I received a complementary scarf.
This is the time of year for giving, and it is wonderful when your gift is something that is socially responsible. That is the idea behind the 2015 World Vision Gift Catalog. You can select a gift that is lovely, and at the same times helps others around the world fight poverty and improve their quality of life.
In exchange for a donation to World Vision they will send you a hand crafted gift. For example, I received this gorgeous Royal Silk Scarf to review. It is a lovely blue and green mix of colors, and is made of silk woven by Vietnam’s Ma Chau villagers, who receive sustainable income through their weaving.
The colors in the scarf are luminous, and my 22 year old has found it perfect for wearing to work and making an outfit more dressy. And that is just one example of a gift you can get from the World Vision catalog. Other gifts include this Silver Vines Cuff, which is made by artisans in Old Delhi, India, or an African Soapstone Box which is handmade in Kenya.
Gifts like this enrich the recipient, and allow the artisans to help lift themselves and their families out of poverty. The money that World Vision raises from the purchase of these hand-crafted gifts goes to their Where it is Most Needed fund, which supports their programs around the world. World Visions works in local communities to address the root causes of poverty and injustice.
To order from World Vision click here, or visit them on Facebook and twitter to learn more about their initiatives and how you can help, both this holiday season and in the future.