Friday, November 7, 2014

World Vision - #GiftCatalog Review and Giveaway

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

I don't have everything I want, but I have everything I need.  I have a roof over my head, plenty of food, and have extra money to spare sometimes.  Not everyone has it so lucky.  

From early on, I've taught my kids the value of a dollar and how to be charitable.  I believe it's important to help others who aren't so fortunate.  There are people in this world who don't have even the basic necessities and I believe that it's only fair that everyone who can should help others in need.  One such company that considers those in need is World Vision.



World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. Through their gift catalog, World Vision helps those in need better the lives of children, adults, and communities in the U.S. and around the world in all different areas of need.  They do this by providing means to clean water, food, education, help for sexual exploitation, and job training. In operation since 1996, the 2014 season marks the 19th annual gift catalog.

The gift catalog offers more than 100 meaningful gifts, like live animals, clean water, clothing, medicine, education, and more. Last year thousands of  live animals were distributed to those in need. Goats are usually the most popular gift choice; Imagine gifting a goat to a family, who in turn will use it for milk, cheese, and eggs. It really is a gift that keeps giving! Not all of the gifts offered on World Vision are donation only. You can purchase tangible, hand made, Maximum Impact items to gift to your loved ones this holiday that will still help benefit those in need. More than 250 items, ranging in price from $10 to $39,000, are available online and in the print catalog to help improve quality of life for women, children and families in the U.S. and around the world.

One such tangible gift is the Hand-Carved Serving Spoons. Each beautiful set of two hand-carved olivewood serving spoons is delivered in a gift bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women. The serving spoons are made to benefit orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya. The serving spoons are made to benefit orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya, and they can be purchased for $65.  Each set is uniquely carved.  One spoon is slotted and the involved details of each one is stunning.  They make beautiful decor pieces, or can be used to serve food.  They're pretty and functional but, best of all, they help people in need.

To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, visit www.worldvisiongifts.org or call 855-WV-GIFTS.
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One person will win Hand-Carved Serving Spoons from World Vision.

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

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46 comments:

Gina @ Hott Books said...

You know, every time this catalog comes in the mail my daughter asks me to buy her a goat...

Erin said...

Something pretty I'd like is Thai Necklace & Bracelet (Red)

rubynreba said...

I like the silver vines cuff bracelet.

DEBIJOT said...

I like the Silver Vines Cuff.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Aren't those spoons gorgeous!? I did a review on them too and they are now my favorite piece in my kitchen.

And I do love the good World Vision is doing all over the world!

Meena said...

I really love the Handwoven Thai purse. It's really hard to choose though since everything in the catalog is something that would help.

Cori Westphal said...

I'd like to get my MIL the Thai Bracelet (Turquoise) for Christmas! Pretty!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Robin Wilson said...

I think these are my very favorite, but the Vines Cuff would be my second choice.

Margie said...

I like the Thai patchwork tote.
These spoons are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

aperry said...

I'd like the Fair-Trade Coffee Set

Nancy said...

I also like the gift the the SIlver Vines Cuff and the donation gift of tow chickens and a goat.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Kimberly said...

I think the Thai Bracelet is beautiful.

VickeC said...

Thai Bracelet (Red)

bison61 said...

Thai Bracelet (Turquoise)

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I like the idea of donating Goat and 2 Chickens
$100

Renee said...

Thai Patchwork Tote is very colorful and pretty.

Sarah Hayes said...

I like the coffee set and Id love to donate a bike

Leela said...

Kenyan Patchwork Tote.

Miss Tara said...

I love the soapstone box.

Nicole Millheim said...

I love the donate 5 ducks

Nicole Millheim said...

I love the donate 5 ducks

Ken Ohl said...

love the Kenyan Patchwork Tote. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Shelley said...

Love the Colors of Asia bracelet!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

GREAT organization, I have a friend that works for them here. I know our church does a lot with them also.

Kelly Tupick said...

I like the Thai Patchwork Tote.

alissa apel said...

I'd love to try out: Fair-Trade Coffee Set

Ashley Kolpak said...

I like the Silver Vines cuff

DeniseL said...

I'd love to get the Royal Silk Scarf for my daughter!

Deb Jackson said...

I like the idea of getting clean water for others and those lovely silk scarves.

Esperanza Garcia said...

I like the Colors of Africa bracelet and earrings set. Just gorgeous!

Shelton Rogerson said...

How to choose just one? I think the Clean Water Fund. You HAVE TO HAVE WATER!!!

pmj said...

A goat or clean water.

mary gardner said...

I love the Prosperity Cinnamon!

Shakeia Rieux said...

I like the Silver Vines Cuff

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I would like to buy the Thai Patchwork Tote
Thank You for the chance

Fiona N

Rose said...

CONNIE SOWARDS commenting: I would like to purchase the Silver Vines Cuff.

chickie717 said...

I really like the worlds trade coffee set.

Sacha Schroeder said...

I would like to try their world trades coffee!

Sue Hull said...

I'd love to have the Multi-color Beaded Cross Necklace.It's so beautiful.Thank you :)

Tylerpants said...

The Artisan Multi-colored Necklace is lovely. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...

I like ther Royal Silk scarf, so pretty!

Kim Reid said...

I would love the Silver Vines Cuff, thanks!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

lmurley2000 said...

i like the Thai Patchwork Tote, so cute

lmurley2014@yahoo.com

Teresa Thompson said...

Silver Vines Cuff is my favorite.

Erin Murphy said...

I love the African Soapstone Box

lilyk said...

The Fair-Trade Coffee Set looks very nice!