Double Your Impact on #GivingTuesday
How are you making a difference with your holiday shopping? With ‘Black Friday’ sales starting as early as 5 PM on Thanksgiving it seems more and more each year we are less worried about Thanksgiving and more with the sales and deals of Black Friday. We are forgetting about giving thanks and jumping straight to Christmas. What if I told you that you can double your impact on #GivingTuesday. This post is sponsored by World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts.
This year why not take a break from the retail frenzy following Thanksgiving and join in with World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts to celebrate generosity during the 3rd annual #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2, 2014. The first 3,100 donations made by phone (1-888-511-6588) or online (Worldvision.org) to World Vision on Giving Tuesday triggers a donation from Thirty-One Gifts – a direct-selling company focused on personalized totes, purses, home organization solutions and more. Thirty-One Gifts’ donation will be a Hope Kit tote filled with hygiene supplies to a woman or girl in need in the U.S.
On #GivingTuesday every donation made to the Christian humanitarian agency World Vision will make twice the impact by combatting poverty in one of the 100 countries where World Vision works and helping a woman or girl in need in the United States get back on her feet with a Hope Kit. Each kit is filled with essential hygiene supplies such as a toothbrush, shampoo, hairbrush soap and a special note of encouragement. These are things that may seem so simple but they make a huge impact on someone’s life. When funds are limited hygiene needs are sometimes the first thing to get crossed off people’s shopping lists.
Why the Need?
Poverty in America is real and affects millions of vulnerable women and children every day. The Shriver Report on Women in America, released in January, provides a bleak outlook of the financial state of women and children: 1 in 3 American women – 42 million women, plus 28 million children – either live in poverty or are right on the brink of it.
About World Vision:
Since it began in 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative; featuring over 100 ways to improve the lives of children through gifts such as: clean water, food, medicine, education, job training and small business loans, among others. Gifts range in price from $16 to $39,000 and can be made in a loved one’s name. Last year alone more than 822,000 people were helped through the Catalog.
To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, visit www.worldvisiongifts.org or call 855-WV-GIFTS.
- National Day of Giving, Dec. 2 #GivingTuesday (womanlywoman.com)