Sunday, December 11, 2016

Give a Gift That Changes Lives from World Vision (GIVEAWAY)

I know so many people who really struggle to find gifts for their family and friends. Many of us are already so blessed with the things we need, and we want to make gift-giving more meaningful than scoring the latest deal at the store. If you’re feeling that way this year, I encourage you to do your holiday shopping through World Vision by giving a life-changing gift to someone in need in the name of a friend or family member. Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative. More than 650,000 people were helped last year through funds generated by the Catalog. Check out this video from World Vision to learn more about this wonderful program:



More than 100 gifts are contained in the physical catalog, and more than 250 items can be found online at www.worldvisiongifts.org. Popular items 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. I like that World Vision also works to keep its overhead rates low so that more money is used for programs that benefit children, families and communities in need.

When you place an order, you can choose to have a card sent in honor of a loved one, or else print or email a card from the website to let your honoree know that something special has been done for them this Christmas.

If you still feel that you’d like to have a tangible gift for your recipient to open, choose one of World Vision’s beautiful handcrafted items made by artisans around the world. Funds raised in this way go to the Where Most Needed fund, which helps to meet the most urgent needs. Check out some of the gorgeous items in their catalog this year:

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

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

I have all of the gifts above, and I can tell you that they are all works of art (except the coffee, which is delicious!). The votive holder looks gorgeous with a pillar candle inside. The jewelry and scarf make colorful and unique additions to any wardrobe. And the artisanal bowl looks stunning on my dining room table. I can use it for fruit or create a unique centerpiece.

I hope you will visit World Vision and pick out these lovely gifts for the special people in your life or purchase a gift for a needy family in the name of your recipients. You’ll feel good knowing that you’ve not only found a cherished gift for a loved one, and you’ve helped to make a real difference in the world.

To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, call 855-WV-GIFTS or visit the catalog online. You can also visit the World Vision Facebook page at /WorldVision and Twitter and Instagram at @WorldVisionUSA.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky U.S. resident will receive all 6 of the items featured above -- valued at almost $500! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, December 22, 2016.

a Rafflecopter giveaway




Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review.

105 comments:

  1. MANGO WOOD BEADED BRACELET

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  2. that Organic Coffee Blend sounds like a wonderful gift to me thanks

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  3. I think my wife would love the royal silk scarf. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  4. The host and 2 chicks gift pack ,natbelinsky@verizon.ndr

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  5. I like the AFRICAN SOAPSTONE BOX the best

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  6. I would love to give the Capiz Shell Windchime

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  7. I would love to give the Capiz Shell Windchime!

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  8. I'd love to give clothing for children.

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  9. I'd love to give the Handmade Baby Bib

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  10. i seriously love all of their products.

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  11. I love the Multi-Color Beaded Cross Necklace.

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  12. I'd love to give a goat and two chickens.

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  13. I'd like the organic coffee blend! :)

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  14. I think the Vietnamese Tote would make a beautiful gift for my sons Godmother!
    like2sweep@gmail.com
    Beth H

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  15. I'd love to give the Vietnamese Silk Scarf.

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  16. I'd love to give the Capiz Shell Windchime.

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  17. The capiz shell coasters are lovely!

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  18. I would like the Silver Vines Cuff

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  19. Ann Fantom6:45 AM

    I like to give my mom the World Vision's Vietnamese Silk Scarf

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  20. I like the soapstone box. I have a friend who would love that.

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  21. I'd love to give the capiz shell coasters.

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  22. The New Mother and Baby Kit

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  23. We love to give the books.

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  24. I love the kenyan salad scoops!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  25. I would like to give a gift of a goat.

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  26. I like the Shining Bands Bracelet

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  27. I love the Balinese Multi-strand Necklace. It makes me sad to see categories for supporting families in poverty here in the US.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  28. i WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE Capiz Shell Coasters. They are so beautiful.

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  29. Meghan12:01 PM

    Would love a silk scarf

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  30. Organic Coffee Blend i WOULD LOVE TO GIVE THIS TO MY MOM!

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  31. I'd love to gift anyone clean water <3 God bless :)

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  32. I would love to give the Vietnamese Silk Scarf to my daughter

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  33. I love World Vision and sponsor a child. I love the Tree of Life Votive Holder because who doesn't like such a nice and unique holder like this!? Perfect for the bathroom, entrance way, etc.

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  34. I would love to gift the Silver Vines Cuff. How beautiful.

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  35. I would love to give my sister the SILVER VINES CUFF.

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  36. I would love to gift that scarf!

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  37. I absolutely love the Silver Vines Cuff (I didn't realize other people said that in their comments too). It is so pretty! I would love to give that to my daughter as a gift.

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  38. I like the Multi-Color Beaded Cross Necklace. Thank you

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  39. I would love to give the silver vines cuff; absolutely beautiful.

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  40. The ORGANIC COFFEE BLEND sounds great.

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  41. I would love to give my friend the Vietnamese tote bag.

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  42. I would love to gift the Artisanal bowl as a hostess gift. All of the items are beautiful.

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  43. I love their silk scarf.

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  44. I like the AFRICAN SOAPSTONE BOX the best

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  45. I would love to give a Dairy Cow for a woman and 10 goats & 20 chickens to a family.
    Ryan Spencer.

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  46. I would love to give my mother a new scarf. She loves scarfs. Brittney House

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  47. Anonymous3:05 AM

    The Organic Coffee Blend.
    Cassandra D

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  48. Everything there is gorgeous but the Capiz Shell Windchime are a beautiful sight and sound. <3
    Elle Tucker

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  49. I'd love to give the Prosperity Cinnamon. The hand carved box is beautiful!

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  50. I love the Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet the best.

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  51. Nancy5:51 PM

    I'd like to give a gift of building a school for $22,000.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  52. I would love the turquoise medallion necklace.

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  53. I would love to give the gift of clean water. So important.

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  54. The Vietnamese Tote is beautiful.

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  55. I think the giving of clean water is a good one.

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  56. I would like to give the gift of water and donate to the clean water fund in Niger, Miriama.

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  57. Capize Shell Windchime is what I would like.

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  58. bn1005:00 PM

    Kenyan Salad Scoops

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  59. Terri McMillan3:20 PM

    The turquoise necklace is awesome as a gift!

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  60. No greater gift than helping others this holiday season. I would give the gift of educating an impoverished girl. It's amazing how a small amount of money on our part that we'd normally spend on material gifts can mean so much to a girl in another country!

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  61. Another great gift is the CAPIZ SHELL COASTER

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  62. I love the capiz shell coasters! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

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  63. I would give the VIETNAMESE TOTE. I love the color!

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  64. I like the African Soapstone Box. It would a great gift to pair with one of the jewelry items.

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  65. i lik ethe REVERSIBLE PLACEMATS

    joesph gersch

    jtwark@mail.com

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  66. I would love to give the Silver Vines Cuff.

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  67. I would love to give a Vietnamese Silk Scarf.

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  68. I would love to give the Vietnamese Silk Scarf because it's so colorful and gorgeous!

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  69. I would like to give Nativity Animals in the spirit of Christmas.

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  70. Mango wood beaded bracelet. It's gorgeous!!!

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  71. I would like to give the Vietnamese Silk Scarf

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  72. i would love to give the Vietnamese Silk Scarf it is beautiful.

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  73. I like the Prosperity Cinnamon. Thank You!

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  74. The turquoise medallion is so lovely! I would love to give that to my mom.

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  75. I also like the Vietnamese Scarf. It's very pretty.

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  76. I would love to give the Capiz Shell Windchime to my grandma.

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  77. Tracy Shafer8:07 PM

    I would love to give clean water.

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  78. The Give Capiz Shell Coasters are very beautiful.

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  79. I'd love to give a goat and a sheep!

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  80. Vietnamese Silk Scarf.

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  81. I would love to give the turquoise medallion necklace.

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  82. Kristi C4:32 AM

    I would like to gift the hand-carved serving spoons.

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  83. I would love to give the pair of chickens and a goat.

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  84. accontests67:00 AM

    VIETNAMESE SILK SCARF

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  85. I would love to give a goat.

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  86. My daughter would love the Vietnamese Tote

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  87. Lorri2:13 PM

    Drops of Turquoise Necklace would make a very pretty gift. I love statement necklaces and I am a sucker for stone and natural elements. I love that these gifts give the gift of hope and clean water to those who need it most.

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  88. I would love to give the Upcycled Artisanal Bowl

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  89. I really like the UPCYCLED ARTISANAL BOWL

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  90. I would give clean water!

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  91. I like the Capiz Shell Windchime.

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  92. I like the Capiz Shell Windchime

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  93. Would like to give The Organic Coffee

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  94. I would like to give the Prosperity Cinnamon.
    Laurie Emerson

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  95. I would love to gift someone me the Vietnamese silk scarf.

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  96. The turquoise medallion necklace would make a great gift!

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  97. I would love the DROPS OF TURQUOISE BRACELET for myself. Its so beautiful!

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  98. The silk scarf would be my favorite to give.

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  99. Janice Gabriel10:48 PM

    i'd love to give the Silver Vines Cuff as a gift.

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  100. Lori D11:23 PM

    I would love to give the gift of a share of a deep well. Water is an essential we take for granted here!

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  101. We wish we could gift the "Nativity Animals", but we might have to settle for ducks !

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  102. The Vietnamese silk scarf is beautiful!

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  103. We have given a goat though World Vision in the past

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  104. Love Capiz Shell Windchime

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