Gifts That Give Back: World Vision Christmas Star Ornament #ShareBigDreams
Christmas Star Ornament
Every year I have the great privilege to bring you a review on a special gift from the World Vision Gift Catalog. This year that gift is the Christmas Star Ornament. This year you can help where it’s needed most, and receive a gift for yourself or someone you care about! Your gift to help where most needed will address specific, urgent needs that might otherwise go unmet for a child, family, or community. As a memento of this gift, you’ll receive this Christmas Star Ornament made from castoff metals by artisans helping to support children’s’ education in India. I absolutely loved this ornament. It is light and absolutely beautiful!!! Most of all though I love why it’s made.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with World Vision’s Gift Catalog, it’s a wonderful resource for those who want to be socially responsible in gift giving. Since 1996, through the charitable purchases from the Gift Catalog, World Vision has helped millions of people in U.S. and around the world in poverty-stricken areas. Each purchase improves the quality of life for struggling children and families around the world. How does it work? Simply donate towards much needed supplies for the underprivileged. $50 will go towards the share of a cow, which will provide a family with 5,000 gallons of milk over the lifetime of the cow. $25 can go towards a sewing machine, lifting a woman out of poverty by using her skills as a seamstress. $100 can purchase a bicycle for a girl to help keep her safe on her way to school.
About World Vision: (from the World Vision Website)
World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.
We pursue this mission through integrated, holistic commitment to:
- Transformational development that is community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children.
- Emergency relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster.
- Promotion of justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the poor among whom we work.
- Partnerships with churches to contribute to spiritual and social transformation.
- Public awareness that leads to informed understanding, giving, involvement, and prayer.
- Witness to Jesus Christ by life, deed, word, and sign that encourages people to respond to the Gospel