I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I'm finished with my baking, my cooking, almost done cleaning, have a few beds to prepare and an apron and bow tie left to sew. Within 5 hours my family will start arriving from out of town! YIKES.
Thanks for all of the great entries to the giveaway, I enjoyed reading what everyone would like to donate....I'll start emailing you to collect your donations after Christmas. JUST KIDDING!
Have you heard World Vision? They have 46,000 staff members World wide and are in nearly 100 countries! They integraterating lasting solutions to the root causes of poverty and sharing God’s hope for a brighter future.
There are several ways that you can help, here are just a few.....
– Every parent knows one of the best feelings in the world is seeing a
child’s face light up like the Christmas tree as they discover what’s
been left for them by Santa. Donors can pass that same joy along to kids
across the world with their gift of soccer balls, which replace
makeshift balls made of banana leaves or rolled-up trash. The global
popularity of soccer makes this gift a great way to reach out with a
helping hand. $16 for two balls, $32 for four, $48 for six
– Even with all the sweets and treats the holiday season brings, it’s
important to remember nature’s candy—and not just for the figgy pudding!
Donating five, ten, or fifteen fruit trees can help a family feed
itself and start a business. The seed of this gift can blossom for years
as a few trees turns into groves and orchards full of good, healthy
fruit. Partridges not included. $30 for five trees, $60 for ten, $90 for
– World Vision offers donors a variety of livestock to choose from, and
goats are their most popular option. One goat is a valuable source of
milk and fertilizer for a family. The milk provides children with
easy-to-digest protein and calcium, and the fertilizer helps crops
flourish. A gift of two goats sets a family on a path towards success as
shepherds who can start their own flock. $75 for one, $150 for two
Career Training for Girls & Women
– Empower a woman with this investment in skills training, business
education, and, most importantly, hope. With opportunities in weaving,
jewelry-making, baking, dairy farming, and more, this gift helps create
the chance for mothers and daughters to take their future into their own
hands. It’s like they always say: Give a woman a fish, and you feed her
for a day. Teach a woman to fish, and you can change the world.
World Vision also has an amazing Gift Catalog where you can purchase many different ways to give, or even buy a beautiful handcrafted item!
I was given a beautiful Turquiose Necklace, bracelet and earring set to review, and one of my lucky readers can win their very own set!
The photos truly do not give this Drops of Turquoise set justice. It was made by artisans in Delhi who are now able to support their family thanks to fair trade wages. The pieces are large, yet they are not cumbersome, heavy, or overly stated. They truly are beautiful, and I feel honored to have been chosen for a review, and to wear this beautiful set.
Approximate size: 20" long
To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, call 855-WV-GIFTS or use the direct link below:
Now...how about on to the GIVEAWAY!!!
*First, there are a few rules.
-Separate comment for each entry, with email address so you can be notified when you win!!!
-Winner will have 24hrs to respond, or a new winner will be chosen.
-USA only for this one
-The lucky winner will be sent the entire set directly from the company.
HOW TO ENTER:
#1 Visit the World Vision Site and tell me how you would donate
That's all...keeping this short, sweet and simple 'cause I know you're all busy with Christmas right around the corner. Now, what are you waiting for, hurry up and enter so you can win yourself this fabulous gift!
Oh! I almost forgot...the giveaway will end at Midnight on Dec. 23rd!! I will notify the lucky winner here on my blog as well as in an email on the 24th!
**I received these items in exchange for an honest review from Wilks Communications Group