~I received a Cinnamon Box gift for this promotion. However, I donate every Holiday to World Vision Gifts. Opinions and Stories are my own.~
Every year I give tribute to World Vision Gifts, a foundation that I personally contribute towards. Serving over 100 countries, they help provide Child Protection, Education, Economic Development, Work in the U.S., Emergency Assistance (such as Typoon Haiyan) and much, much more. They are wholeheartedly dedicated in helping children and families all across the world.
This Holiday Season you can give a gift that could save a child’s future.
- $10 could fund a child’s education, provide food and shelter or be put towards those in need in the U.S.
- $20 could provide Art & Music Instruction, offer a Birthday Celebration or feed a family in the U.S. for a whole day.
- $25 is $125 worth of food in Africa, $250 in necessities or school supplies in the U.S.; it can fund an orphan, provide Christmas or much needed warm clothing for a child in the U.S. during the winter, provide clean water or maternal health to women in Afghanistan, or even purchase the share of a donkey.
- For those that could give more, $100 could provide $1000 worth of clothes, school supplies, food or even provide safety for an exploited child.
For the price of a couple of your favorite grande latte’s, you can make an incredible impact on someone’s life. You could go in with a few friends, have a family, work or church donation and change the course of someone’s history by providing homes, clean water wells and medicine. Things we often take for granted.
There are also gifts that you can purchase to keep for your own loved ones that also give back to communities and villages across the world. Some examples are:
Colors of Africa Bracelet & Earring Set: This gorgeous Zakale jewelry set is handmade from recycled materials by Kenyan artisans reclaiming their own lives from poverty.
Cinnamon Box: Created from the dried inner bark of Cassia (Cinnamon) trees by skilled artisans in Vietnam; these boxes help families receive social and health insurance as well as the opportunity to apply for scholarship funds.
Hand-woven Headband: This beautiful, 100% cotton headband woven by skilled workers in Lake Atitlan in Guatemala helps address urgent needs of children, families or communities that might otherwise go unmet.
Ornament Set: This set includes three handmade Zakale wire and bead animal trio ornaments from Nairobi.
Gertie the Plush Goat: Gertie is available exclusively through World Vision and represents farm animals that are donated to children and families around the world and provide a steady supply of nutritious food and the surplus can be sold for extra income.
I had received The Cinnamon Box this year from World Vision Gifts for sharing their message. It is beautifully crafted and the scent brings the memories of the holidays. It would make such a special gift, not only to the person you choose to give it to, but also as a gift to others by your donation/purchase.
There are times when many of us get wrapped up in material aspects of the Holidays, forgetting momentarily what the true nature of giving is (myself included). It isn’t about who receives the gift, how much the gift is, how great of a deal you got on it or whether you are getting anything back (gratitude included). It is the act of being a good person, to want to do something good for another person simply for their goodwill. This Holiday I hope we all try to give of what we have in abundance in our homes to those in need in our communities, to offer help to our neighbors, friends or family and to maybe take a moment out and consider providing a child or family in the world with warmth, hope and a reason to celebrate.
Giveaway Winner: Entry #222 Kath B.