The World Vision Catalog provides everyone with a great way to give back, without even having to leave the comfort of home. Through the World Vision organization, people can choose to give back by making purchases, donating money or items, or by sponsoring a child in need from around the world. Through providing up-front information, and the opportunity to donate in a fashion that is both very visible and easy to accomplish, everyone is given the opportunity to help out those in need from countries around the world.
The World Vision’s slogan is “building a better world for children”, and they do just that through their offices and the interactive web-site at www.worldvision.org. On their web-site, they state that “World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.” Through the gift giving catalog available right on the web-site, people can choose from several different giving opportunities that include giving basic needs, helping with emergency aid, purchasing something from the gift catalog, sponsoring a child, or participating in corporate giving.
The World Vision catalog even breaks it down to specific entities that people can donate funds to, which include helping with African food aid, disaster response in several countries, sending lifesaving medicines and supplies to countries, or even buying seeds, tools, or training for children in Africa. One of the items that has become quite popular, is to give in the name of someone else, and to use that as a gift during the holidays. Using one of the options in the World Vision Catalog, someone can donate a goat to a family in need, and do so in the name of a friend of family member for only $75.00.
This is really a great cause, and one that presents itself as being very transparent, in that participators can view exactly where the money will be going, where the gifts will go, and they even present all of their annual financial reports online so that people who are not quite sure can do all the research they could even want to do right there on the web-site. This is such a great organization that gives back so much, and which makes it extremely easy for people to see exactly how they are helping those who have found themselves in unfortunate circumstances around the world.
Sources: World Vision Web-site and World Vision Catalog