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Gifts that Keep On Giving from World Vision Canada

Gifts that Keep On Giving from World Vision Canada

Christmas is less than three months away (shriek!). Cue the yearly tradition of figuring out what to get everyone on your list. Spending money on things that you aren’t sure your friends or family will use or even like. It happens every year especially when you are buying gifts for teachers and others you don’t know that well. Unfortunately, it can begin to feel like more of a chore than a part of the joyful Christmas season.

 

This year I am looking for ways to put the joy back into this joyous season. One way I am planning to do that for me (and Evan) is to give gifts that are about helping others instead of about giving stuff. One great way to do that is give using World Vision Canada Gifts. Their gifts start at $30 and you can pick how you want to help.

  •  Focus on helping a family support themselves with agriculture by spending $100 on a goat or $30 on fruit trees.
  • Help a child receive an education by supplying a classroom for $50 or improving literacy for $30 (these are both GREAT options for your child’s teacher).
  • Keep children healthy by stocking a medical clinic for $100 or buying medications for 10 children for $30.
  • Have a book club or other organization that wants to give back? Pool your money to buy one of the larger World Vision gifts like a $2500 share to drill a well for a community.
  • Some gifts even have a matching component where World Vision matches your donation by up to 14 times to maximize your impact.

Each of the options give me an opportunity to talk to Evan about helping others instead of spending money only on ourselves. Many of the gifts go to help children just like him which really helps him see the value of helping them. While I make sure to tell him that we should help everyone, it really hits home when he sees kids that are the same age as he is. It is easy for him to take his food, education and medical care for granted and assume everyone has the same access to each as he does. As an adult, it is easy to forget that having food, water and education is all he has ever known….how would he know that other kids might not have that?

World Vision Canada has a presence in over 100 countries so your donation can help children and families all across the world. This Christmas, we will be using part of our Christmas budget to help those in need around the world while also helping those in need close to home.

Please follow World Vision Canada on Twitter and on Facebook to see the wonderful work that they do and share this great gift giving option for the holiday season!

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Angie@Echoes of Laughter

Monday 17th of November 2014

I love how World Vision has so many great gifts that provide a really good opportunity to talk to children about tough issues in other countries. Great post Merry! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

Candace

Thursday 9th of October 2014

There is so much we buy in our daily life that is just pure waste. I'm trying so hard to ask myself before every purchase if I could do something better with the money. 99% of the time, the answer is yes. Great post.

Merry Kuchle

Thursday 9th of October 2014

I agree, Candace. It is something I try to stay mindful of.

Barb

Wednesday 1st of October 2014

As someone who worked for WVC for over 10 years I have seen the goodness that results from one of these Christmas gifts. My mom buys my kids a coupon to redeem for a gift of their choice to give to others. So good to give them a global understanding and to think of others instead of themselves. Thanks for featuring this Merry.

Jody Robbins

Tuesday 30th of September 2014

These are the very best presents. We sponsor a child through World Vision, but I've never gone out and bought their gifts. Thanks for the reminder.

Katie

Monday 29th of September 2014

I love these types of gifts - especially at Christmas. Great idea for people who don't really need more stuff!