As you start writing out your shopping list for the holiday season (yes! it's almost that time) I want you to consider shopping at WorldVision.org.
Here's information that I received about WorldVision -
"Since it first began in 1996, the popularity of World Vision’s Gift Catalog as a gift-giving alternative has grown substantially, with over 844,000 people in the U.S. and around the world contributing in the last fiscal year alone. The catalog gives shoppers a tangible way to improve the lives of children, adults and communities in different areas of need: clean water, food, education, sexual exploitation and job training, among others.
“Every year we search the globe to find new products with life-saving impact,” says Cheryl DeBruler, World Vision Gift Catalog manager. “You don’t have to spend a fortune to bring tremendous social change. For $22, less than the cost of an average smartphone cover, you can provide an innovative blanket that not only protects children from the cold but also helps stave off disease-carrying mosquitoes. This year, when you provide one blanket your donation automatically doubles to bring another blanket to someone in need, thanks to our generous friends at Insect Shield.” "
I had the chance to try out one of the gifts that you can purchase for a friend, loved one, or coworker through WorldVision. I received a Fair-Trade Coffee Set. In this set, I received a 12. ounce whole bean bag of coffee with an African fabric hand-sewn bag with a hand-carved olive wood scoop.
I loved this set and I was so impressed with the fine handiwork of the hand sewn bag and the olive wood scoop. I wish I had more items of this incredible quality. I went through the coffee lightening fast and the taste was incredible. The beans were very dark which I loved - and even had the fine oily sheen that means the coffee beans are excellent quality.
The only (potential) downside to purchasing this gift for someone (or for yourself) is the price. This does cost $65.00 which is out of my usual price range of coffee gifts. But thinking about the fact that when you buy this gift it is used towards a good cause, this makes me want to purchase a gift like this for a family member or friend. The website mentions that in the most effective way possible." The disclaimer with the purchase continues to say that "donations will be used to provide assistance where it is needed most within that category or to address a similar need."
Purchase the Fair Trade Coffee set at WorldVision by visiting this link. Find other gifts to purchase for you or a friend (while also making a donation) by visiting this link. Also make sure to follow WorldVision on Facebook and Twitter.
Best of all, I get to giveaway the Fair Trade Coffee set that I received to one of my lucky readers! Enter via Rafflecopter below. Contest ends on 11/2.
I received a complimentary bag of coffee in exchange for my honest review.