Give With Purpose This Holiday Season {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: I received a bracelet and earring set but all thoughts are my own.)

There is nothing better than a gift that gives back. I’m happy to be working with World Vision again this year to help promote their Gift Catalog. The World Vision Gift Catalog offers more than 250 items that help fight poverty and save lives here in US and around the world. With a financial contribution, donors can select one of the 30+ Handcrafted Gifts that can be shared with a loved one and at the same time help a person in need.

I received a Colors of Africa Bracelet & Earring Set to review. This gorgeous Zakale bracelet and earring set from Nairobi are made from recycled materials by Kenyan artisans. The people received a loan from World Vision to grow their business and lift themselves out of poverty. With a $100 donation people can get this set for free.

This colorful set would make the perfect gift for any woman or girl. I love how the beads really capture the light. Knowing the story behind the bracelet makes me even prouder to wear it.

Want to donate without receiving a gift? The Gift Catalog lets you choose how your donation is sent. Love playing soccer or have kids who do? Donate soccer balls to kids who would normally play with “soccer balls” made of banana leaves or rolled-up trash. Passionate about education? Give kids books and tools they need to be successful in school and help them fulfill their potential and even lift themselves out of poverty. Or maybe you just simply want to give a child food, water, or clothing to protect them from the freezing temperatures.

Want to go beyond yourself? I love these ideas that World Vision shared:

  • Organize a family giving night and have kids select charitable gifts from an organization such as the World Vision Gift Catalog. Talk with your children about how giving back changes lives of children and families living in poverty and that their efforts truly make a difference.
  • Host a house party for friends and family and ask your guests to contribute to a share of a group gift such as a farm animal, winter clothing or school supplies to families in need, or even a water well. Make the selection of the item, how to raise funds for that gift, and the collection of the money a collaborative, group effort.
  • After Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping, consider celebrating Giving Tuesday (12/3) and make meaningful, life-changing gift purchases such as medicine, mosquito nets or a fish pond.
  • Be active in your giving — volunteer at your local homeless shelter or senior living center; cook a meal or bake cookies for an elderly family member or neighbor.


One reader will win a bracelet and earring set like the one mentioned above


{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

 1) Leave a comment telling me what gift you’d give a child in need

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3) Comment on another one of my blog posts

Giveaway ends November 24, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. Must a a US resident and 18 or older to enter.


  1. I would give the gift of a “share of a deep well” for clean water!

  2. Visited and I would give them 5 Ducks

  3. Our homeschool group is saving pennies to hopefully send a Goat and Chickens.

  4. I pinned this post in my Family board on my Pinterest.

  5. Education for Girls $35 is a great gift.

  6. honestly any gift helps so i cant choose which one just helping with anything means alot

  7. I’d give a child in need new clothing including a warm coat and sturdy shoes.

  8. I would give the gift of Clean Water Fund.

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  9. Daily Woman (Lacey) says

    Clean Water.

  10. Daily Woman (Lacey) says
  11. Daily Woman (Lacey) says
  12. I would give the 15 vaccinations. So many illnesses can be eliminated with a simple shot.

  13. Sacha Schroeder says

    The clean water fund!

  14. Sacha Schroeder says
  15. I would give a little girl dresses so she can feel like a princess

  16. I would give a child a nice Christmas present such a warm pajamas, a coat and gloves and a hat.

  17. I commented on this blog post
    10 Ideas For Teaching Generosity & Gratitude To Children

  18. I would love to be in a postion to be able to donate chickens and some nice new clothes and shoes.

  19. follow energizer on twitter as @saverang

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  20. I’d give winter coat & shoes.

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  21. Books and toys.

  22. I would give a goat to a child in need

  23. commented on the walmart gc giveaway post

  24. Nicole Carter says

    I would buy them a warm heavy coat and hat and gloves set
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  25. Nicole Carter says
  26. I would love to gift Share of a Water Buffalo and Calf

  27. Shared on Google + (Lisa L)

  28. I’d like to gift a foot-powered water pump

  29. I would give the goat and 2 chickens.

  30. follow Melissa Chapman on Pinterest


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