World Vision Gift Ideas & Balinese Necklace [Giveaway, Ended 12/10]

If you aren't familiar with them, World Vision offers a fantastic concept in gift giving. Featuring more than 250 items which are available either online or from their print catalog, each purchase you make will help improve the quality of life for women, children and families in the U.S. and around the world. Browsing their catalog is heart warming, full of beaming, smiling faces hoping for a chance to go to school, have clean water become available nearby, or to welcome a new goat to the family! Yes, those are real things you can purchase through World Vision, and donate to a family or child in need. Here's a cool example. For $35, you can donate 5 ducks to a hungry family in the Phillipines! They'll benefit from hundreds of large, protein-rich eggs all year long. Extra duck eggs and hatched ducklings can be sold to buy medicine or help send a child to school. A duck also offers valuable down-feathers, famous for their thermal insulation and padding — great for use … [Read more...]