Giving Tuesday, Social Good and Giving Back with World Vision

Giving Tuesday, Social Good and Giving Back with World Vision

This post about social good and giving back this holiday has been sponsored by World Vision but all opinions expressed here are my own.

As we enter into the busiest time of the year for shopping and gift giving, people are starting to whip out their credit cards and make their shopping lists.  Kids want video games, grandma wants new slippers, husband has his eye on a fancy alarm clock.  These are all great and wonderful gift ideas but what about those people in other areas of the world who are struggling just to survive?  Giving the gift of clean water, farm animals, or books for the classroom would be a great way to give back to the less fortunate this holiday season.

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World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. They work in nearly 100 countries around the world, and serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.  The World Vision Gift Catalog offers more than 250 items that help fight poverty and save lives here in US and around the world.

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World Vision will be taking part in the second annual observance of Giving Tuesday this year. Giving Tuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, has a simple goal: after two days focused on shopping (Black Friday and Cyber Monday), it’s meant to be a day to refocus on giving thanks by giving back.  Sometimes we get a bit distracted during the holidays with buying and need a reminder that we are truly blessed and should take a moment to give to those less fortunate.  Here are a few other ways to encourage the spirit of GIVING this holiday season:

  • Organize a family giving night and have kids select charitable gifts from an organization such as the World Vision Gift Catalog. Talk with your children about how giving back changes lives of children and families living in poverty and that their efforts truly make a difference.
  • Host a house party for friends and family and ask your guests to contribute to a share of a group gift such as a farm animal, winter clothing or school supplies to families in need, or even a water well.
  • After Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping, consider celebrating Giving Tuesday (12/3) and make meaningful, life-changing gift purchases such as medicine, mosquito nets or a fish pond.
  • Be active in your giving — volunteer at your local homeless shelter or senior living center; cook a meal or bake cookies for an elderly family member or neighbor.

Help where it’s needed most…

AND get a gift for yourself or someone you care about!

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World Vision has a great program to encourage social good and giving back this holiday season.  With a financial contribution, donors can select one of the 30+ Handcrafted Gifts that can be shared with a loved one and at the same time help a person in need.  Beautiful hand made jewelry, Hand-woven Headbands, plush animals and the gorgeous cinnamon box shown above, plus several others.  These items make beautiful and unique gifts and your donation will go a long way towards helping people in need. So, please!  Consider making a donation this holiday and give a gift to someone who truly needs it!

For more information about this program you can connect to the World Vision USA Facebook page or follow them on Twitter

World Vision makes social good easy this holiday!

THE GIVEAWAY

World Vision has offered one cinnamon box as shown above to one of my readers.  This is a Giveaway Tools contest so follow the direction in the form below to enter to win.

 

This post about social good and giving back this holiday has been sponsored by World Vision but all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can't quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!

Comments

  1. What a great way to give back!

  2. Nearly 2,000 children under age 5 die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe drinking water and spread by lack of basic sanitation and hygiene. This is more than HIV and malaria combined.

  3. marian boll says:

    Sharing and giving for all

  4. Debbie Jackson says:

    I learned i can give a goat and 2 chickens

  5. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I learned that World Vision has provided 5,340 new or rehabilitated wells and water points

  6. Patricia A. Hoffmeister says:

    The ways they have helped to prevent poverty.

  7. I learned they are giving emergency help to victims of Typhoon Haiyan

  8. Tracy Robertson says:

    I learned that World Vision also helps in the US, for example with tornadoes in the midwest.

  9. WV works in nearly 100 different countries.

  10. World Vision has provided 5,340 new or rehabilitated wells and water points

  11. Pauline Milner says:

    Their organization works in almost one hundred countries with all people no matter their situation. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the super blogging.

  12. julie murphy says:

    They have a gift catalog.

  13. I learned that you can give both abroad and to US charities

  14. Melissa Nagy says:

    I learned that you can make a one time contribution if unable to donate monthly.

  15. candy kratzer wenzel says:

    You can pick items from a catalog that part of the donations will benefit World Vision.

  16. Karrie Millheim says:

    You can give Life-Saving Medicines and Supplies

  17. Misha Estrada says:

    I like the animal gifts that you can give.

  18. You can pick specifically what you want to give and search by price, and you can even pick gifts that help here within the USA

  19. susan smoaks says:

    I learned they are praying for peace in Syria.

  20. World Vision has been vetted by 3rd party organizations: Better Business Bureau –
    – Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability – Charity Navigator

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