Wednesday, November 14, 2012

World Vision Gift Catalog and Hand Carved Serving Spoons Review and Giveaway

The true meaning of this and every holiday season should be giving and what better way to do that than to create a Christmas list through World Vision and their Gift Catalog. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

In their catalog you can choose a meaningful, life-changing gift to meet the essential, immediate needs of children and their families around the world. These alternative gift ideas such as: animals (goats, sheep, cows, chickens, pigs, oxen, ducks, donkeys, rabbits, alpacas), sewing machines, bicycles, education and training, homes, clothes and shoes, clean water, fruit trees, honey bees, supplies and tools, medicine, etc. - honor the recipient and make a lasting impact for people in need. The catalog also offers a wide variety of gifts to match the interests and hobbies of the gift recipient to make the gift giving more meaningful. The recipient of the gift you give, whether a friend or family member, will get a special card describing the gift and its impact. Also with a contribution to the Maximum Impact Fund donors can also receive free handmade items from around the world: such as ornaments, jewelry, scarves, totes, etc. These donations help the areas of greatest need.

New to 2012 is a online tool allowing individuals the option to make a personal My Gift Catalog page at for personalized fundraising. The individual can then encourage family and friends to visit their page and purchase a gift from the catalog instead of or in addition to traditional holiday presents. You can use this during all year round too, such as: the holiday season, birthdays, weddings, graduations or other celebrations.

Donors can also follow "The True Spirit of Christmas" tour on Facebook where World Vision staff travels around the world to get a look inside the lives of families impacted by the Gift Catalog. You can also learn more about some of the recipients of the items purchased from the gift catalog through their catalog Facebook page.

From the Maximum Impact Fund selection of gifts I received the Hand-Carved Serving Spoons to see for myself. This is a gorgeous set of two hand-carved serving spoons delivered in a gift bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women. The serving spoons are made to benefit orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya. Each one is unique—just like the children they help. These are made of olivewood and have such fantastic figure in them. They have exquisite spiral handles that loop around and are nice to hold. These would be wonderful in tossing a salad or serving a pasta or other dish. The bag has a floral design of earthy tones and has a drawstring that closes it. It is a very nice set and will "serve" many less-fortunate souls.

To order from the World Vision Gift Catalog, visit To order by phone or to request a print catalog, call toll-free at (888) 511-6511.

Prize: Win the Hand Carved Serving Spoons and Bag.

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DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received product for free to review and one to giveaway. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.


Sam Stamp said...

I would love to give some animals like the 5 ducks or something else! It's a great cause!

justicecw said...

I would love to gift a goat! Thanks for the chance,

Julieann R said...

goats and chickens!

Heather Wone said...


Bridgette said...

What a great cause! Love it! Always look forward to giving every year. I think we would like to give a goat this year. We got the kids goats and they love them, so they would be thrilled to get some for other kids.

Rose Powell said...

I'd love to give a donation to a girl/women in crisis

Melanie Schemanski said...

I would give goats and chickens!

Stevie said...

Clean water

Kristen said...

I'd give the Beaded Necklace.

Amber said...

I found your giveaway looking up things from World Vision. I am actually donating today and would love to win an additional set of spoons. This is a very cool giveaway. Ok, off to make my donation.

lmurley2000 said...

i like the beaded necklace

gahome2mom said...

I have a piggie fan in my home. lol The Pallu Plush Pig is my pick.