Ever wonder what contribution you can make to those in need?
Around this time of year, I hear stories on the radio of people receiving help with their bills, toys for their children, and a little something for themselves for the holidays that they could never dream of affording. The family receiving this generosity is overwhelmed and is completely thankful. Besides making me a little emotional before work, hearing these stories helps me to become a more grateful person, taking pleasure in opportunities and freedoms that I have. It makes me want to be a part of another person’s story, similar to the radio. It makes me want to share what fortunes I have.
One of the most rewarding gifts I have given was a pair of shoes to an 8-year-old girl in need of some running shoes. I chose her name off of a tree in a store and bought her the shoes she had wanted for the holidays. I handed her request and the shoes to the customer service desk, and they took care of the rest.
I recently discovered an even easier way to donate to people in need this holiday season. In their 17th year, World Vision helps offer people an opportunity to give specific donations to families all over the world, including the United States. You can even make a donation in someone else’s name as a gift.
On their website, World Vision allows monthly or one-time donations of any amount. What I found most interesting was the lists of needs in other countries: medical, education, clean water, clothing, animals, sporting equipment, arts and crafts, orphan funding, and food.
You can make a huge difference with any amount donated. For example, you can buy $600 worth of school supplies for $50.
As a token of appreciation for visiting the World Gift Catalogue online, I’m giving away a unique set of two hand-carved wooden serving spoons (approximately 11”). These are as unique as the people you’d be helping with a donation.You can visit their website at www.worldvisiongifts.org, or call their toll-free number (888) 511-6511 for more information on how you can help.
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