The best way to change the lives of children is to change the world in which they live. And the best way to change their world is to foster self-sufficiency within their communities. This is what World Vision child sponsorship does.
The United Nations recently declared the first famine of the 21st century at the Horn of Africa. Over 2 million children are in danger of starvation and dehydration from drought and death from armed conflict over rising inflation on food products. 1.4 million under the age of 5. And to think… for the price of 1 coffee, you can feed a family of 6 for one day…
World Vision Gifts is unlike any charitable organization I’ve ever seen. I’ve been a member for almost two years and what small help I can give, for the sacrifice of a coffee from the coffee shop in the morning, a delivery pizza on a Friday, a ticket to the movie theater one weekend or a hard to pass up deal; I can give a family the ability to have food and water, to see their children not suffer… to give them hope in times you could not imagine here in America.
Your charitable offering goes into purchasing goats, chickens, rabbits, wells, school supplies, medical care, animal feed and more; the basic needs in our lives rather than just funds. These are World Visions Gifts, but here I am going to ask you to help with Emergency Aid for what is necessary now for the survival of so many children; to help provide emergency food, clean water, agricultural support, healthcare, and other vital assistance to children and families in need by donating to the Horn of Africa Food Crisis. Your contribution multiplies 5 x through government grants and if the cost of one coffee could feed a family of six, think about what $20 a month could give? It is such a small sacrifice that could save so many lives.
For your donations World Vision gifts back through such a beautiful way. With coffee, ornaments and dolls made from women, children and artists in Nairobi. It is their way of saying Thank You.
– Coffee from Kenya: For a donation of $50 gift givers will receive a bag of coffee dressed in traditional East African fabrics hand-sewn by local women. It also comes with a hand-carved olivewood scoop made to benefit over 200 orphans of the Kamba tribe.
– Rahel Doll from Ethiopia: Hearts for Hearts Girls dolls represent girls around the world who are working to make a change. For a $125 donation children can cherish Rahel from Ethiopia and learn how their peers in Ethiopia live and contribute to their families, communities and country.
– Ornaments from Nairobi: These handmade Zakale (meaning “reuse”) wire and bead ornaments are from Nairobi. For a $150 donation the recipient will be given this set, which is made from recycled materials by a group of Kenyan artisans reclaiming their own lives from poverty.
These life-changing gifts help those in East Africa, and are also unique, meaningful items for the recipients. In addition to these gifts, items that provide food such as goats, sheep and chickens can be purchased in the name of a loved one. At $75, goats are the most popular because they nourish families with healthy milk, cheese and yogurt.
You can sponsor a child, a family… you can even sponsor Hope; to children abroad and even here in the United States. I tell my children, “What you do matters. Even the little things matter.” and more so in these times than any other. When the children of the war cry out in need, the Mother’s of the world should answer.
Ways to Give!
You can give a $50 Donation to receive the gift of Coffee, $125 for the Rahael Doll and $150 for the Handmade Ornaments. If it is not something you can do at this time, you can donate as little as $20 a month to help the Horn of Africa Food Crisis.
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