Here is my all time favorite for Crazed Mind's 2009 Gift Guide! The World Vision Gift Catalog. And I can not say it any better than they can. So folks, here is the best deal and true meaning of a giving season.
Through the World Vision Gift Catalog, you can make a donation to dozens of different projects around the world to help children and families in need. It’s much better than giving an impersonal gift card or a last-minute purchase like a sweater, and the donations can go a long way to promoting health and wellness in the developing world. These items make great gifts for moms, dads, grandparents AND children! The World Vision Gift Catalog is a wonderful opportunity to give great, inexpensive gifts that no one will want to exchange.
The World Vision gifts are a great value for people trying to pinch their pennies and please their loved ones. And they stretch a family’s “giving dollars” this year because, thanks to corporate product donations and government matching grants, many of the gifts will help provide much more than the $25 gift! A sampling of inexpensive gift items include:
- $16 will buy two soccer or basketballs for a child
- $17 will buy improved hybrid or drought-resistant seeds for a nourishing harvest and income
- $18 will buy enough bed nets to protect an entire family from malaria
- $25 will provide $350 worth of school supplies in the U.S.
- $25 buys two chickens to provide a lasting source of nutrition and income for a family
They would like to offer one free gift from the catalog as a holiday giveaway for you. The free gift is a Thai necklace. All you have to do is visit World Vision Gift Catalog and tell me what you would pick as a gift to give to others. (This is mandatory to enter.) You can also have extra entries too. Additional entries can all be done with a separate comment for each for following, having my button, twittering, links on face book, sending others to the giveaway (they have to credit you) and blogging about this great giveaway. Make sure that I can contact you some how in order to let you know if your the winner.
Here are the great links you can also use from Facebook, Twitter and of course to World Vision itself.
You can also do that one more extra step too. Pop over to hotelscombined.com. They are doing a monetary donation for those who also want to use facebook, twitter and blogs to support World Vision. Add the graphic below to your blog sidebar and they will send $20 to World Vision. Now that is easy. Spread the word through being a facebook fan and they will send a $5 donation. Follow them on twitter and tweet for a $10 dontation. That could be $35 of donations sent just from each of us doing what we do best. Social networking to help others.