Friday, November 22, 2013

Make A Difference With World Vistion (Giveaway!)....


Whether 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 difference.

  • Host 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.

  • After 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.
 
  • Be 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.
 For the past few years I have been happy to partner with World Vision to get the word about all they do.  The 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 need.  If you are looking for a heartfelt gift you can feel good about giving, please check out the World Vision Gift Catalog.


I am so happy to share with you a lovely giveaway from World Vision.  This ornament set includes three handmade Zakale wire and bead animals from Nairobi.  I have a set myself and they are so beautiful and unique.  Even better than that?  They represent a company who goes to great lengths to help people. Please consider World Vision when doing your holiday shopping.  

To enter the giveaway please use the Rafflecopter form found below.  Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

57 comments:

Debbie Jackson said...

We support our community's giving tree

Eugenie said...

I dpnate to my local food bank.

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Howell said...

I contribute to Toys for Tots.

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Miranda said...

We adopt a family over the holidays as well.
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slb3334 said...

We give to the local food pantry.

Alita said...

We give to a number of organizations including the local cat shelter.

dawn keenan said...

We participate in the shoebox ministry.

Natalie said...

I participate in my church's community giving day.

phxbne said...

donate to food and toy drives

Bekah said...

We have enjoyed packing Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.

Xty C said...

WE volunteer to church activities for christmas

Shelley said...

I give back by during the holidays either making a donation to charity or donating to a toy drive.

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Lauren-Olivia Wood said...

We help donate food to needy families for the holidays!

Adrienne said...

We send shoeboxes through Operation Christmas Child and sponsor a child through Angel Tree.

Lisa Graham said...

I volunteer at the local non-profit for kids. My company also sponsors an event that I attend where we help local kids shop for their families by providing them funds.

ava_ann2001 said...

We help with local food drives.

Kirby said...

We help with food drives and budget during the year to do a special donation to different charities this time of year. We also support our parish giving tree.

Andrina Goetz said...

We pick a child and a senior off the tree and get them a gift.

Nicole Lancaster said...

My family does Operation Christmas Child,sponsors a family and donates to food drives to give back during the holidays.

Elizabeth said...

We support a Compassion International child and sent extra for a special present. I haven't seen about supporting a child through the Christmas tree giving tags or adopting a family yet this year. :)

Nancy said...

I help make quilts for children in need.

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helpful heather said...

toys for tots :)

Stephen Alexander said...

We give our prayers to others

Hotsnotty2 said...

We help with local food drives and shelters

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coriwestphal said...

My kids have a coat drive at school, and I drop change in the Salvation Army buckets whenever I can!

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Helen said...

we donate to thrift stores and salvation army we also shop at thrift stores that donate their profits to charity organizations

Sara Giresi said...

we donate gifts and food every year!

Kendra W said...

We do a weeks worth of food drives donations where we give at least 6 items per kid for a week to the local food drive. We also pick a child each from the angel tree and provide gifts and essentials for them.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

We donate gifts to our local children's shelter.
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Sky Sparkle said...

We donate canned goods.

Ashley Fryer said...

We donate to local charities.

Jessica Rose said...

WE do a lot of things with the church, food donations, toy donations ect

barbara stenby said...

I win toys through out the year along with dog food ,dog beds, cat food etc. & we donate them

Danielle jones said...

We visit at the local nursing home.

bac1 said...

give toys to kids

Melinda said...

This year we donated some coats.

eclairre said...

give away old clothes

Karen Drake said...

This year I plan to donate a new toy to Toys for Tots.

Jennifer Q. said...

We contribute to the giving tree by picking out one or two children to get gifts for

Leslie said...

Donate to Charity when I can.

kathy pease said...

we give to the local wsyb radio stations christmas fund

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Tara Carlson said...

I let each of my boys pick an angel off the angel tree, and choose the gift for that child himself.

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michedt said...

I plan on giving to toys for tots this Christmas.
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Buddy Garrett said...

Throughout the year we give to our church's clothes closet and food pantry. At Christmas we have a tou drive.

chazvgo said...

We help out with Blue Santa, by signing people up and delivering gifts to needy families :)

Christian Alejandro said...

Helping out the food bank is a great way to positively affect others. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

Heather Swarthout said...

We usually give to the Toy Box at the local grocery store. (lilbittypanda at aol dot com)

Sky Sparkle said...

We usually do toys for tots.

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