a wonderful holiday for everyone, worldwide!