La is modeling the World Vision Artisan Beaded Necklace - you can win one too!
La is modeling the World Vision Artisan Beaded Necklace - you can win one too!

La is modeling the World Vision Artisan Beaded Necklace – you can win one too!

I think one way we can teach kids compassion is to share with them how people in other countries live. We take so much for granted here. We believe we have the right to clean water, an education, and sanitation. But for most of the world, those basic human rights are not something they enjoy.

World Vision Catalog 2012

World Vision Catalog 2012

The holidays are a great time to bring the lesson home by allowing your children to make a charitable donation or by allowing them to help decide where the family’s charity giving will go. According to the Chronical of Philanthropy, nearly 60% of American say they’ll give to the charity of their choice between Thanksgiving and Christmas and that’s why there are so many great ways to give during this season. Of course it’s also because tax time is looming and end of the year deductions are due.

But whatever the reason for giving, it’s sometimes hard to decide who to give to; there are so many worthy causes. Plus, I want the maximum benefit for my gift.

I’ve recently checked out the new World Vision Gift Catalog. What I love about the catalog is it allows me to pick my focus. For example, the Clean Water Fund allows me to give the gift of clean water to a village. Or I can give hope for sexually exploited girls or provide a business load for a woman.

I can make direct gifts or purchase items that benefit the fund. These include items like a  beautiful Artisan Beaded Necklaces. This glass-bead necklace is handmade in Thailand and the sale benefits children and families worldwide.

World Vision Gift Catalog — How it works (video)

Give a Goat to a family in needBut what will I be giving this year? I found out from my son’s fiancé that he dreams of having acreage someday and he wants goats. This was news to me and I couldn’t help but giggle just a bit at the thought. And then I turned the page in the catalog and I found the perfect gift.

Gertie Goat is a sweet little plush animal that sells for $25. She represents the farm animals that are given to children and families around the world through the fund. But to make it even bigger impact, I’m donating a goat in his name. That goat will feed a starving child somewhere in the world. I think my son will love it!

You can donate chickens, pigs, cows, and more. What a wonderful program to provide a way for a family to become more self-reliant.

Goats are my answer to prayer | World Vision (video)

Visit the World Vision Catalog and see how you and your family can impact the world this holiday season and I’m a little bit hopeful that there’s another goat or two added to the fold.

Connect Online with World Vision Gift Catalog

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Win a World Vision Gift – Artisan Beaded Necklace

This handmade necklace is beautiful. You’ll love the colors and the quality of the beading. US mailing addresses only. Must be claimed by 1/1/13 PLUS a $25 Amazon Gift Card (donated by MiscFinds4u).

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63 comments

  1. Sand

    I would give it to my mom.

  2. Lisa Garner

    I would gift this necklace to my sister in law!!

  3. Chavonne H

    I would wear it.

  4. Aimee Fontenot

    I would give this necklace to my sister.

  5. Kyl Neusch

    to my mother

  6. Susan Smith

    My daughter

  7. latisha depoortere

    I would gift it to my mom she does so much for me never could repay her for all she does!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  8. Pat B

    I’d give it to my sister-in-law

  9. Joy F

    My sister would love it, so I would give it to her.

  10. Shannon

    probably a cousin

  11. Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    daughter
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  12. Paula Michele Hafner

    I would gift it to my Mom.

  13. Denise S

    To my sister.

  14. Robin

    I give it to my mom

  15. Michelle W

    Is it alright if I keep it for myself, it is stunning

  16. Christine

    for my daughter

  17. John Hutchens

    my gf would get it as a gift

  18. ryan minton

    i would gift it to my mom..she would love it..its so colorful!

    rypm25@aol.com

  19. Erica C.

    It would go to a friend of mine.

  20. Daniel M

    would give it to my niece!

  21. Anthony

    I would give it to my sister

  22. Kim W

    My sister, she would love it

  23. april yedinak

    I would give the necklace to my sister.

  24. McKim

    I’d give this to my daughter.

  25. Susan P.

    I would give the necklace to my daughter.

  26. Tammera Widell

    Thank You. I would give it to my Mother. Happy Holidays :)

  27. Geoff K

    My sister for sure – she’d be thrilled with this beautiful necklace!

  28. Michelle

    I would give it to my daughter.

  29. Sharon Schoepe

    I would give the necklace to my oldest daughter

  30. Michelle H.

    My 16 year old daughter

  31. Jill

    I would gift it to my Brother’s fiance’

  32. Crystal F

    I would give it to my oldest daughter. Thank you!

  33. Becky Richied

    I would give this necklace to my daughter she loves jewelry.

    @classy_mommie

  34. Brian Johnson

    I’d give it to my mom.

  35. Jessica Beard

    I’d give it to my mother in law.

  36. Katherine

    My Mom would love it

  37. Sarah S

    My niece would like it.

  38. Rebecca Graham

    I would give this to my sister.

  39. Barbara Montag

    I’d give this to my sis – she’s love it!
    Thank you.

  40. Linda Lansford

    I would keep it for myself

  41. mell

    I would give it to my sister.

  42. kymi a

    I would give it to my little sister

  43. Lori L.

    To my daughter. :)

  44. Robin O

    I would give this to my sweet, generous mother!

  45. Id give the necklace to my sister

  46. Cynthia C

    I’d give it to my mom.

  47. James E

    whoever in the family wanted it.

  48. April V.

    I’d give it to my mom.

  49. robyn paris

    I would give this to my daughter

  50. Ann Fantom

    If I won, I would give this necklace to mom

  51. angie

    I’d give it to my sister.

  52. Margaret Smith

    My daughter would love this necklace.
    Thanks so much.

  53. Danielle D

    my mom

  54. Mary Casper

    I would give it to my daughter

  55. latanya

    my sister

  56. Adrienne Gordon

    My daughter would get it

  57. Kimberly

    I’d give this to my daughter.

  58. Kelley H

    I would give it to my sister

  59. Elena

    I would give it to my niece

  60. Tabitha

    Yup, I’ve got it covered :)