World Vision (Holiday Guide 2012)

One of the things that we as parents try to teach our children about the holidays is, it is not about getting and receiving gifts, it is about giving to others. There are so many out there who do not have what we have and who struggle just to get a meal and clean running water each and every day. I think that when I think of children who are starving, it really hits a soft spot in my heart and makes me want to do what ever I can to change that. Recently I was given information about a charity that does that, that helps children from around the world, get food, clean running water and helps their communities. This charity is called World Vision, and I find the work they do to be very moving and motivating. This year when you are checking everyone off of your holiday shopping list, check off a child and a family in need. You can do this by heading over to the World Vision website, and you can sponsor a child, make a donation, or even shop for someone on your list and at the same time the products that you purchase will go to benefit children and families worldwide by providing them with the unique needs that they may have! I think this is a great way for you and your own family to really give to others this holiday season. So while you are out doing your shopping in store and online, dont forget to help others this year as well, and head on over to World Vision and make this holiday season a happier one for someone else this year! 

Whether it’s for the tax deduction or the warm fuzzy feeling giving to others generates, most Americans plan to make a charitable donation over the holiday season. In fact, nearly 60 percent of Americans say they’ll donate between Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to a survey reported in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

With so many worthy causes, it is difficult to know where the gift can best be used.  Gifts to the World Vision Gift Catalog Maximum Impact Fund are used where resources are most desperately needed, to help children and families in struggling communities around the world. With a financial contribution, the gift giver can select one of 36 Maximum Impact items  that can be given to a loved one and at the same time help a person in need.

–            Artisan Beaded NecklaceThis glass-bead necklace is handmade in Thailand and can be worn several different ways — even as a multi-strand bracelet.

–            Eco Cold CupThis popular 16 oz. BPA-free tumbler comes in handy when on the run. Every sip is a reminder of those who’ve been helped.

–            Veggie Tales “Incredible Vegetables” DVD: Heroic adventures and veggie fun for the family movie night! This newest Veggie Tale DVD is an action adventure that teaches kids how to conquer fear through a faith-based message.

–            A set of plush  toys – Gertie GoatChuma Chick and Pallu Pig: Gertie, Chuma and Pallu are available exclusively through World Vision and represent  farm animals that are donated to children and families around the world and provide a steady supply of nutritious food and the surplus can be sold for extra income.

You can also follow World Vision on Pinterest and Facebook!

This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.


  1. Kambrea
    November 19, 2012 / 11:13 am

    What a great organization.

  2. Laura Lane
    November 19, 2012 / 1:31 pm

    Thank you for telling us about World Vision. Samaritan's Purse is also a good organization to invest in. They have been so helpful in the tornado rebuilding in Joplin, MO.

  3. Jessica B.
    November 21, 2012 / 12:55 am

    Thanks for sharing about this wonderful organization!

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