Making A Difference With World Vision {Giveaway}

Looking for ways to make a difference this season? Here are three good ways to do so, courtesy of World Vision:

•Volunteer Virtually: Not everyone is able to physically volunteer, but you can volunteer virtually by donating food kits online through World Vision. Each ‘kit’ contains enough food to feed a family of five for one day ($16 per kit).

• Give a Meaningful Gift: World Vision’s Gift Catalog has hundreds of gifts such as goats, fresh water wells, and life- saving medicines that can be given in the name of a family member, teacher, co-worker or child and help one of more than 825,000 people around the world who benefit from gift catalog items. Gifts range in price from $16 to $39,000, and there are more than 250 items online to choose from. After purchasing a Gift Catalog item, the person whose name the gift was given in, can receive a special card describing the gift and its impact.

•Teach Generosity: Help children understand the importance of generosity and giving to others. World Vision’s Gift Catalog can be a helpful educational tool. The Pendleton family, of Colorado, adopted their son from Kazakhstan. When he saw the Mongolian Ger in the catalog, he immediately wanted to buy one for people in his homeland. “I didn’t know how to explain to a 10-year-old that $1,862 is a lot of money, so I didn’t,” said mom Amy. “And sure enough, he raised it all!”

I shared how my four year old created a “giving list” from the World Vision catalog. You can read that post here.

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 GIVEAWAY:

One of my readers will win an Artisan Beaded Necklace from World Vision

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Leave a comment telling me how you give back to others

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Subscribe to this blog via email or RSS {look in the upper right hand corner}

4) Comment on another blog post

Giveaway ends December 23, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I received a scarf from World Vision but this is a cause that’s important to me and all thoughts are my own.)

Comments

  1. Ellen Casper says

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

  2. We give back to others by volunteering our time and donating goods and money to charity.

  3. I am an email subscriber.

  4. debbie jackson says

    we adopt a family for christmas debbie jackson
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  5. debbie jackson says

    sub rss debbie jackson
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  6. We bought items and sent to the troops with the Boy Scouts tonight. We also bought Christmas gifts for an organization through our Church.

  7. email subscriber

  8. our family volunteers together almost weekly

  9. subscriber

  10. Chasity Boatman says

    I try to make a difference by doing random acts of kindness.

  11. We love World Vision! My son wants to give the mosquito net from the World Vision catalog.

    One way we are giving back is we are adopting a few homeless families in our area to help give them a better Christmas.

  12. I shared this giveaway on Facebook (user name Missy Gill)

  13. Paul T/Pauline T says

    I tweeted about this giveaway @emscout9 (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)…https://twitter.com/emscout9/status/280521506432360452

  14. Paul T/Pauline T says

    I am an email subscriber (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

  15. I’ve always done some type of volunteering of my time….but right now we give to the food bank and collect toys and things for the kids at Ronald McDonald House.

  16. I don’t have a lot of money, but I do give back to others when I can, little things that I think probably make a difference. Last week, I was walking in the thrift store and there was a very elderly lady standing outside by a van. She was broken down, and desperate to get to her job as a care taker for a housebound man. She was obviously quite upset, and asked me if I would take her about two miles down the road for $10. I said I was happy to take her, but I did not want her money. I could tell she was touched, and she told me that she had been there for an hour asking people and no one would consider taking her. I try to give back to my community with kindness.
    laura.cooper2(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/Cooper2Laura/status/280909592190398464
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  18. I subscribed via Google reader.
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  19. I commented on your Potty Training post, which is a truly awesome post!
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  20. We give back through our local church :)

  21. volunteer at hospital

  22. I volunteer at a local historic site.

  23. I volunteer with a cat rescue organization in my town, as well as donate to another animal shelter that one of my cats came from. My husband and I are also regular blood donations. The town library also does a “Food for Fines” program during the holidays, and with the amount of fines I get I end up donating A LOT haha

  24. Subscribed via email

  25. I give back to my community by giving grants to small businesses 3 times a year.

  26. This year my son and I adopted an elderly man from the nursing home for Christmas.

  27. We always give back by donating our gently used clothing and also by donating to Toys for Tots or the Angel Trees every Christmas season.

  28. I give back often. I give clean non-damaged/stained clothing and used furniture to goodwill on a regular basis.

  29. I shared his giveaway on FB via Mikki Cross

  30. I subscribe via email

  31. I entered the Eucerin giveaway

  32. I give back by donating time to school projects.

  33. Molly Bussler says

    I save soda tabs, for the local cancer center, they receive money for them, to help patients pay medical services, etc.

  34. Molly Bussler says
  35. Molly Bussler says

    Subscriber to your blog, by email

  36. I give back through the church.

  37. giving to food pantries

  38. We pay it forward by donating to our family favorite charities each Boxing Day.

  39. I give back by volunteering at my daughters school and our church

  40. We give back by helping others when they need help.

  41. I like to give back by donating unwanted clothes and goods to charity

  42. Jennifer Reed says

    I give back to others by participating in charity events and giving donations whenever possible.

  43. I volunteer when I have time.

  44. We give back through Angel Tree, Operation Christmas Child and donations to local food banks.

  45. I give to local food drives and donate clothes.

  46. I subscribe to this blog!

  47. I like to give back by using my God-given talent for singing. I go to two different homeless shelters in our area and lead the people in worship.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Tiffers77@yahoo.com

  48. I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  49. susan wiener says

    I give back to others by making them smile, telling jokes and being there for them.

  50. susan wiener says

    shared on fb as susan wiener.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

  51. susan wiener says

    email sub. ‘n RSS sub.

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  52. i like to coupon and i share my stock pile with those who dont have much. i enjoy giving to others.

  53. i am sharing on facebook Elaine Bolduc
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  54. i have subscribe via email bolduc.elaine@yahoo.ca

  55. We sponsor a child in another country

  56. Subscribed to blog

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