Last year I told you about helping others during the holiday season, via purchasing items from World Vision. This year I am happy to report that our beloved Veggie Tales is a supporter of World Vision as well!
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Working in nearly 100 countries around the world (including the USA), World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
"Wherever we work, our prayer is that our efforts will be used by God to heal and strengthen people’s relationships with Him and with one another. We do this by demonstrating God’s unconditional love for all people through our service to the poor — which includes providing for daily needs, working to build peace and promote justice, and partnering with churches and individuals to encourage spiritual transformation."Isn't that what we should be teaching ALL children, especially our own? Teaching your child to think of others is a worthwhile and uplifting experience, for everyone involved. World Visions has wonderful items,in all price ranges, and you know when you make a purchase through them, that you are giving life-sustaining gifts for underprivileged families. from the World Vision Gift Catalog. The catalog overflows with gifts, stories and inspiring photos.
Check out this video to see how the World Visions program works:
World Vision sent me one of their Artisan Beaded Necklaces to review. It is a beautiful semi-precious stone and glass bead necklace, that can be worn long or short, as a bracelet or even a belt (for you skinny people, LOL).
As you can see it has gorgeous glass hearts on the end, and is suitable to wear year round! I like wearing it as a bracelet, and have already had a couple of people ask me where I got it from (I was quite happy to direct them to the World Vision website!)! It is quite sturdy and the beads are very solid, yet it catches the light amazingly! Your friends will be jealous of this one!
The best thing is knowing that when you purchase such a great gift, your money is doing something GREAT. It's not putting profit in someone's pocket, it's HELPING someone who not only needs it, but appreciates it, AND you are showing the true meaning of Christmas. It may seem odd to say you are giving a goat for Christmas, but a gift that helps to end hunger? There is no price on that! So help educate YOUR friends and family about World Vision, and their goals!
Be sure to check out the “The True Spirit of Christmas Tour” Facebook page at www.facebook.com/