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Monday, November 8, 2010

CLOSED: Getting Ready For The Holidays: World Vision: Building A better World For Children: Win A Handcrafted Thai Bracelet

Extend Holiday Dollars through the World Vision Gift Catalog – presents of hope and healing

Global giving changes the lives of children and spreads year-round joy

As the economy continues to struggle, shoppers will look for ways to extend their holiday dollar. What better way than giving two gifts for the price of one – honor a person by name and give a gift that has real-life implications for a family in need? This year meaningful, useful gifts can be purchased through the World Vision Gift Catalog, as 89 percent of donations received go to programs helping children and families overcome poverty in nearly 100 countries.

Each of the 35 pages in the catalog overflows with gifts, inspiring stories and photos. The catalog offers more than 100 poverty-fighting gifts ranging in price from $16 to $39,000 that can be purchased in the name of a family member, teacher, co-worker or child, including many affordable items under $30.

“The global economic crisis and food shortages are pushing millions deeper into poverty,” says World Vision Gift Catalog National Director Devin Hermanson. “I know that people are feeling strapped, but for as little as $25 someone can donate a pair of chickens to a family. Those chickens, as they lay eggs, grow and multiply can change generations of lives in a community. There are plenty of other choices in the World Vision Gift."

Catalog that are both inexpensive and tremendously powerful in impact. Since the World Vision Gift Catalog was first introduced in 1996, new gifts have been introduced each year. Its popularity as a gift-giving alternative has grown substantially with more than 100,000 purchases made last year. Goats remain the most popular item -- over 50,000 goats were given to families around the world.

Giving a gift from the catalog is more than making a cash donation in a loved one’s name; gift givers can select items that match the hobby or interest of the recipient, for example:
- A gardener may like hybrid or drought-resistant seeds for a farmer ( $17), page 22
- The sports enthusiast could get a kick out of four soccer balls donated to a school ( $32), page 31
- A co-worker might appreciate job training supplies given to a women needing skills and business training ($25), page 14
- The kid in all of us would understand the importance of nurturing playful imagination ($35 provides $385 worth of new toys), page 16
- A foodie knows the importance of eggs, milk and meat in a diet and would see the value of a gift of a goat and two chickens ($100), page 5

January 12 marks the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Millions of children and families continue to suffer; many are still homeless and hungry. The gift catalog includes items that will aid children and families in Haiti including:

- Food such as beans, flour and cooking oil as well as agricultural support, health care and other life-saving help ($25 provides $100 worth of care), page 26
- Fast Track Frame shelters, designed to safely withstand earthquakes and high-wind hurricanes, are created from concrete, steel tubing and recycled materials ($50 provides $200 worth of building supplies), page 26

After purchasing a Gift Catalog item, the person in whose name the gift was given will receive a special card describing the item as well as its impact.
One lucky person will win this beautiful Handcrafted Thai Bracelet

- Visit th Gift Catalog & tell me a favorite gift
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Open to US residents only & must 18 years old at the time of entry. Giveaway will end on Nov. 23rd @ 11:59 pm EST & a winner will be chosen by I will email the winner & the winner will have 72 hours to respond before choosing another winner. I received free samples to properly conduct this review & the opinions of this product are solely mine.

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