Theresa's Mixed Nuts: 2014 World Vision Catalog - Making A Difference in Lives Across the World {Giveaway}

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2014 World Vision Catalog - Making A Difference in Lives Across the World {Giveaway}

*Disclosure- I received an item to help facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.


I am excited to be working with World Vision again this year! For those of you who are unfamiliar with World Vision, they are charitable organization that help poverty stricken people with means to better their lives. World Vision offers many programs designed to help eradicate poverty and provide hope to nearly 100 countries around the world. Through their gift catalogs, that are now in their 19th year, you can help those in need with a small donation, which would be a very generous gift to the recipient. There are more than 100 meaningful gifts in the paper catalog, starting at just $16. The online World Vision catalog offers more than 250 items. You can chose to gift items such as job training, school supplies, or live animals.

Reading through the catalog, there is a short paragraph detailing how your gift helps. For example, you can read how Super Nets protect children from malaria: 

Mosquitos kill nearly 655,000 people every year. Preventing this deadly disease is out of reach for many poor African families. Your gift will provide one of the best ways to protect children from malaria -bed nets- as well as critical education for prevention and control. 

Bed nets for 5 families - $90
Bed nets for 3 families - $54
Bed nets for 1 family - $18.

It amazes me how many lives could be saved with a small $18 donation!


In 2013, more than 350,000 animals were donated. Goats continue to be the most popular animal to give, as they provide a family with many benefits. Milk, cheese and yogurt provide protein to help children grow, the fertilizer increase the amount of vegetables grown in the family garden, and any surplus milk, cheese and yogurt can be sold in market to help earn money for other necessities, like medicine and clothing. A goat really is the gift that keeps on giving! Other popular gifting items include sheep, chickens, soccer balls, ducks, and education for a child.

83% of World Vision's total operating expenses are used for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need. In the 2013 fiscal year more than $33.7 million was raised through the World Vision Gift Catalog, and that helped more than 844,000 people around the world!

More Examples of life changing gifts:

Fight Poverty in America: Feed a family in the U.S. for a day ($18), give a child a backpack filled with essential school supplies ($22) or help disaster relief in the U.S. ($50).

Stock a School: Give kids in developing countries the books and tools they need to fulfill their potential and lift themselves out of poverty. A gift of $100 provides $800 worth of supplies such as textbooks, teaching materials, desks and more.

If you are planning to donate to a charity this year, please keep World Vision in mind. If you are looking for that hard to buy for person, donors can choose to have a card sent in honor of a loved one, which can be printed or emailed from the website at any time to let an honoree know that something special has been done for them this Christmas.

If you prefer, World Vision offers many tangible, hand crafted gifts that still help to benefit those in need. There are many tangible gifts to chose from in the Hand Crafted Gift section. I personally have a love of natural wood objects, and immediately fell in love with these hand-carved serving spoons.




Each of the gorgeous hand-carved serving spoons are unique, and come in a colorful pouch. They are made to benefit Kenyan orphans of the Kamba tribe, and can be yours for a $65 donation.

There are many other beautiful items, like African soapstone boxes, colorful silk scarves, and fair trade coffee sets, all benefiting the area that makes the most impact.

If you would like to make a life changing donation or place a holiday order, go online to www.worldvisiongifts.org or call 855-WV-GIFTS. Hard copies of the catalog are available on request.

If you would like to learn more about how World Vision is helping individuals and communities across the world, be sure to visit their website.

WIN IT!

One lucky Theresa's Mixed Nuts reader is going to win a set of the above mentioned hand-crafted serving spoons.

The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., 18+. NO PO Boxes will be accepted. The giveaway will run through 10/9/2014. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email or a new winner will be selected.

**All entries are verified. Please make sure you are following all task guidelines you claim entries for. Failure to do so will result in your entries being removed from the form.



65 comments:

  1. I like Thai Necklace & Bracelet (Red). I really want a red necklace!

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  2. Sidenote - we have deadly mosquito viruses here in New England every summer, too. EEE and West Nile pop up here every summer and there are usually a few people that die from them.

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  3. Such a lovely cause it is and the photos made for it with the kids are gorgeous!

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  4. Wonderful cause indeed and wow, someone has issues with !!!! at their feed^^^

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    1. Yeah, she's been making the rounds spamming all the bloggers. Definitely has issues, that one.

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  5. The cause sounds amazing. I have never donated to World Vision, but only because I haven't really looked into them and what they do. I'm headed over now to take a better look. It's awesome of you to introduce them to your readers.

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  6. A nice cause indeed, I just hope for the baby chickens they give them one of each gender. Imagine being the poor fool with two roosters

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  7. I have received the catalog and have even bought from them back when I was working. This is definitely a worthy organization.

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  8. What a great cause! I love those serving spoons too, beautifully crafted.

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  9. Those serving spoons are cool. I could try and try and never carve anything that good.

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  10. Those spoons are GORGEOUS! We love World Vision! We've been sponsoring a child since we got married!

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  11. What a wonderful organization! I love that you know where your donation is going: Helping the people who need it the most.

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  12. The color of asia necklace is beautiful!

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  13. I love when a company is for a good cause. They have a little red change purse that I have my eye on.

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  14. Way to go Theresa! A very worthwhile cause.

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  15. what an amazing cause. The handcrafted utensils are gorgeous, i'd love to add them to my kitchen to support a great organization

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  16. What a fantastic program! Those are gorgeous serving spoons, I'm off to enter!

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  17. I've checked out World Vision a few times in the past. Great organization. Those wooden utensils are amazing.

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  18. This is how my sister in law gives gifts at Christmas time. What a great way to give back and ensure someone has what they need.

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  19. Goats for milk and cheese and mosquito netting to protect families from diseases carried by those pesky critters is a worthwhile cause. I'm glad you are working with such a great organization.

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  20. Looks like a great way to support a great cause. I love hand carved spoons too. Very nice gift idea.

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  21. Those serving spoons are beautiful! I love when companies do good like this.

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  22. I like the idea of buying gifts that help others. Unique items like these spoons are something you can't just get anywhere, which is another perk of buying from World Vision.

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  23. I've given a gorgeous bowl as a gift and have a pendant that I was given from World Vision. They are wonderful!

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  25. that's a beautiful handcrafted set. what a lovely way to say thanks to the donors!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  26. World Vision is a great organization. They do so much to help others.

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  27. Those spoons are so good looking. Definitely works of art. Great cause to support

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  28. I like the silver vine cuff or the india bangle bracelets!

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  29. World Vision does good things. I do wish they'd keep away from GMOs though - seed saving is traditional and many seeds are "unsaveable" for future seasons, which mean that those who need to make do for more than one year have to get help again the future year.

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  30. World Vision is a great organization. They do so much good.

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  31. World Vision is such an awesome thing! I love people who have a heart to help others.

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  32. I love that you are working with this company! Thanks for sharing their mission.

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  33. Such a unique gift and I love that it's helping countries in need. Special for holidays!

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  34. Oh i LOVE LOVE LOVE what they are doing! I'm truly floored right now. Bed netting isn't even something I would have thought of, and it's such a valid necessity in those countries. Glad you get to work with them again!

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  35. The life changing gifts seem very reasonable. I like that this gives the option of help kids in America.

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  36. I had no idea so many people died of mosquitos related illnesses. So sad considering the solutions are so within reach.

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  37. I really does amaze me at how others live around the world on so little. It's why I always tell my kids to be grateful for what they have because there are so many people out there who don't. World Vision does some great stuff for those who truly do need it.

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  38. Isn't it amazing how much damage a mosquito can do. I was so excited to teach my Girl Scout troop about malaria and ways we can help prevent it in the United States.

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  39. Besides the spoons (which are awesome), I also like the cinnamon jar.

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  40. This is really a great idea that does keep on giving, esp for the person who has everything. I'm sure a lot of the older women in my life would appreciate that more than something they didn't really need just to be nice.

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  41. I like this Kenyan Patchwork Tote

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  42. I love cross necklaces so was thrilled to see they have the Multi-color Beaded Cross Necklace available. That one is my fave item.

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  43. What a wonderful cause! I love the photos and the pictures are beautiful!

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  44. I would really love to have the India Bangle Bracelets. They are just gorgeous!!

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  45. They have a lot of nice items.I own the Silver Vines Cuff myself and I love it :)

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  46. I love the multi color beaded cross necklace. The spoons are beautiful, I would love them. I also support any cause that helps children.

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  47. The Silver Vines Cuff is so pretty!
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  48. I would really love to have the India Bangle Bracelets. They are cute.

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  49. I like the Chang Mai Leather Bands and hope that it would work for a guy too.

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  50. I think that the Kenyan Patchwork Tote is gorgeous. I would love one of those :)

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  51. I love the Artisan Multicolored Necklace. All the colors are so bold and vibrant and the necklace would go with any outfit.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  52. The embroidered silk scarf is gorgeous. The blue is one that would go with blot blues and greens. I can't help but love the artisans that can embroider like that.

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  53. I also like the Kenyan Patchwork Tote. It's so pretty.

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  54. India Bangle Bracelets are beautiful and so wish that some day i can help more thank you carla sharp

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  55. I love the turquoise Thai bracelet and necklace. It is absolutely gorgeous.

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  56. There is a lot of really cool stuff on there, but the silver cuff is exceptional.

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  57. I really loved the Silver Vines Cuff. I would give it to my granddaughter as a Christmas.She likes the bigger jewelry and this one makes a statement.

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  58. The royal silk scarf is just beautiful. And I think the world of World Vision! :)

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  59. I really like the royal silk scarf there! It is gorgeous!

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  60. Definitely works of art. Great cause to support

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  61. Thanks for the giveaway… we like the handcrafted African Soapstone Box.

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  62. I like the Silver Vines Cuff. It s an elegant piece of jewelry.

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  63. The Kenyan Patchwork Tote,,,,,I absolutely love this bag,,and the fact its a wonderful cause now I can have an excuse to order it..

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