There are so many people in need — both here in the US and throughout the world. With Christmas right around the corner, we all have somebody we don't know what to get. They have everything and need for nothing. Well, a gift in their name is just what you need! The World Vision's catalog has nearly 250 items ranging from $16 to $39,000 that help children and families in need. Included in the catalog this year are several items that foodies on everyone’s gift list might enjoy such as:
- Two chickens that provide a daily supply of eggs (with plenty of protein and 13 essential vitamins and minerals) – $25
- Feed a family in the US for a day with a Family Food Kit which includes nutritious meals like oatmeal, lentil soup or pasta, and a bean and rice casserole – $16
- Ten fruit trees such as apple trees, orange trees, and mango trees provide the vitamins and nutrients growing kids need – $60
- A dairy cow that can give as much as 5,000 gallons of milk in its lifetime – $500
In addition to the items above, World Vision offers several Maximum Impact Fund gifts that help answer specific, urgent needs of children and families that might otherwise go unmet. One such gift is the Fair-Trade Coffee Set which includes coffee from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica blended by OneCup.org delivered in a bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women. It is accompanied by a hand-carved olivewood scoop made to benefit over 200 orphans of the Kamba tribe.
This is truly easy and great way to help others and unwrap a better tomorrow. It is also a great way to introduce helping others to your children. With the catalog, you can actually see that you are making a difference! I loved that my kids wanted to send other kids toys.
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Since I think this is such a great cause, I have arranged for one lucky reader to win a Fair-Trade Coffee Set. Here's what you need to do: