In the rush-spend-give frenzy of the holiday season, it’s worth pausing to think about those who have no one to give to them. With the World Vision’s Maximum Impact Fund, there’s a way to turn giving gifts into giving back to those in need and share the TRUE spirit of Christmas!
When gift-givers like us make a holiday donation through World Vision’s Maximum Impact Fund, the gift is used where it’s most needed for the children and families in impoverished communities and solving the challenges they are facing, such as access to food, clean water, education, and more.
With a donation of $25 or more the donor receives a free gift to wear, carry, use or give to a loved one. Most of the Maximum Impact Fund items available in the World Vision Gift catalog are made by micro-enterprising artisans around the world and the sale proceeds directly benefit their communities.
So, if you’re still looking to find that perfect gift for your loved ones, be sure to check out the World Vision Gift Catalog for a selection of more than 35 gift ideas that give back this Christmas……your gift will bring urgent help and lasting hope for a child in need. Here are a few examples of the gift items :
– Tie the beautiful beaded ornaments to napkin rings as a vivid tabletop decoration. The set includes three handmade Zakale wire and bead ornaments from Nairobi. Meaning “reuse,” Zakale crafts are made from recycled materials by a group of Kenyan artisans reclaiming their own lives from poverty.
– Dish up a holiday salad with unique hand-carved serving spoons made with care to benefit orphans in Kenya.
– Accessorize for a holiday party with a silk scarf from the coast of Thailand. After the harvest season, the women of Thailand’s Surin Province put down the farming tools and take up the loom to hand-wove the beautiful Sabai scarves.
– The BPA-Free 16 oz. eco cold cup comes in handy when on the run. Every sip is a reminder of those who’ve been helped.
And here’s an animated YouTube video that explains how the World Vision Gift Catalog works:
World Vision has offered to giveaway a beautiful, hand-woven Silk Scarf from the catalog to one of my readers.
This giveaway is open for US residents only and ends on December 29th, 2012. The winner will be chosen via Random.org and notified by email shortly after the end date.