Disclosure: I did receive a sample box filled with beautiful handcrafted items made by artisans around the world from 2017 World Vision Gift Catalog. No other compensation was given to me for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.
One of the biggest issues many people have with giving to a charity, is that overhead costs eat up too much of the donations. At World Vision, you can see the tranparency and note much is rolled back into the community programs. Read more here.
9% Fundraising + 6% Management, 85% to Programs
In 2016, 85% of World Vision’s total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need. Read more here.
The World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog offers many types of gifts, including “in the name of” to help the hungry. Hubby got this lovely gift of a goat and two chickens as well as 10 Small Farm Animals from me.
Look for these types of donations under Animals and Agriculture. The gift donations range in price from $25 to $2975, so a price-point for everyone.
There are also plenty of lovely items in the 2017 World Vision Holiday Gift Catalog that make perfect gifts for you to wrap and place under the tree (or buy for yourself!)
Hope Bracelet by Patricia Heaton. Designed by Emmy® winner Patricia Heaton exclusively for World Vision and handmade by artisans in India who are thriving through fair trade business. The cost is $100.
Adjustable. Approximate size: 2.5″ W x 2.5″ H x 1.5″ D. Each is unique – size and color may vary slightly.
Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $30.
The ring in that photo is also new foor 2017. You can find the Wraparound Ring by clicking here. For $65 you’ll receive this beautiful wraparound ring that was made by fair trade artisans in India.
Adjustable. Each is unique – colors and size may vary slightly.
Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $22.
There are also gifts for the home, such as this African Soap Box. Mine was made in Kenya, and is heavy as well as beautiful. The cost is $85.
his ornate hand-carved soapstone box is etched and designed by local artisans in Kenya. Using this sustainable resource these artisans are lifting themselves and their families out of poverty.
Approximate size: 2 ½” x 5 ¼” x 1 ½”
When requesting the soapstone box, please note your gift is tax-deductible less the fair market value of $20.
Every gift is handmade, so therefore unique. The Tree of Life Votive Holder is amazing! You can see where it was put together in the photo above (ok, so Courtney had to point it out to me, I didn’t notice!)
This lovely votive holder is handmade from cast-off metals. The artisans in India work hard to raise themselves out of poverty and help light the way for their children’s education.
Approximate size: 6″ tall
$75 Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $11.
This Upcycled Artisanal Bowl is simply amazing. You can see above how it was worked together. That is a close-up of the inside of the bowl.
This stunning bowl is up-cycled from reclaimed industrial waste such as wires and metal. Artisans in India have hand bent and soldered each piece into inspirational shapes to create this artistic and elaborate bowl that is great as a decorative piece or to hold special items.
$135 Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $40.
There are a lot of products for sale at the 2017 World Vision Gift Catalog. If you are looking for unique holiday gifts, something different for yourself, or a donation to help people in third world countries, definitely check out the 2017 World Vision Gift Catalog.
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