Seattle,WA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–December 17, 2004–For many Hispanic families, Christmas is a festive time of year full of food, gifts and joyous gatherings of family and friends. Sadly, for many other families worldwide, it’s just like any other time of the year because they are struggling to find food, clean water, and other necessities of life. So this year, try some thing new with your gift giving― purchase a philanthropic gift through the World Vision Gift Catalog. May be a clean venting stove for a family in Guatemala, a soccer ball for a child in Peru or a brood of chickens for a family in Honduras?
The catalog, located at http://www.worldvisiongifts.org, offers powerful gifts designed to help tackle the root causes of poverty and combat the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS. Last year, more than $5.6 million in life-saving gifts were given by caring donors, many of whom have made shopping for charitable gifts a family tradition, helping to educate children and to foster compassion.
For each World Vision gift, the giver can make the purchase in the name of a friend, family member, or colleague. World Vision then sends special cards to those individuals, describing the gifts and their impact. In the following year, the gift itself or intervention reaches the child or family in need.
This season, there are more than 120 different ways to spread joy to the world:
— Provide clothing for five homeless children in the U.S. ($25)
— Supply education and vocational training to girls impacted by the commercial sex trade ($35)
— Supply a dairy goat to a family in need ($75) (Receive a toy “mini goat” for a small donation)
— Purchase a share of mine clearance and care ($75)
— Provide nutritious food to feed a village ($80)
— Educate an orphaned child for a year ($150)
— Provide support for girl survivors of war ($200)
— Purchase a camel to provide transportation, wool, and milk ($450)
To make a life-changing impact with World Vision gifts, visit the Web site at http://www.worldvisiongifts.org. To order by phone or to request a print catalog, call toll-free (888) 511-6511. All items are tax-deductible.
About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. World Vision serves the worlds poor – regardless of a person’s religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, visit www.worldvision.org.