I recently learned of a wonderful organization www.worldvisiongifts.org They are a global agency that focuses on helping children around the world. You can purchase many items including 28 different kinds of farm animals that will be directly given to the families that need them to help them end hunger and/or create income for families in dire need. You can send your gift in honor of someone and they will send them a personal and festive card from you thanking them for their gift.
World Vision has also created a World Vision Child Safety Net Project which helps girls around the world who are vulnerable to being sexually exploited. Your gift can provide shelter, medical care, food, counseling and when possible reintegration with a loving family.
They have a beautiful gift catalog with handcrafted items from all over the world. If you order these by Dec 15th they are guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas. My beautiful fair trade, turquoise necklace and earrings were made in India and the proceeds from it go straight to families in Dehli.
85% of every gift goes to programs helping children and families overcome poverty in nearly 100 countries – including the USA. Here in the U.S., 1 in 4 children lives in poverty.
World Vision has so many different programs and ways to embrace the true spirit of the Holiday Season.by