|Bracelet modeled by my beautiful 4 year old daughter.|
World Vision is a humanitarian non-profit organization that fights against poverty. World Vision helps struggling children and families in the United States and around the world for several decades. With a small donation of $25, one can select one of 36 handcrafted gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalog. This gift option is wonderful because it not only knocks a Christmas gift off of the list, but also helps some one in need. Please consider looking at the World Vision Gift Catalog for your gift giving needs. There are many wonderful options.
I received the Colors of Africa Bracelet and Earring Set. This is a gorgeous Zakale bracelet and earrings set. These crafts are handmade from recycled materials by Kenyan artisans. The colors are absolutely beautiful. I am really looking forward to wearing this jewelry set to holiday parties.
Check out the following video to see how their Gift Guide works:
Between now and December 31st, there are many worthy causes to give to, spreading joy to others and adding to your own year-end tax deductions. But with so many worthy causes to choose from, how can you know where to give? World Vision offers five tips to help with choosing a charity:
1. Find a charity with a track record; review the organization’s IRS tax status, check how it spends money and makes important decisions. Good places to find this information are Charity Navigator and GuideStart. 2. Be thoughtful about an organization’s overhead and administrative costs; cost efficiency is an important factor when choosing a charity, but effectiveness is the key. 3. Ask questions before you give – visit a charity’s website, send an email, or call if you have concerns. 4. See what others are saying about the charity of your choice via social media and trusted online forums. 5. Watch for scams; be on your guard for emails that ask for credit card or other personal information. Check the Better Business Bureau Charity Reviews website (www.bbb.org/charity-reviews) before giving.World Vision is generously giving away another jewelry set to one lucky winner on my blog. You can enter this giveaway by using the Rafflecopter entry form below. (A big thanks to A Fulfilled Mommy for allowing me to take part of the giveaway! And a huge GOOD LUCK to my readers, current and new! I know whoever wins will enjoy this jewelry set!) a Rafflecopter giveaway