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Bullock's Buzz: Give A Little More This Holiday Season: World Vision Gift Catalog

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Give A Little More This Holiday Season: World Vision Gift Catalog

Give the Gift That Literally Keeps on Giving!
2012 Holiday Gift Guide Selection
   This is the time of the year where sharing and caring abound. People open their wallets and their hearts, giving gifts, making donations and celebrating the true meaning of the Holidays.  This year, make a difference where it really counts.  This year, give the gift that literally keeps on giving through the World Vision Gift Catalog.  A gift that may cost you only a bit, but will be everything for someone in need.
   Every year since 1996 World Vision, a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to serving the world’s poor, and helping children and their communities worldwide by attacking the causes of poverty, has been sponsoring the World Vision Gift Catalog.    Last year alone $33.5 million in purchases were made impacting more than 800,000 people around the world.   There are over 250 gifts from which to choose, ranging in price from $16 to $39,000, but the difference they can make in just one person’s life is priceless.
   Here’s how it works.  You can donate life-sustaining gifts through the catalog in honor of someone special, gifts that can change the lives of families and children in need.  Gifts vary from necessities such as animals like chickens and goats, to fishing equipment, from medicine to clean drinking water, from clothing to shelter. Things we take for granted that will keep families alive and make a true difference in their lives, gifted in the name of someone you love.  You can also choose to make to donations to the Maximum Impact Fund, money to be used where it is needed the most, and in return receive beautiful, free handmade gifts from around the world.  Gifts such as jewelry from Uganda to silk scarves from Thailand, along with scarves, bags, stuffed animals, book and more.  Gifts you can keep for yourself or give to a loved one with the knowledge that it represents the difference you helped to make in someone’s life.
   New this year is the option to create a personal My Gift Catalog page which allows individuals to create a personalized fundraising page where they can encourage friends and family to visit and purchase a gift from the catalog in lieu of traditional holiday presents.  This is a tool that can be used through out the year for holidays, birthdays, wedding and other celebrations and special occasions!  You can create your page at http://www.mygiftcatalog.org.
   One such gift you can receive from donating to the Maximum Impact Fund is one of these beautiful handmade ornaments from Nairobi.  There are three different ornaments from which you can choose, the Cross, the Heart or the Star;   or you get all three!  Each Zakale wire and bead ornament are made from recycled materials by Kenyan artists who received a loan from World Vision to grow their business and remove themselves from poverty.  Each one comes with a hook already securely attached so you don’t have to worry with those tiny ornament hooks.  The heart ornament measures around 3” by 3”, the cross 3.5” by 2.5” and the star 4” by 3.5”,  and since they do not weigh much they will not pull the branches of the Christmas tree down.  Each ornament is made from a silver-colored wire decorated with various multi-colored beads.  They are very well made and simple beautiful!

   To receive a World Vision catalog, or to learn of all the ways you can help, go to their webpage at http://www.worldvision.org/, and look under the Ways to Give tab, or click HERE.  Once there you can either place your donation through the online catalog, by phone or request one through the mail.  You will also have the opportunity to make or select a card to accompany your gift.  Each gift and/or donation is tax-deductible, and you will be mailed a receipt.   World Vision can also be found on Facebook and Twitter where you can learn even more about this wonderful organization and how you can help. 
   A perfect way to honor a friend, a child, your spouse, a teacher, co-worker or boss, this year, give a gift that you know will make a difference, give from the World Vision Catalog!



At November 27, 2012 at 4:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are so darling - and for a good cause, it's definitely worth getting! Great review, Alaina! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

~Sharon Russ

At November 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM , Blogger Melinda Dunne said...

I love purchasing products that give back! I love the ornaments they are beautiful!

At November 27, 2012 at 6:04 PM , Blogger Coup Gator said...

I love the catalog idea for a great cause.
The ornaments are so pretty too.

At November 27, 2012 at 6:50 PM , Blogger Kelly R said...

I just love this review. The ornaments are so pretty.

At November 27, 2012 at 9:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love gifts that do more than just look pretty. Thank you will definitely order these.

At November 28, 2012 at 10:00 PM , Blogger Julia Potvin said...

The ornaments are very pretty, would love them on my tree and the giving back is awesome! Will check them out thanks for sharing.

At November 29, 2012 at 10:15 AM , Blogger Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

Wow! Those ornaments are gorgeous! What a great cause! Thanks for sharing. :)


At November 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM , Blogger Bridget Williams said...

What a great organization and the products are beautiful

At November 29, 2012 at 7:25 PM , Blogger Mrs.Sasser said...

This was an awesome post!


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