In the midst of the retail frenzy that follows Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by focusing on charitable giving. On Dec. 1, 2015 – the 4th annual #GivingTuesday – World Vision will partner with Thirty-One Gifts to help charitable donations make twice the impact.
On #GivingTuesday, every donation made by phone (1-888-511-6588) or online (Worldvisiongifts.org) to World Vision will be matched by Thirty-One Gifts – a direct-selling company offering totes, purses and more – with a donation of one of their products, such as a tote bag or blanket, up to a total of $1MM worth of products for women and girls in need around the world.
The bag pictured above is similar to the one being sent to women and girls around the world. Bags like this one have recently been distributed to volunteers in Burundi who use the totes to carry materials for educating families about malnutrition. The simple gift of these tote bags preserves teaching materials and makes it easier for volunteers to visit each home. Products donated to World Vision on #GivingTuesday through this partnership will be shared with communities in need so that women like Renathe are able to continue the important education they are providing.
Since it began in 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative; featuring over 100 ways to improve the lives of children through gifts such as: clean water, food, medicine, education, job training and small business loans, among others. Gifts range in price from $16 to $39,000 and can be made in a loved one’s name. Last year alone more than 822,000 people were helped through the Catalog.
To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, visit http://bit.ly/1gcUYvT or call 855-WV-GIFTS. Also make sure you stop by World Vision Facebook page at /WorldVision and Twitter at @WorldVisionNews.