This post was written in collaboration with worldvisiongifts.org. I did receive gifts to thank me for my time in sharing this opportunity. Any opinions are my own.
The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are coming and the annual World Vision Gift Catalog helps those who are looking to do more “give back” to people all over the globe. Give loved ones a more meaningful holiday.
In 2015, Americans gave over $373 billion to charitable organizations, a 4.1 percent increase from 2014 (National Philanthropic Trust). As charitable giving continues to grow, people are searching for reputable organizations to support. This year, for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays why not consider the 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. The purchase of these gifts has an impact on poverty. Globally, poverty is defined as living on $1.90 or less per day.
Every dollar donated to World Vision achieves $1.30 worth of impact for children and families in poverty worldwide. Gift a gift. Change a life.
This year’s World Vision Gift Catalog includes the following beautiful handcrafted items* made by artisans around the world:
For the Home:
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
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
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
For Your Closet:
Turquoise Medallion Necklace – Handmade by families in Delhi, this brightly-beaded medallion necklace adds a bold pop of color to any outfit. $75
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
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
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.
Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative. Last year alone, more than 650,000 people were helped through funds generated by the Catalog. Want to see where your money goes? Check out this video from World Vision to learn more:
It’s easy to give gifts that matter. To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, call 855-WV-GIFTS or visit http://donate.worldvision.org/ways-to-give/gift-catalog?campaign=3020570 Go online for more handcrafted gifts – Order by December 15 to receive your handcrafted gifts by Christmas.
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*Your gift is tax deductible less the fair market value of the item(s) you purchase.
One lucky Three Different Directions reader will WIN a selection of handcrafted gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalog!