We take things for granted. Oh, it’s not malicious or even our intention, but we grew up in privileged society and don’t realize how it is for other kids, people. Like, for example, what is it like not having fresh water? How about medicine or proper clothing? Could we do without vaccinations or an education? There are lots of children and families around the world where the lack of substantive necessities of life are not only missing but nonexistent.
If you feel socially responsible or want to do something valid, you might have come up against step #2: how to find and disburse products that will make a difference to those less advantaged. Lack of knowledge is often the reason people do not increase their socially responsible shopping. Lifestyle Examiner is here to introduce you to an organization and a place to purchase gifts where your money or generosity could make a huge difference in someone’s life, a family’s independence, or a local community’s industry.
“Like, for example, what is it like not having fresh water?”
You most likely have heard the adage about teaching people to fish, thereby making them independent and helping them to feel new-found confidence. This organization, World Vision, is the answer to directing your help. WorldVision.org allows you to choose an animal, or buy real gifts thereby supporting World Vision’s mission. Visit the website or order the catalog. Inside you will see what kind of magic can be achieved by your gift.
For example, you can purchase chickens (2 for $25) and ducks (3 for $21) with your donation—which will provide eggs and meat, plus, multiply to help a whole family, and it’s a great gift. You can also buy a child a goat ($75) or sheep ($126)—for milk, cheese and wool. There are other life gifts from the smallest chicks to a cow or an ox! World Vision Gift Catalog has more than 250 poverty-fighting gifts, ranging in price from $16 to 39,000, that would improve the quality of life for struggling children and families in the U.S. and around the world.
If you want to Christmas shop, buy a birthday gift, or a graduation present for your favorite girl, the catalog has a Royal Silk scarf of beautiful craftsmanship from Vietnam’s Ma Chu Villagers for a donation of $95; look at the Silver Vines cuff ($85) made by artisans in India, or a Turquoise Bead necklace from Delhi at $85.
Who is World Vision? World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.
They work in nearly 100 countries around the world, and serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. And more than every $1 (Dollar) gets invested in local communities that benefit children and families.
Okay, enough of hearing from us: look at the gifts, buy your presents from them and make a difference. Simply visit he website or get a catalog and you, too, will feel you’ve made a difference.
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