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This Holiday season buy a gift for someone who really needs it’s dis less fortunate. This Christmas, Share Big Dreams with a Gifts that Teach Giving, you can change lives of children living in poverty. Around 400 million children in the world under the ages of 13 live in extreme poverty. Especially in the U.S, extreme poverty has hit a high, over 1.6 million households with children are living on less than $2 per person, per day.
This Christmas shoppers can help fight poverty by improving the lives of children with life-saving gifts from the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog. This 2014 Christmas season marks the 19th annual edition of the World Vision Gift Catalog, it has been around since 1996.
This catalog gives shoppers over 100 ways to improve the lives of children through gifts such as clean water, food, medicine, education,job training, and small business loans amongst many other gifts. Gifts this catalog range in price from $10 to $39,000. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make an impact, there are many items in the World Vision Gift Catalog that are under $20.
Some examples of life changing gifts include:
-Feeding a family in the U.S for a day for $18, give a child a backpack full of school supplies for $22 or help disaster relief in the U.S for $50
-Gift a goat for $75. A goat will not on,y nourish a hungry family with to 16 cups of milk a day, but the surplus milk can also be sold at the market for extra income to buy school supplies or medicine. Even the manure from the goat can be used at fertilizer to fertilize crops and vegetable gardens.
-Give kids in developing countries the books and tools they need to fulfill their potential and lift themselves out of poverty. A gift of $100 provides $800 worth of supplies likes textbooks, desks, teaching materials, and more.
-You can make a donation buy something for yourself, friend or family member. Buying things like coffee, totes, jewelry, and servings spoons. The money will be donated to help children in need around the world.
In the 2013 fiscal year, more than 186,000 donors purchased more than 475,000 items that raised over $33.7 million. These items bought helped over 844,000 people around the world!
There are more than 100 meaningful gifts contained in the World Vision Catalog, more than 30 gifts in the catalog are $35 or less, including items like school supplies, job training, and even chickens.
Visit, www.worldvisiongifts.org to read more about giving a gift to help children and families in poverty. Also, you can make an order online shopping through more than 250 items.
You can even choose to have a card sent in honor of a loved one along with donating. If you want to just make a general donation, you can donate to the Where Most Needed Fund.
This Christmas season I definitely plan on buying some gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalog. I love helping people, and any chance I get to do so I take that chance.