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World Vision Gift Guide & GIVEAWAY!!

Posted Nov 18 2009 10:02pm

Even with the economic recession those of us in North America are extremely blessed. If you are reading this post than you likely have a home, food and clothing... and most of you have your own computer and your children have their own toys. That is a lot more than SO much of our world's population.

This Christmas why not consider giving a gift that will help those less fortunate than we are?

Through the World Vision Gift Catalog, you can make a donation to dozens of different projects around the world to help children and families in need. It’s much better than giving an impersonal gift card or a last-minute purchase like a sweater, and the donations can go a long way to promoting health and wellness in the developing world. These items make great gifts for moms, dads, grandparents AND children! The World Vision Gift Catalog is a wonderful opportunity to give great, inexpensive gifts that no one will want to exchange.

The World Vision gifts are a great value for people trying to pinch their pennies and please their loved ones. And they stretch a family’s “giving dollars” this year because, thanks to corporate product donations and government matching grants, many of the gifts will help provide much more than the $25 gift! A sampling of inexpensive gift items include:

- $16 will buy two soccer or basketballs for a child

- $17 will buy improved hybrid or drought-resistant seeds for a nourishing harvest and income

- $18 will buy enough bed nets to protect an entire family from malaria

- $25 will provide $350 worth of school supplies in the U.S.

- $25 buys two chickens to provide a lasting source of nutrition and income for a family

Last year alone, World Vision’s Gift Catalog raised $25 million and provided assistance to more than 500,000 people around the world.

World Vision launched the Gift Catalog in 1996. And while a goat ($75) may be World Vision’s number one seller, there are more than 100 gifts (many under $35) to choose from.

To order: Or call toll-free (888) 511-6511. All items are tax-deductible.

The amazingly generous folks at World Vision are offering up this beautiful Ugandan bracelet for one of my lucky readers!


~Leave me a comment here telling me how you plan to be generous this holiday season.


~ head on over to the World Vision site and look around. Come back and tell me about one of the gift ideas you love.

~ become a fan of World Vision on Facebook.

~ follow World Vision on Twitter.

~ head on over to World Vision's YouTube channel and watch one of the great videos there. Come back here and tell me about it.

~ Tweet about the World Vision gift catalog with a link to and then come back and tell me you did. (*as many times as you like)

~ subscribe to the World Vision e-mailing list and then come back and let me know that you did.

~ Subscribe to this blog via email

~ Subscribe to this blog via the reader of your choice

~ Follow this blog

~ Add my button to your site

~ Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway (as many times as you like)

~ Become a Fan of this blog on Facebook

~ Share this giveaway or about the World Vision gift catalog on Facebook or another social networking site of your choosing

~ email a couple friends about this giveaway OR about the World Vision gift catalog and let me know that you did

~ stumble this site or giveaway

This giveaway is open to readers in the USA only (sorry to my fellow Canadians). I will choose a winner on December 1, 2009.

Winner will be chosen with and notified by email so please leave me a way to contact you. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email or I will choose a new winner.

Don't forget to enter my other great giveaways...
Win an aden+anais Burpy Bib HERE.Win Organic Coconut Flakes from Tropical Traditions HERE.Win Leaning Into God When Life Is Pushing You Away by Schuller HERE.Win a GC to HERE.Win a BusyBodyBook HERE.Win candles from the Glade Holiday Collection HERE.Win Kids Canvas Art from Bright Star Kids HERE.Win a membership to HERE.Win The Misunderstood God by Darin Hufford HERE.Win a $25 gift certificate to Eden Fantasys HERE.Win Relastin Skin Revitalizer HERE.Win Watch Over Me by Christa Parrish HERE.
Win The Ultimate Cloth HERE.Win a Gift Certificate to Good For The Kids HERE.Win Dove Body Wash HERE.Win Things Worth Remembering by Jackina Stark HERE.Win a Christopher Drummond Beauty Gift Set HERE.Win Baby's First Journal HERE.Win Driving My Tractor (kid's book) HERE.Win a Wii Fitness package HERE.
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