World Vision provided a handcrafted necklace to facilitate this review; all opinions are our own.
Every year while I’m shopping for gifts for my family, I look for gifts that give back to those in need. One of the places I never miss is WorldVision.org. They offer handcrafted gifts created by artisans in poverty-stricken areas as well as direct donation options.
World Vision Gifts: Balinese Multi-strand Necklace
This stunning draped beaded necklace is about 46″ long and handmade by an artisan in Bali. A portion of the purchase is tax-deductible. For this necklace, they’ve determined the fair market value is $32, so the tax deductible donation is $53. It’s a win/win – you get an incredible gift to give and make a donation to someone in need.
World Vision Gifts & Catalog
There are many different handcrafted gifts to choose from starting at $25 and up to $125. There are also gifts that go directly to those in need. For $25 you can provide a family with two chickens*, $50 provides a fishing kit, $150 will buy a pair of goats, etc. There are many different price points to choose from and for larger animals shares are sold.
You can also provide $600 worth of school supplies for a $50 donation or $300 worth of schools supplies in the US for $25, or a solar lantern for $20 so kids can study after dark. If your cause in health, for $35 you can provide $420 worth of medicines, $21 gives bed nets for families, $45 allows healthcare workers to administer child vaccinations, $10 goes to a child and family health fund, and more. Or provide life-saving food and care for $60, family food kits in the US for $18, five fruit trees or $30, $30 for agricultural programs and more.
World Vision Gifts that Multiply
Your donation can be multiplied when matched with government grants and corporate donations. Check out the list of programs that are doubled, tripled, and even increased by 12X your gift. This includes $300 worth of necessities in the US which gives new clothing, personal care items, blankets, and toys to kids in needs.
About World Vision
World Vision’s total operating expenses in 2014 were 5 % of their budget, 10% went to fundraising, and %85 went to programs for those in need. It is a Christian organization headquartered in Federal Way, WA.
Connect with World Vision
Check out the World Vision catalog – I bet you’ll find the perfect gift there for someone on your list!
*World Vision notes that when animals are given, portions of the gift may also be used to provide farming assistance and watering sources, famine relief, and other related essentials.