With the holiday season just around the corner, I want to share with you some of items available in this year’s World Vision Gift Catalog. 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.
Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative. Over 650,000 people were helped through funds generated by the Catalog last year alone.
Every holiday season we spend a lot of time and money finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones. This year I encourage you to choose a gift that also makes a difference to those in need.
When you purchase a gift from World Vision’s 2016 Gift Catalog, your loved one will receive a beautiful handcrafted gift, while your donation goes to help children, families, and communities in need around the world.
World Vision sent me a sampling of handcrafted gifts from this year’s Gift Catalog, and they’ve graciously offered to provide a box of the same items to one lucky About a Mom reader. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post.
Let’s take a look at the handcrafted items I received.
Upcycled Artisanal Bowl – This stunning bowl is up-cycled 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. $135
Tree of Life Votive Holder – This lovely votive holder is handmade from cast-off materials. Artisans in India work hard to raise themselves out of poverty and help light the way for their children’s education. $65
History’s First Coffee Blend – Citrus and chocolate pair up in this 10-ounce whole bean blend of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Sumatra Permata Gayo coffees from farmers who are overcoming poverty with their earnings. An olivewood scoop and African bag complete the package. $75
Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet – One creative community on the island of Java makes these unique bracelets to help provide a sustainable income and care for their children. The artisan group is led by a mother who pours her heart into her craft. $45
Royal Silk Scarf – This gorgeous silk scarf adds color to the holidays and supports the needs of children and families worldwide. The luxurious silk is woven by Vietnam’s Ma Chau villagers, who receive sustainable income through their craft. $95
Turquoise Medallion Necklace – Handmade by families in Delhi, this brightly-beaded medallion necklace adds a bold pop of color to any outfit. $75
All of these handcrafted items are beautiful and high quality. The World Vision Gift Catalog has many unique and wonderful gifts. If you have someone on your list who is hard to buy for, I am confident you will find the perfect gift.
This holiday season give a gift that makes a real difference for someone else. The money raised from your purchase of these handcrafted gifts goes to the Where Most Needed fund, which supports a variety of World Vision’s programs around the world. World Vision is always working to keep its overhead rates low. In 2015, 84 percent of World Vision’s total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families and communities in need. You can have peace of mind knowing that your purchase is really helping someone.
To place an order, go online to www.worldvisiongifts.org or call 1-855-WV-GIFTS. Hard copies of the
catalog are also available upon request. 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.
You also have the option of giving a general donation to Where Most Needed. Your donation will be a onetime gift that will go towards needs that might otherwise go unmet. If you want to give a tangible gift you can choose one of World Vision’s Handcrafted Gifts. Donors who donate in this way can choose to receive a free gift along with their donation to Where Most Needed.
The Giveaway: Enter for a chance to win a box of the same handcrafted gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalog that I received. A prize package worth $530!
One (1) winner receives:
Upcycled Artisanal Bowl
Tree of Life Votive Holder
History’s First Coffee Blend
Turquoise Medallion Necklace
Royal Silk Scarf
Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet
Open to US mailing addresses only
Prizing and samples courtesy of World Vision
GIVEAWAY ENTRY DETAILS:
1. Leave a comment below no later than November 20, 2016. Comments should be meaningful and a minimum of 5 words.
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