Giveaway: win an artisan necklace from World Vision Gift Catalog


When the holidays roll around, many people focus so much on Gift Giving Season that they forget to remember the Giving Season and the true meaning of the holidays.  Many parents want to teach their children values of compassion and kindness and sharing blessings with others, and there's no better time or place to do it than during the holidays.  World Vision Gift Catalog is sharing a few ways to do it:

*  Host a house party for friends and family and ask your guests to contribute to a share of a group gift such as a farm animal, winter clothing or school supplies to families in need, or even a water well. Make the selection of the item, how to raise funds for that gift, and the collection of the money a collaborative, group effort.
* After Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping, consider celebrating Giving Tuesday (12/3) and make meaningful, life-changing gift purchases such as medicine, mosquito nets or a fish pond.

* Be active in your giving -- volunteer at your local homeless shelter or senior living center; cook a meal or bake cookies for an elderly family member or neighbor.

* Organize a family giving night and have kids select charitable gifts from an organization such as the World Vision Gift Catalog. Talk with your children about how giving back changes lives of children and families living in poverty and that their efforts truly make a difference.

You can even incorporate the true spirit of giving into your own gift giving, with the World Vision Catalog.  When you shop for presents from the World Vision Gift Catalog, you're not only giving a present to friends and family, you're helping out families from all over the world.

I love the idea of leafing through the World Vision Gift Catalog with my kids.  The catalog has over 250 items that help fight poverty all over the US and the world.  It has stories of hardworking families from all over the world (including the US!) whose lives could benefit from your gift.  With a financial contribution, you can even select one of the 30+ Handcrafted Gifts that can be shared with a loved one and at the same time help a person in need.  World Vision Gift Catalog sent me the Colors of Africa jewelry set to check out:

World Vision Gift Catalog 2013

This gorgeous Zakale jewelry set is handmade from recycled materials by Kenyan artisans reclaiming their own lives from poverty. What a beautiful way to make a difference AND treat yourself or a loved one to a holiday present!


Win a Colors of Africa Bracelet & Earring Set
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a gorgeous Colors of Africa Bracelet & Earring Set
World Vision Gift Catalog 2013
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This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on November 16, 2013; I will draw a winner at random on November 17 and post their name after they confirm acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here.


Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information (in italics) is provided by World Vision. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Debbie Jackson on October 29, 2013 at 3:57 AM said...

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We wrap presents for the Family Giving Tree organization in San Jose CA

Terra H. on October 29, 2013 at 11:15 PM said...

We always donate toys and beauty/health products to families in need. My work also adopts a family each Christmas to donate wants/needs to, and I donate to that. Thanks.
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miriama on October 30, 2013 at 7:14 AM said...

We donate a lot of toys, clothes, etc. My daughter volunteered at the shelter. We actually do this all year round but there seems to be more spirit and help during the holidays.

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jbmthill on November 8, 2013 at 12:33 PM said...

My family takes tags off the tree at our church to help buy gifts for the less fortunate.
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Amelia Drew on November 9, 2013 at 9:36 AM said...

We like to donate to families in need during this time- my daughter really enjoys it!

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We always give to the bell ringers. Then we talk about what we have done and why and who it's benefiting.

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Bongga Mom on November 19, 2013 at 11:48 AM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #50, Shelly!

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