All year long I teach my boys the importance of giving back. Giving back to humanity, our fellow man should not be unique or only done once a year, it should be natural and done with a peaceful heart. I explain to them regardless of how bad they think they may have it, it’s always Someone in the world that has less than they do.
The World Vision Catalog offers gifts that keep on giving to those less fortunate than most, all year long. The gifts are life changing both for the recipient and the giver. How many store bought gifts are able to help the recipient and children in need? Not many…
it’s the first draft of a gift list, a photo idea for holiday cards, or
a location for a family gathering, many of us are already thinking of
and planning for the holidays. The giving season quickly becomes too
busy and hectic. Many of us forget the true meaning of the winter
holidays. But a little thought and advanced planning make it easy to
keep your heart in the holidays. Here are some ideas:
- Organize a family giving night and have kids select charitable gifts from an organization such as the World Vision Gift Catalog.
Talk with your children about how giving back changes lives of children
and families living in poverty and that their efforts truly make a
a house party for friends and family and ask your guests to contribute
to a share of a group gift such as a farm animal, winter clothing or
school supplies to families in need, or even a water well. Make the
selection of the item, how to raise funds for that gift, and the
collection of the money a collaborative, group effort.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping, consider celebrating
Giving Tuesday (12/3) and make meaningful, life-changing gift purchases
such as medicine, mosquito nets or a fish pond.
active in your giving — volunteer at your local homeless shelter or
senior living center; cook a meal or bake cookies for an elderly family
member or neighbor.
Watch the Video to see how the World Vision Catalog Works
World Vision Gift Catalog offers more than 250 items that help fight
poverty and save lives here in US and around the world. With a financial
contribution, donors can select one of the 30+ Handcrafted Gifts that
can be shared with a loved one and at the same time help a person in
This year I reviewed the Ornament set, it includes three (3) handmade Zakale wire and bead animal ornaments from Nairobi. When the ornaments arrived and I opened the box I knew they were precious ornaments that I would cherish Forever. Knowing that I held in my hand ornaments handmade from Nairobi gave me a feeling that’s hard to put into words. Each ornament is beaded and wired so intricately I could look at them for hours. I can imagine how they will reflect the light once my tree is illuminated. I LOVE THEM! I hope that translates to you how I feel about this organization and the wonderful handmade gifts they offer.
Did You Know???
Charitable Gifts are Tax Deductible
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