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World Vision is a perfect way to Pay-it-Forward on Giving Tuesday

Posted at 11:09 AM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 11:09:03-05

Giving Tuesday began in 2012, it is a global movement which has turned the Tuesday after Thanksgiving into a day devoted to giving back. This year, a generous donor is matching any gift given to the World Vision Fund on Giving Tuesday, December 1, up to $1 million. The World Vision Fund meets critical needs today and tomorrow, helping communities rebuild after disaster and lift themselves out of poverty.

This year, with COVID-19, kids in poverty need our help more than ever. Choose joy this Christmas. Give a gift and change a life with gifts like alpacas, education, child sponsorship and emergency food kits that empower kids to create change through World Vision’s Gift Catalog at Vision works in nearly 100 countries, including the U.S. For 70 years World Vision has been equipping kids to live free of need and full of promise.

The World Vision Gift Catalog features over 100 lifesaving gifts, shoppers don’t have to spend a fortune to empower kids in need this holiday season, gifts range from $16 to $50,000. You can give the gift in the name of a loved one and then choose to send them a personalized card describing their gift and how it will change a life. Many families use World Vision’s Gift Catalog as a teaching tool, giving children a tangible way to learn about the needs of others.

Alpacas are a gift that keeps on giving; one animal produces 10 pounds of strong, warm wool every year for 20 years. The wool fetches a good price, helping the family buy food, clothing and other essentials. One alpaca is $360, a share of an alpaca is $50. When World Vision provides a family with an animal, it comes with animal care and agricultural training that enables them to care for the animal in a sustainable way. For $85, one goat can help lift a family out of poverty by providing life-saving nutrients for their children and a steady source of income. One healthy goat can give up to 16 cups of milk a day. Families can sell the surplus milk, yogurt and cheese to buy essentials like medicine and school supplies for their children.

Donating to World Vision is a perfect way to help people at home and abroad who are reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, through the World Vision Gift Catalog, you can purchase Family Emergency Kits of food and supplies for American families struggling with the economic impacts of COVID-19. For a cost of $75, the kits feed a family of 5 for a week and include shelf-stable food and other essentials families desperately need. World Vision procures the items for the food kits, works with school districts to identify families who need them most and partners with churches who distribute the kits in safe, secure locations.

Give a gift. Change a life.