Thursday, October 17, 2013

Gifts That Give - A Giveaway!!

As the  holiday season quickly approaches, you may want to consider some alternative gifts that can make a significant impact on the lives of children in impoverished countries as well as in the U.S.

World Vision's Gift Catalog offers a unique set of gifts designed to do just that. Among their top 10 most popular gifts:  5 Ducks (for a $35 donation), A Goat and 2 Chickens ($100) and $350 worth of medicines ($35).

If you choose to support families right here in the US, an $18 donation can feed a family for one day and $22 provides a backpack and school supplies.

There are also over 30 handcrafted gift items in the catalog, including this beautiful Thai bracelet:

This piece of jewelry was part of a project that helps protect vulnerable girls from exploitation.

The Giveaway: One reader will win their choice of one of the gifts listed below.

Colors of Africa Bracelet & Earring Set: This gorgeous Zakale jewelry set is handmade from recycled materials by Kenyan artisans reclaiming their own lives from poverty.
Cinnamon Box: Created from the dried inner bark of Cassia (Cinnamon) trees by skilled artisans in Vietnam; these boxes help families receive social and health insurance as well as the opportunity to apply for scholarship funds.
Hand-woven Headband: This beautiful, 100% cotton headband woven by skilled workers in Lake Atitlan in Guatemala helps address urgent needs of children, families or communities that might otherwise go unmet.
Ornament Set: This set includes three handmade Zakale wire and bead animal trio ornaments from Nairobi.
Gertie the Plush Goat: Gertie is available exclusively through World Vision and represents farm animals that are donated to children and families around the world and provide a steady supply of nutritious food and the surplus can be sold for extra income.

To Enter: Leave a comment which gift you would like to win. For an extra entry, tweet about the giveaway and past the link in a separate comment.  Giveaway ends Friday October 25 at 8:00 pm. Good Luck!

Full Disclosure: I received a gift for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received.



Rebecca Jo said...

I'd love that jewelry set... that blue is beautiful. I love World Vision. We've had our girl we've sponsored for 6 years through them... such a neat organization.

Rebecca Jo said...

I tweeted :)

Charlotte Klein said...

Ohhh, there are so many amazing things here. Love the goat but think I'd have to pick the ornaments because I don't have any pretty intricate ones (and would REALLY love a tree this year).

What a great giveaway! Hope all is well with you, Carma. Missed you! XOXO

Charlotte Klein said...

Tweeted this!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I'd love the jewelry set. Pretty and what a great company.

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