Thursday, October 16, 2014

WorldVisionCatalog - Buy Gifts and Do Good for the World #GiftCatalog [Review and Giveaway]



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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received a complimentary bag of coffee in exchange for my honest review.

95 comments :

  1. I like the colors of asia bracelet and would enjoy this colorful fashion statement.

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  2. I would actually buy the fair trade coffee set! I love coffee, and the hand sewn bag and the scoop are very cute!

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  3. I would want to buy the Prosperity Cinnamon. That looks really nice.

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  4. Would love to have the Balinese Multi-strand Necklace!!

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  5. I would love to buy the silver vines cuff.

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  6. I just love the Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace. I love necklaces that have multilayers of beads and gem stones.

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  7. I would love to buy the silver vines cuff.
    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  8. I tried to look beyond the 1st items shown, but I just kept coming back to that Silver Vines Cuff. It's beautiful.

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  9. I would like to buy the Kenyan Patchwork Tote.

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  10. I like the Artisan Multi-colored Necklace!

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  11. oooo I want the Balinese necklace that popped right up on the first page! Wow.. NICE. I love it. Then the colors of Africa bracelet and earrings. I know someone who would love them.

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  12. I want to buy Balinese Multi-strand Necklace

    $85

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  13. I would buy the Silver Vines Cuff for my daughter.

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  14. I would buy the Silver Vines Cuff for my sister.

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  15. I would buy the Colors of Asia Necklace & Bracelet Set from World Vision.

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  16. Thai Bracelet (Turquoise) LOOKS COOL

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  17. I like the Kenyan Patchwork Tote
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  18. I'd like to buy the Royal Silk Scarf.
    thank you

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  19. I like the hand crafted serving spoons with the twisty handles.

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  20. The Royal Silk Scarf would make a great gift for my mom, she loves those colors!

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  21. I'm a bit of a foodie, so I'm partial to Prosperity Cinnamon.

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  22. I'd love to buy the Prosperity Cinnamon. What a great gift!

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  23. I would buy the Silver Vines Cuff
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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

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  24. I would love to have the Silver Vines Cuff!

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  25. Kenyan Patchwork Tote - totes are always useful. I am always carrying things around and I never have enough bags to around when I need them.

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  26. I like the Thai Patchwork tote

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  27. Fair Trade coffee + World Vision = WINNING!!!!!

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  28. I also like the Embroidered Silk Scarf. Very pretty and it would help the cause a lot!

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  29. I like the Balinese Multi-strand Necklace

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  30. I like the mulit colored artisian necklace

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  31. I like the African soapstone box.

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  32. I'd by a New Mother and Baby Kit for $95.

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  33. I want to buy that Rainbow Silk Scarf. Gorgeous!

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  34. I'd be happy with the coffee set, but all of the silk scarves are beautiful.

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  35. you are giving the one I like most, but I like the patchwork tote as well

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  36. I would buy the fair-trade coffee set (a $65.00 value) because I LOVE coffee and I support the wonderful idea behind the organization.

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  37. I'd like the African Soapstone box

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  38. The Thai bracelet and necklace (turquoise)

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  39. All the bracelets and necklaces are beautiful and unique! I would like the turquoise bracelet since that is my favorite color.

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  40. I like the Hand carved serving spoons.

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  41. If price was no option (thrifty chick over here) I would go for the Thai Patchwork Tote or the Royal Silk Scarf.

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  42. I would want to give the Prosperity Cinnamon.

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  43. kenyan patchwork tote

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  44. I like the Balinese Multi-strand Necklace

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  45. I like the Kenyan Patchwork Tote.

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  46. Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace

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  47. The silk scarves are beautiful... so is the jewerly! So many neat items :)

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  48. awesome giveaway...the Kenyan Patchwork Tote...thanks.

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  49. I would love to buy the Multi-color Beaded Cross Necklace.

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  50. I like the asia colored necklace, it's pretty

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  51. I have been wanting the Prosperity Cinnamon.

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  52. The fair trade coffee set, or maybe the prosperity cinnamon!

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  53. i love the tote and the prosperity cinnamon

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  54. The fair Trade Coffee set you made it sound marvelous! I can almost taste it I'm a big fan of dark rich beans as well.

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  55. The Thai Patchwork Tote!

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  56. I think the Silver Vines Cuff is just beautiful.

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  57. I'd like to have the Prosperity Cinnamon!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  58. My wife would like the royal silk scarf.

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  59. I would like the hand-carved serving spoons.

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  60. The Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace is what I would select.

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  61. I like the Colors of Africa Bracelet & Earring Set

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  62. I would like to have the Silver Vines Cuff

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  63. I would love to buy the Royal Silk Scarf

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  64. Nicole Carter WeasleyNovember 2, 2014 at 6:24 AM

    I would like to get the Prosperity Cinnamon.

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  65. I am crazy about the Thai necklace and bracelet!
    Susan Chester

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  66. I like the Artisan Multi-colored Necklace.

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  67. Prosperity cinnamon is what I would purchase

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  68. I really like the Colors of Asia Bracelet.

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  69. I really like the hand carved serving spoons

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  70. Wife would love the Silver Vines Cuff

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  71. I would love to buy the silver vines cuff

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  72. As much as I would like to help, mos of these gifts are far out of my price range. I would like the patchwork tote or royal silk scarf, but they are just not in my budget.

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  73. Great place! I like the Colors of Asia Bracelet.

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  74. I definitely plan to do some of my holiday shopping through World Vision. I love the Hand-Carved Serving Spoons and the Thai Patchwork Tote.

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  75. The Prosperity Cinnamon is the most interesting to me. It would be a nice gift to give as well as receive.

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