Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Practice Philanthropy at 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.
 
This is my second year working with World Vision and I'm dazzled with its mission.  For those of you that are unfamiliar with World Vision's Gift Catalog, it's a wonderful resource for those who want to be socially responsible in gift giving. Since 1996, through the charitable purchases from the Gift Catalog, World Vision has helped millions of people in U.S. and around the world in poverty-stricken areas. Each purchase improves the quality of life for struggling children and families around the world. How does it work? Simply donate towards much needed supplies for the underprivileged. $50 will go towards the share of a cow, which will provide a family with 5,000 gallons of milk over the lifetime of the cow. $25 can go towards a sewing machine, lifting a woman out of poverty by using her skills as a seamstress. $100 can purchase a bicycle for a girl to help keep her safe from being assaulted or kidnapped on her way to school.
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There are more than 250 poverty-fighting gifts, ranging in price from $16 to $39,000 in the World Vision Gift Catalog.   If you prefer a tangible item in return for your donation, the Catalog has many beautiful, handcrafted items that will also benefit those in need. This holiday, consider purchasing from the World Vision 2015 Gift Catalog, where your purchases of hand-crafted gifts will go towards the Where Most Needed Fund, which supports a variety of World Vision's programs around the world.  To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, visit www.worldvisiongifts.org or call 855-WV-GIFTS.

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One such tangible gift is the Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet.  It's a beautiful jewelry piece but, best of all, it helps people in need. The bracelet is handcrafted in Indonesia.  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.   This bracelet is top on my list of favorite jewelry pieces I've ever owned.  I love the multiple strands and colors of beadwork.  It can be worn as an accessory to complement almost any outfit.
 
Win It!

One person will win a Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet.

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

84 comments:

Dee said...

That road trip sounds like fun, even if Scarefest wasn't so scary after all. I've always loved Cracker Barrel, too. I'm not sure if I spend more money on the food in the restaurant or at that wonderful store as I'm heading out, though... lol.

I love your idea for Christmas cards, that was pretty cool. I will also pray that your ear surgery goes well. Blessings... :)

Lauren said...

I like the Balinese Multi Strand necklace.

D Johnson said...

I like the Chiang Mai Leather Bands.

jakiesmom said...

I like the Christmas star ornaments

jbmthill said...

Love the drops of turquoise necklace, bracelet and earrings, absolutely beautiful.

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Beth H

Jessica Fortner said...

I am in love with the Balinese Multi-strand Necklace.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Another great item is the Christmas Star Ornament

Xty C said...

I like the Drops of Turquoise Necklace

BethElderton said...

I love the Capiz Shell Coasters
Mary Beth Elderton

Charlene E said...

I love the African Soapstone Box

DEBIJOT said...

I also like the Silver Vines Cuff.

Ken Ohl said...

I love the Drops of Turquoise Necklace. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Robin Wilson said...

I really love the Artisan Multi-colored Necklace.

latanya t said...

Upcycled Artisanal Bowl

rubynreba said...

I like the red Tai necklace

Renee said...

Vietnamese Tote

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

I really love the Upcycled Artisanal Bowl
Thank You for the chance

Fiona N

VickeC said...

http://donate.worldvision.org/ways-to-give/by-category/handcrafted-gifts/drops-of-turquoise-bracelet

mary gardner said...

I'd love to have the Prosperity Cinnamon.

Leela said...

Kenyan Patchwork Tote.

slb3334 said...

I like the star Christmas ornament.

alissa apel said...

I'd like to try: History's First Coffee Blend

diesel51 said...

Colors of Africa Bracelet & Earring Set

T said...

I really like the Balinese Multi-strand Necklace
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Danielle Day said...

The Christmas Star ornament!!

Jacquline Beshears said...

I would love to win the Royal Silk scarf.

bison61 said...

I like the Upcycled Artisanal Bowl

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jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

i love the Royal Silk Scarf it is gorgeous!!

nickieisis3 said...

I like the Silver Vines Cuff

J Reese said...

I also like the Royal Silk Scarf

Melissa Sly said...

I love the royal silk scarf. The colors are beautiful.

Victoria Craven said...

The silver vines cuff.

jessica holybee said...

I like the Christmas ordamints

Billy Lilley said...

vietnamese tote

RICHARD HICKS said...

I think their Capiz Shell Coasters are really nice.

Patricia Mingozzi said...

I like the Vietnamese Tote.

joenkristy5 said...

The red Thai Bracelet is beautiful, I just love it!!! Thank you for having the give away!!!

Tara said...

Christmas Star Ornament

Margie said...

The hand carved serving spoons are really unique. Thanks for the giveaway.

Audra said...

I love the hand carved serving spoons

Isaiahsmom said...

I like the Christmas Star Ornament.

beachgirl0323 said...

I like the Capiz Shell coasters

Kristen said...

I like the Guatemalan Headband.

SexyBrat said...

I like the Chiang Mai Leather Bands.

Denise S. said...

I like the Christmas Star Ornament.

barkergirl33 said...

I love the Hand Carved Serving Spoon set. I really like how unique the handles are. ( Raine on RC buzzyngabe at yahoo dot com )

Friederike Graedener said...

I love the Chiang Mai Leather bands

Friederike Graedener said...

I love the Chiang Mai Leather bands

Kalona Elaine said...

the history's first coffee blend

Kimmy said...

Royal silk scarf

zenadarling said...

So many great items! This caught my eye right away:http://donate.worldvision.org/ways-to-give/by-category/handcrafted-gifts/christmas-star-ornament
My family collects unique christmas ornaments and this would be a great addition!

KellyG said...

I'd like to have the Capiz Shell Coaster set. Really pretty coasters.

Erica C. said...

I like the Upcycled Artisanal Bowl.

DeniseL said...

I really like the Vietnamese Tote, but all of the gifts are awesome. I can think of at least 10 people on my list that would like the History's first coffee blend.

epblack said...

Love the Christmas Star necklace. So elegant

ramblinmadwoman said...

The serving set is gorgeous.

Miss Tara said...

I love all of their items, but I've always wanted the African Soapstone Box. It's gorgeous!

brendaelsner said...

I love the Christmas Star ornament.

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cindiizzy said...

I would love the Multi-color Beaded Cross Necklace.

Charlene S. said...

I collect ornaments so the Christmas Star ornament would be great :)

Katie Smith said...

I also love the Thai Bracelet (Red)

DistractedMommy said...

I love the red Thai bracelet!

jennifer57 said...

Christmas Star Ornament

Fae said...

i love the Drops of Turquoise Necklace! :)

John & Pam Collins said...

I love the silver vines cuff bracelet.
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Jackie Burns said...

There are many beautiful things, but I chose the: Silver Vines Cuff.

saturdaynightfever said...

I heart the Christmas Star Ornament!

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crankyyanky1 said...

I would love to have the Upcycled Artisanal Bowl

Carolyn Daley said...

I would love to have the Drops of Turquoise Earrings to give my grandmother as a gift.

Susan Smoaks said...

i like the African Soapstone Box

Ceecjjj said...

I like the African Soapstone Box

joyven said...

the colors of Africa necklace and earring set is what I would like

barbara stenby said...

Christmas Star Ornament

Buddy Garrett said...

I would like to have the Silver Vines Cuff.

Jo said...

The Drops of Turquoise Necklace is beautiful

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the Hicorys First Coffee blend.

kathy pease said...

I really like the Vietnamese Tote

Kim Reid said...

My favorite is the Drops of Turquoise Necklace, thanks!

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Megan C said...

I like the Vietnamese Tote

laurasloves said...

I would love to have the Christmas Star Ornament
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Karon King said...

The beaded bracelet is beautiful!!

Dani said...

Balinese Multi-strand Necklace

Jerry Marquardt said...

I also love the Drops of Turquoise Necklace. I think it looks really sharp.

lilyk said...

The Silver Vines Cuff looks very nice!