Ask Away...: I Sponsored a Child from World Vision + A Giveaway

Friday, October 23, 2015

I Sponsored a Child from World Vision + A Giveaway

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So a few years back before things in my life got crazy I had sponsored a child through World Vision.   Life got very crazy and I had to cut back on every single expense when I moved back home with my parents. I actually had to end my sponsorship which devastated me.       But that's in the past.    Now - 3 years later I am ready to give it a go again and this time I'm fully committed.

I'm always careful with who I donate to but I really trust and stand by World Vision.  World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with kids and families as well as their communities all around the world to help them reach their full potential and tackle the causes of poverty and injustice.  They work in about 100 countries across the world and serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.  They believe in a full solution to poverty and injustice and they provide emergency assistance to kids and families affected by disasters and conflict. World Vision also partners with communities for long-term solutions to alleciate poverty and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor.   One of the services World Vision offers is the ability to sponsor a child.

When you sponsor a child, you get to choose a boy or girl in need for an ongoing commitment of just $39 a month.  You are the only sponsor for that child.  You get a packet with photos and more and your child can send you letters and you can send letters back. You can also send their community gifts and you can even send little trinkets to your child. It's amazing because you get the opportunity to watch the child and their community grow. You can send them emails, cards, photos, packages, and even visit them!

As socially responsible giving grows in popularity a lot of people wonder what products actually impact society or where they can find them.  Sadly, lack of knowledge is a major reason people don't shop in a socially responsible way.  So I'm helping you today by sharing the 2015 World Vision Gift Catalog.  it has more than 250 poverty-fighting gifts that range in price from $16 to $39,000.   These gifts improve the life of struggling kids and families in the US and around the world.  So when you are shopping for Christmas gifts this year, consider selecting something from the World Vision Catalog!




One of the items I'd like to showcase is this gorgeous Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace!  This necklace is 46" and it's handmade by an artisan from Bali who has overcome tremendous difficulties to help children get the education she never got herself.  Each necklace is unique.  It's cost is $85 but that makes a huge impact in Bali!


I love the beautiful colors and the careful craftsmanship.  This is a high quality piece of jewelry and I will surely treasure it for years to come.   It's always nice to make a fashion statement that has a great cause behind it.




But I have a special surprise for you guys - one of you will get this necklace as well!


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15 comments:

  1. It's always great to sponsor and when financially you no longer can't it doesn't mean anything negative about you! That necklace is lovely!!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  2. http://donate.worldvision.org/ways-to-give/by-category/handcrafted-gifts/silver-vines-cuff

    Beautiful design!

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  3. Hi Ellen! First let me say thanks for the sweet comment or two that you've left at my blog in the last week. It's always nice to meet someone new in blogland.

    I'm with you on the donations! It's hard to know where the money is being used wisely and it takes some research. I think supporting a child is an absolutely awesome thing to do. Don't you love that you blog can spread the word for something so important?

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    1. Yes I love that i can spread the word and motivate others to hopefully do the same as me. Blogging is such a positive thing :) Thanks for stopping by Stacey! Means a lot!

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  4. There are so many "gifts" I like from World Vision. I like the fact they seek to create sustainable income for those people they are seeking to help. I like the animal gifts you can donate because they not only help the family but can also multiply.

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  5. My favorite item is the Silver Vines Cuff. It's handmade and just gorgeous.

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  6. I love the hand-woven-thai-purse. It's gorgeous and I love that it's handmade.

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  7. I like, "28 Farm Animals," because it could help a family/community feed and support itself. http://donate.worldvision.org/ways-to-give/by-category/animals/28-farm-animals

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