As my children get older and we’re learning more about the world around us and just how privileged we are to live in America, I realize how much we can help. By making better choices by giving more and even help by purchasing our gifts from a place they’ll make a difference!
This holiday season, let the scarf around your neck, the ornaments on your tree, or the wooden serving spoons on your table be conversation starters. Make a difference for children and families in impoverished communities and solving the challenges they are facing, such as access to food, clean water, education, and more.
When gift-givers make a holiday donation through World Vision’s Maximum Impact Fund, the gift is used where it’s most needed, tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges. With a donation of $25 or more the donor receives a free gift (a few listed below) to wear, carry, use or give to a loved one. Most of the Maximum Impact Fund items available in the catalog are made by micro-enterprising artisans around the world and the sale proceeds directly benefit their communities.
Here’s a few items you can give as a beautiful gift and make a difference for a family in need:
Give a goat and two chickens. Goats nourish hungry children and families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt. Chickens provide fresh eggs that are rich in protein and nutrients, and extra eggs and chicks can be sold to pay for basics.
Dish up a holiday salad with unique hand-carved serving spoons made with care to benefit orphans in Kenya.
Accessorize for a holiday party with a silk scarf from the coast of Thailand. After the harvest season, the women of Thailand’s Surin Province put down the farming tools and take up the loom to hand-wove the beautiful Sabai scarves.
Fair trade coffee set. Every sip is a reminder of those who’ve been helped.