Over the course of the Christmas season, most Americans plan to make a charitable donation to at least one organization between Thanksgiving and Christmas. With so many worthy causes available both in the United States and abroad, it’s difficult to know where the gift can best be used.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. It is their mission to work with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.
The World Vision Gift Catalog offers more than 250 items that help fight poverty and save lives both in the United States and around the world. The gifts they offer are not only beautiful in a material sense, but a blessing to both the recipient and the people helped by the organization. There are a wide variety of items available from World Vision:
African Soapstone Box – New to the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog, the hand-carved African Soapstone Box is a safe place to store necklaces and rings. Coated in light blue with an image of a giraffe, this ornate box features pretty details that will complement nearly any decor. Donations go toward the Kenyan artisans who crafted the box to help provide medical care for their families.
Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace – Help meet the unique needs of families worldwide and receive this gorgeous draped beaded necklace. This necklace is handmade by an artisan in Bali who helps children get the education she never received herself.
Silver Vines Cuff – Ladies will love wearing this elegant adjustable silver cuff bracelet deigned by artisans in Old Delhi, India, to holiday parties. Each bracelet supports fair trade practices.
Colors of Africa Bracelet & Earring Set – Add some color and sophistication to holiday outfits with a Zakale bracelet and earring set from Nairobi made with beautiful multicolored beads. Zakale crafts are made from recycled materials by Kenyan artisans, who received a loan from World Vision to grow their business and lift themselves out of poverty.
Hand-woven Guatemalan Headband – Sport this colorful headband to the gym, during holiday travel or a day of leisure. Each beautiful, 100 percent cotton headband is woven by Mayan descendants in lake Atitlan, Guatemala and addresses urgent needs of children, families and communities around the world.
To help raise awareness of the World Vision Gift Catalog, World Vision would like to offer one of my readers a Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace. You have six ways to enter this giveaway:
- Leave a comment on this post – what will your family be doing this Christmas season to help out those in need? This is a required entry!
- Follow Cincinnati Cents on Pinterest. Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
- Like Cincinnati Cents on Facebook. Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done so.
- Like World Vision on Facebook – let them know that Cincinnati Cents sent you. Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
- Follow the World Vision Twitter page and retweet this giveaway. Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
- Watch the video that explains how the World Vision Gift Catalog works. Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
Please make sure you leave a separate comment for each method of entry on this post.
This giveaway ends at 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 26th, and is open to all U.S. residents, ages 18 years or older. The winner will be selected randomly, and will be notified by e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If no response is received by that time, a new winner will be chosen.
Disclaimer: This giveaway was provided by World Vision. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.