Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Make Christmas Meaningful With World Vision

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Word Vision. All opinions are my own. 

 This time of year, it's easy to get lost in the holiday machine. Pouring over recipes, cooking and baking for days, parties, gifts, decorations; sometimes it's easy to get lost in what the holidays are supposed to be all about. World Vision is giving an opportunity for families and individuals to do something this Christmas that will continue to mean something long after that last package is opened and the ornaments are packed up. World Vision invites you to be part of changing the life of someone half-way around the world, in a tangible and life-saving way!

 World Vision 

 Most people who have heard about World Vision are familiar with their program that allows individuals and families to "Sponsor A Child" from a needy and impoverished area of the world. This sponsorship provides the child with education, medical treatment, food, and most of all the knowledge that they matter.

 This holiday season, World Vision, like in years past, is sharing their Christmas Gift Catalog where people can spread joy through a life changing gift. Purchases can be made for everything from meat animals to egg-laying chickens and dairy cows and goats. Other items like bug nets and even deep water wells can also be purchased for needy families and even entire villages. We truly are so blessed to have the luxury to drive to the store for our eggs and milk and to turn on the sink for water instead of walking miles and miles for water that will make us sick. My husband and I try to teach our kids the value and importance of helping others. I'm so glad that one way we can do that this year is through World Vision.

 Give An Animal or Agriculture 

 This is Sonali Akter from Bangladesh. Her families life was changed by people (just like you can me), who provided a goat and some chickens through the World Vision Catalog. Along with companionship, Sonali's goat provides milk and her chicken's have multiplied to provide eggs and meat and even the opportunity to earn extra income. This one simple gift has taken Sonali's family out of poverty and provided them with a way to proudly take care of their family and give back to their own community.

You can give gifts like:

  •  Cows 
  • Sheep 
  • Goats 
  • Chickens 
  • Beehives 
  • Ducks 
  • Rabbits 
  • Fishing Gear 
  • Pigs 
  • Donkey 
  • Fruit Trees 
  • and so much more

Handcrafted Gifts 

 Along with the opportunity to provide animals and necessity items to families, the catalog also provides readers another way to do their own Christmas shopping for loved ones. You can donate a particular dollar amount and receive a hand-crafted gift like jewelry, bags, scarves, and more through World Vision as a thanks for your donation. 

 African Soapstone Box  - This ornate hand-carved soapstone box is etched and designed by local artisans in Kenya. Using this sustainable resource these artisans are lifting themselves and their families out of poverty.
  •  Approximate size: 2 ½” x 5 ¼” x 1 ½” 
  • When requesting the soapstone box, please note your gift is tax-deductible less the fair market value of $20. 
Wraparound Ring - This beautiful wraparound ring that was made by fair trade artisans in India. Adjustable. 
  • Each is unique – colors and size may vary slightly. 
  • Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $22. 
Infinity Scarf - This infinity scarf made by weavers in Tamil Nadu, South India who earn sustainable income from these scarves
  •  Approx. size: 13″x35″.
  •  Each is unique – colors and size may vary slightly. Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $21. 
Hope Bracelet - This beautiful Hope Bracelet is designed by Emmy® winner Patricia Heaton exclusively for World Vision and handmade by artisans in India who are thriving through fair trade business. 
  •  Adjustable. 
  • Approximate size: 2.5″ W x 2.5″ H x 1.5″ D. 
  • Each is unique – size and color may vary slightly. Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $30. 
Vietnamese Tote - This stylish Vietnamese tote is crafted by artisans who hand-embroider these totes – mostly disabled women – are gaining independence and overcoming poverty through their crafts
  • Each is unique – colors and size may vary slightly. 
  • Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $40. 
Charm Necklace - This charm necklace is made by Delhi artisans in a fair trade producer group.
  •  Approx. 20″ chain. 
  • Each is unique – colors and size may vary slightly. Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $20.

 One of the aspects of World Vision that I admire greatly is their openness in allowing everyone to see how donated money is spent. There are so many options of where to donate money and I don't know about you, but I want to make sure what I'm giving is being used as best as it can be and used where I assume it's benefiting people the most.  

 For more financial information on World Vision check out the Financial Accountability information on their website. 

 This year when the stockings are packed away and all of the lights are down till next year, instead of feeling the "after Christmas blues" consider how you will feel knowing you gave a gift that is literally changing someone's life. Our family is excited to pick something out of the Charity Gift Catalog and we hope you'll join us in spreading joy and hope to the world this Christmas! 

 To help World Vision spread the word Thrifty Nifty Mommy and I are teaming up with them and offering our readers one fantastic giveaway!  


 One lucky reader will win their own Prize Package from World Vision with the items pictured above. Prizes subject to change based on availability. To enter, just use the Giveaway Tools form below. Giveaway open to United States, ages 18 and up. Ends 11/11/17 at 11:59pm EST. 

 Disclosure: I received the item pictured above in exchange for facilitating this post. Our Southern Style and Thrifty Nifty Mommy are not responsible for prize fulfillment. One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited.


  1. I would gift Hope for Sexually Exploited Girls. It's so sad what some children have to endure.

    1. I'm glad that so many organizations are starting to bring more awareness to this cause. It happens so much more than we know, even in our own country. Truly sad indeed. Thanks for reading Sherrie!

  2. I would love to give a deep well. Water is so necessary. I will be saving to donate to this great cause. Thank you for sharing. God Bless

    1. It's amazing to think of all the basic necessities that we take for granted. Thanks for being part of spreading hope this Christmas Linda! God Bless!

  3. I would give Necessities in the US!! To be honest, with all the overspending and waste we have here nobody should want for anything!! It just makes me so sad!

  4. I remember the first time I left the country and traveled to Honduras - changed my life forever! To see people who lived in such poverty and yet for so grateful for everything they had. We are such a blessed country. There's always something we can all do to make this world a better place for everyone. Thanks for being such a faithful reader Amber!

  5. I would give the gift of medicines so that people could access the basic medicines that they need.

  6. I'd like to gift the infinity scarf to my mom!

  7. I would give a Hope Bracelet by Patricia Heaton
    to my daughter

  8. I would give the deep well. Clean water is so important for survival every where in the world.

  9. I would love to give Necessities in the USA.

  10. Starting here at home I'd give the $280 Worth of Necessities in the USA.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

  11. I absolutely love the Capiz Shell Coaster on World Visions website.

  12. I would give the Hope Bracelet by Patricia Heaton to my friend.

  13. I would definitely pick medicine. I'm going into medicine myself and would love to help those in need have access to better healthcare.

  14. I'd like to give the gift of education with Build a School starting at $22,000.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  15. I would love to gift a goat and two chickens! This sounds like it would be so helpful to a wonderful family that needs it.

  16. We visit chickens down the street from us all the time so I like the idea of gifting chickens.