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...]

World Vision & Thirty-One Gifts Join #GivingTuesday With Hope Kits

World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts have partnered in a beautiful campaign to supply "Hope Kits" to women in poverty.  Each Hope Kit has been assembled with care, and is a tote filled with hygiene supplies which will then be donated to a woman or girl in need in the U.S. Poverty in America is real and affects millions of vulnerable women and children every day. The Shriver Report on Women in America, released in January, provides a bleak outlook of the financial state of women and children: 1 in 3 American women -  42 million women, plus 28 million children - either live in poverty or are right on the brink of it. I think this is a heart warming campaign, and love the thought of how each recipient will feel when they receive their lovely, much needed tote of essential items that will no doubt leave them feeling pampered for a nice change. How can you help? Join #GivingTuesday on December 2, 2014 Join World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts in celebrating generosity during the … [Read more...]