Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gifts that Give Twice (and a giveaway)

Giving a gift always leaves that unanswered question - "Did the person like it? Did it mean anything?"

This year, I'd like you to consider a gift that gives twice. 

One such option is the long-standing World Vision Gift Catalog, which offers more than 30 options for handcrafted items from around the world in addition to opportunities to support causes ranging from nutrition and safe drinking water programs, to poverty relief and community development programs.

The catalog includes hand-crafted gifts (which also include a donation to World Vision), including gifts for foodies, jewelry and scarves, and Christmas ornaments.

We had the opportunity to check out the Prosperity Cinnamon gift box, which includes Vietnam's renowned sweet cinnamon, sold to benefit generations of hard working families. I absolutely love the wooden box, adorned with the symbol or prosperity, and have to say it may be the best cinnamon we have tasted.

A great thing about this cinnamon, beside the taste, is that it comes from a renewable resource - the Cassia tree. Logging and slash-and-burn agricultural practices have contributed to soil degradation and deforestation in Vietnam. Other environmental issues include water pollution, overfishing, contaminated potable water supplies, and urbanization.

I invite you to check out the World Vision site for this and other foodie gifts for this holiday season. World Vision is also giving away one Prosperity Cinnamon gift box to one lucky Going Green Mama reader.

You can enter by:

  1. Posting below. What gift from the catalog would you most like to give?
  2. Tweet about the giveaway. Tag @goinggreenmama1.
  3. Pin this giveaway.
  4. Like https://www.facebook.com/worldvisionWorld Vision on Facebook.
  5. Like Going Green Mama on Facebook. 

We will draw one winner on Dec. 14, and we will contact the winner for World Vision to ship it to you.

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children, families, and communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. It works in nearly 100 countries, including the United States, through interventions such as nutrition and safe drinking water programs, poverty relief and community development programs, disaster assistance, and more.In 2012, 85 percent of World Vision's total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need. Visit them on Facebook or Twitter.

Disclosure: I did receive a sample from World VIsion, and the organization is providing the giveaway.


Unknown said...

I would give 5 ducks roddjackson at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

fblike u as debbie jackson

Unknown said...

fblike world vision as debbie jackson

Mary Gardner said...

i like the goat and 2 chickens!

Mary Gardner said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/carolina_blu_/status/407717749121495040

Mary Gardner said...

I Like World Vision on Facebook as MJ Gardner

Mary Gardner said...

I Like Going Green Mama on Facebook as MJ Gardner

Deanna said...

Love the fair trade coffee!

Deanna said...

Liked you on fb

Deanna said...

like world vision

Robbie said...

Debbie, I apologize for the delay - but you are the belated winner! I will email you with the details.