World Vision provided a gift. All opinions are my own as always.
The best type of holiday gifts are those that give back. World Vision has over 100 gifts which make a difference in other’s lives. Known for gifts such as goats, bicycles, sheep and ducks, they are given to people in poverty to help them earn their own money tp help end poverty.
Just like “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. Yes, these gifts are donations but you can get them in honor of someone. A card is sent to that person as well.
At the World Vision Gift Catalog, you’ll learn about the many programs that they support. If you are like me, you want to know how much or the money from a charity goes to the program instead of the nonprofit for advertising, fund raising, etc.
Last year, 2014, World Vision’s 83% of their operating expenses went to the actual people they help. According to Charity Navigator, they get 4 out of 5 stars. $33 million was raised last year helping over 822,000 people.
So, these are definitely gifts that give back. When you make a donation to Where Most Needed, you get a free gift. These are handcrafted and very lovely gifts.
World Vision programs are located in Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and the United States among other areas. You can choose to send a girl to school, help women to start their own business, give new clothing, provide vaccinations, etc. Choosing gifts that give back through World Vision can make the holidays brighter for you and many people in need.
Now for a giveaway of a Silk Scarf worth $95 provided by World Vision: