Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Gift Guide Day2: The World Vision’s Gift Catalog: Gifts That Keeps on Giving



World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Their mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

Unwrap the true meaning of Christmas! Christmas is the time for giving, and with World Vision, your giving a gift that keeps on giving. With World Vision's Gift Catalog, your providing an affordable and meaning gift to a loved one and the proceeds made from that purchase will make a difference in the lives of children and families living in poverty in the U.S and around the world. That's the beauty of these items, the two-for-one benefit they provide.  With a financial contribution, the gift giver selects one of the 36 items that can be given to someone on a holiday gift list and at the same time help a person in need.

I was excited to participate in this review, at first I chose the plush goat, but realizing my kids are going to have a great Christmas, I decided to donate my plush goat to a family that has little. When they emailed me back saying I could donate a real live goat, I jumped on it, knowing it can help a family greatly. With a goat, they will be able to get fresh goat milk for their families, and even have some to sell, to help put their children in school. They can also use the goat poo to help fertilize their crops, to help them to grow. Did you know a healthy dairy goat can give up to 16 cups of milk a day, and that goats milk is easier to digest than cows milk?  I'm happy to know my gift will be a gift that keeps on giving from year to year. Did you also know you can donate a goat in honor of a family member? You can get a cool card saying it was donated in their honor too.


The Gift Catalog also has great gifts, for your loved ones. For instance, they have a really cute plush goat named Gertie, You can buy for yourself or a loved one, and the money spent on the goat will go to their Maximum Impact Fund. At your request, the plush toy will arrive with a beautiful card explaining the impact of the donation. They have a lot of other great things you can donate to or buy for a loved one. 
World Vision has also designed a way for donors to see these gifts in action, in real time through "The True Spirt of Christmas Tour". For the third consecutive year World Vision will be traveling across the world this December to see the impact the goats, sheep and other gifts have on children and families. Donors can now follow "The True Spirt of Christmas" on Facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/truespiritofchristmas)
To learn more visit World Vision's website.

Buy It: You can purchase a real goat to donate to a family in need for $75.00, or you can purchase a Plush Goat for a loved one for $25.00. They have alot of other great items too! So check them out and give a gift that keeps on giving!


*Disclaimer- I was able to donate a live goat to a family in need for this post, All opinions are mine, and 100% true and honest, your opinion may differ.*

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