Artisan Jewelry from World Vision Give Away

With Christmas fast approaching, everyone is starting to shop for gifts that would be just perfect for each person on their list. I am truly blessed with a nice house, wonderful family, and fuzzy slippers to wear when the weather gets cold.  What else could a mom need, right?  Well, if you are a mom who happens to live in a rural part of a poor country maybe instead of fuzzy slippers you need a few chickens.  And instead of the latest technological toy you might prefer a goat to provide milk for your family.  World Vision lets you give this type of gift to people who aren’t as blessed as you might be.  When you make your donation, you can also get a little something for yourself (or a friend!) like adorable plush animals or artisan jewelry .  What is World Vision, you ask?  Here is a little bit about them from their website:

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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 causes of poverty and injustice.  The millions of people we serve include earthquake and hurricane survivors, abandoned and exploited children, survivors of famine and civil war, refugees, and children and families in communities devastated by AIDS in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  Our extensive global infrastructure enables us to respond where the need is greatest, anywhere in the world.

Whether it’s for the tax deduction or the warm fuzzy feeling giving to others generates, most Americans plan to make a charitable donation over the holiday season. In fact, nearly 60 percent of Americans say they’ll donate between Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to a survey reported in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.  With World Vision, you can make a donation to a family who is really struggling.   You can choose to support someone either here in the US or abroad.  You can also choose the TYPE of donation you would like to make…whether you want to help provide clean drinking water, a few chickens, education for a child or many other categories. There are also many price ranges to choose from so don’t think you have to spend a ton of money (although I am sure that would be appreciated!).  Every donation matters, no matter how small!

If you don’t know exactly where your donation would do the most good, you can choose to donate to the World Vision Gift Catalog Maximum Impact Fund.  You can select one of 36 Maximum Impact items that can be given to a loved one and at the same time help a person in need.  You can choose to give your family members or friends a gift from the World Vision Catalog and by doing so you will be helping provide funds for areas that are struggling to provide the most basic of necessities.  Items like Fair Trade coffee, silk scarves, hand carved Christmas ornaments and many other unique items would make this holiday special not only for YOUR gift recipient but for someone else, as well.


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Artisan Jewelry


For my review I was sent the Artisan Beaded Necklace to try out.   This glass-bead necklace is handmade in Thailand and can be worn several different ways — even as a multi-strand bracelet.  Approximate size of this necklace is 44″ around or 22″ long when worn as a single necklace. The colors of the beads may vary slightly in each necklace given that it is hand made and each one is unique.   It is perfect for the fashionista on your shopping list!

I absolutely loved this unique piece of jewelry.  You can wear it either as a necklace (double or single stranded) or as a bracelet as shown above if you wrap it several times around your wrist.  The glass beads are extremely vibrant in color and they are all strung together securely on a flexible string that seems to be a cross between coated string and wire.  It is very flexible without being flimsy.  This seems like a very well made piece of jewelry and I love the beautiful splash of color it gives my outfit.

If you are considering making a charitable donation this holiday season, I really recommend you check out World Vision.  Your donation will go towards a good cause and you can gift this jewelry to someone on your Christmas list!


To help those affected by Superstorm Sandy during the week of November 26th, any gift of food, clothing or school supplies for children in the U.S. given through World Vision’s Gift Catalog ( will be designated for the Christian humanitarian agency’s Sandy relief efforts.


This is a Rafflecopter giveaway so follow the directions in the form to enter.  This giveaway ends at midnight EST on November 30th, 2012

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About Diane

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!


  1. I love World Vision. I've given to them before. I didn't learn anything new since I know about them already but I love the different ways you can give! I love the Christmas gifts they offer.
  2. I learned that not only do they help 100 countries, they also help out in the United States with hurricane Sandy. :)
  3. Mary Beth Elderton says:
    I love the good work that World Vision does and used to contribute when times were better for me. I love most that they provide things that make families' lives livable.
  4. I learned they help 100 countries
  5. Lori Thomas says:
    I learned World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender
  6. I'm a big fan of World Vision for a long time now, I love all that they do.
  7. debbie jackson says:
    learned i can give a goat to someone in need so cool
  8. Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
  9. I learned that in 2011, 86 percent of World Vision's total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need.
  10. tina reynolds says:
    you can raise your hand to keep a child alive past 5
  11. 86% of their expense goes to their programs.
  12. Carrie Phelps says:
    I learned that nearly 10 percent of the population in the United States lives below the poverty line, according to Census Bureau estimates.
  13. Megan Parsons says:
    I learned that they are helping those hit by Hurricane Sandy
  14. i learned they are working in over 100 countries around the world
  15. Hello, thanks for this giveaway! I had heard about World Vision before but I didn't know they were working in so many countries and also currently helped the victims of Sandy.
  16. This is a great organization! I didn't know they had a blog!
  17. They are a Christian humanitarian group that helps people around the world.
  18. susan hartman says:
    World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization.
  19. World Vision is a Christian group.
  20. I learned that, in 2011, 86% of their operating expenses were used to help families and children.
  21. rochelle johnson says:
    World Vision works in U.S. urban and rural areas, providing poverty relief services that give hope to those in need and resources to those who are leading the way in the fight against poverty here at home.
  22. I have been a world vision sponsor since 2006, but I didn't realize they worked in 100 countries.
  23. jenny green says:
    I learned how to sponsor a child
  24. World Vision does really good works and I love that it gives you a sense of where exactly the donation is going.
  25. Amy Peschel says:
    Very informative.
  26. In West Africa, hunger is stalking some 15 million people; nearly 3 million children under the age of 5 across the region are affected by the food crisis. They have many donation packages that can saves familys
  27. krista grandstaff says:
    I had no idea that they were set up for so many different ways to help... funding a micro loan is something we have recently looked into doing as a family...
  28. They are in 100 countrie worldwide
  29. Kayleen Considine says:
    I learned that World Vision not only helps other countries but they help the U.S. as well. I think that is very important because for years I have thought organizations have done so much to help other countries but there are children in the United States that are starving and need help but I don't think they are getting the help they need.
  30. learned that they are Working in nearly 100 countries around the world,
  31. They serve close to 100 million people.
  32. I learned that they serve close to 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the world.
  33. I learned that World Vision was assisting with Sandy relief efforts. sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net
  34. I learned that I can choose where my donation goes, like to Clothing, Food, Emergency Aid, etc.
  35. Celebrate the season Enjoy a World Vision Artist Christmas concert.
  36. Learned that World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide by tackling the causes of poverty.
  37. i learned that they have gifts in all kinds of price ranges. My favorite: the sewing machine.
  38. They serve motivated by their faith in Jesus...
  39. Jessica Rose says:
    I learned that you can donate a goat!
  40. kimberly holgate says:
    i didnt know you could give gifts of animals to people in other countrys that sounds interesting
  41. Liberty Boblett says:
    World Vision helps is so many ways! From Water, to farm animals, to business loans for women! Great organization!
  42. Alison Wood says:
    World Vision is an incredible organization. They help nearly 100 different countries in need of aid.
  43. 86% of money goes to programs to help people.
  44. Jessamine Marie Ricafort Dungo says:
    You can give livestock :)
  45. I learned they help people where ever they need help from Hurricane Sandy victims to people on the other side of the world!!!
  46. Sarah Blake says:
    I learned you can donate to help feed families in the USA through them.
  47. Seyma Shabbir says:
    They have child sponsorship, help feed, clothe children.
  48. kimberly bhatti says:
    world vision is Working in nearly 100 countries around the world
  49. I like that they help families locally and around the world.
  50. Rachael Henzman says:
    I learned that World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization! Thanks for the giveaway!
  51. The monies raised helps the poor.
  52. Melanie Schemanski says:
    Kris Allen is a sponsor for World Vision
  53. I learned that they are in nearly 100 countries fighting injustice and poverty! sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com
  54. World vision works in nearly 100 countries!

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