World Vision sent me the same gift package I will be giving away. As such, this is a sponsored post, and I’m proud to share World Vision’s message with you guys. Stay tuned for the World Vision giveaway at the bottom of this post. Thank you, World Vision!
The Beloved and I make a concerted effort to earmark a portion of our Christmas gift-giving budget to charitable organizations. We give in honor of friends and family, because at the end of the day, we are blessed to have almost everything we need. And my mom doesn’t need another pair of reindeer socks.
If you are looking for an organization to support this Christmas, consider supporting World Vision. Not only will you be able to give the gift of animals–a gift that can mean a leap towards self-sufficiency for the recipients–World Vision also supports a number of causes including clean water, education, emergency response and more.
This video addressed how World Vision uses donations to help people around the world:
Here are some more facts about World Vision you might be interested in:**
About the World Vision Catalog
- The 2016 Christmas season marks the 21st annual edition of the World Vision Gift Catalog.
- The Gift Catalog started during the Christmas season in 1996.
- More than 100 meaningful gifts ranging in price from $16 to $39,000* are contained in the catalog.
- There are more than 250 items online at www.worldvisiongifts.org.
- Popular items in the catalog include a goat and two chickens, clothing for children, ducks and medicine.
- More than 30 gifts in the catalog are $35 or less, including items like chickens, job training or school supplies.
- 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.
- 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.
- Donors 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.
- Those who want to give a general donation can donate to Where Most Needed. Their donation is a one-time gift that will go towards needs that might otherwise go unmet.
- Those who want to give a tangible gift can choose one of our Handcrafted Gifts. Donors who donate in this way can choose to receive a free gift along with their donation to Where Most Needed.
- Globally, poverty is defined as living on $1.90 or less per day.
- In 2015, a projected 900 million people lived at or below the global poverty line worldwide, with the greatest concentration of those living in poverty being in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
- Improvements in access to education, healthcare, housing, employment and personal security greatly increase a person’s chances of escaping poverty.
- World Vision provides assistance to people in nearly 100 countries. The World Vision Gift Catalog is one of many programs designed to help eradicate poverty and provide hope around the world.
- Every dollar donated to World Vision achieves $1.30 worth of impact for children and families in poverty worldwide.
**All information provided by World Vision.
And now onto the giveaway. Here’s a video I made of my “unboxing” of my World Vision giveaway goodies so you can get my first reactions as I unpacked my package.
I am planning on opening up the coffee to enjoy on Thanksgiving morning. As for the rest of the treats, I’ve been enjoying wearing the scarf, the medallion, and the beaded bracelet. The upcycled bowl is gorgeous–make sure you look for it as a prop in some photos before it takes a place of honor as part of a table centerpiece. The votive beams beautiful patterns of light into my living room, making it feel warm and cozy.
If you would like to enter for a chance to win this prize package, here’s how to enter. The giveaway is open to US residents only, and you must be at least 18 to enter. Good luck in the World Vision giveaway, and please do consider giving through World Vision this year.