people think holiday gifts are meant to be wrapped with a bow, but the truth is
that more than 800,000 people around the world were impacted by gifts last year
through World Vision’s Gift Catalog that didn’t come with decorative
paper or ribbon.
The catalog offers more than
250 gifts online and in the print version ranging in price from $16 to $39,000.
These gifts can be purchased in the name of a family member, teacher, co-worker
or child, including many affordable items under $50. Gifts available include,
but are not limited to:
($75): One of the most popular gift
items because its milk provides protein for children and the surplus can be
a family in the US for a day ($16): Here
in the United States, 1 in 5 children lives in poverty. Gift givers can help
restore hope to families that have been struck by disaster, homelessness or job
child’s education ($32): Supplying
school fees, textbooks, paper and pencils will help a child reach their full
($150): Beekeeping is a sustainable,
year-round way to generate income and is a great source of nutritious,
medicinal honey and beeswax.
water well ($13,700): A well can
provide more than 2,800 gallons of fresh water every day – enough for up to 300
people – for years to come.
best part about these gifts is that they are self-sustainable. For example,
goats given to communities in Africa are purchased in Africa. This allows
transformational community development within the most poverty-stricken
the plush goat toy represents one of the most popular gift items from the World
Vision’s gift Catalog. More than 20,000 goats were purchased last year.
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* We received a complimentary Gertie, plush goat for review no financial compensation was received.