It's also easy to become so wrapped up in our own Holiday plans that we forget that there are others in the world who are not so fortunate. People who not only don't get a Christmas as we know it, but who also have to struggle to survive. There are families who don't have proper shelter, food, or even clothing. There are children who cannot receive a proper education or a shot at a decent life because their families simply cannot afford it. In some parts of the world, the things we take for granted every single day are considered luxuries that most cannot afford.
While it is heartbreaking that such poverty exists in a world that is full of so much prosperity and wealth, you can make a difference this Holiday season. YOU can do something that may be seen as a small gesture, but will change the lives of poverty-stricken families forever.
By choosing to shop from the World Vision Gift Catalog, you will not only receive wonderful gifts for your loved ones, but you'll also give life-changing gifts to those in need. For example, goats nourish hungry children and families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt. Goats also give a much-needed income boost by providing offspring and extra dairy products for sale at the market. In addition to providing a goat, you'll also receive Gertie the Plush Goat to keep or pass on to a loved one as a reminder of how you've helped change lives!
This is just one of the gift examples you'll find at World Vision. You can also choose to give directly to those who need it most, with gifts of livestock and chickens, clean water, medications, education, and even help for exploited women and girls. There are gifts available in lots of categories and to fit every budget. You can even enlist friends and family to pool resources together to give a more substantial gift, such as a home for a mother and her children. What costs us relatively little can literally make the difference between life and death to people in these impoverished nations.
HOW TO CONNECT :
The World Vision catalog can be seen here. There are tons of different items you can purchase to help out a child or family in need.
You can also connect with the World Vision Gift Catalog on Facebook and on Pinterest! Please spread the word and help make someone's Holiday season a whole lot brighter!
WIN IT !
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive a DVD copy of "VeggieTales-The League of Incredible Vegetables: A Lesson in Handling Fear" of their own from the generous folks at World Vision! How cool is that?!
This sweepstakes is open to US residents 18+ until 11:59PM EST on November 25,2012. Void where prohibited, No purchase necessary. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Winner will be drawn using Rafflecopter's random number generator and will be notified via e-mail. Once notification is sent, winner will have 48 hours to claim their prizes. All entries will be verified, so please play fairly and keep it fun for everyone!
***Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***