Aren't these hand-carved olive wood serving spoons gorgeous? The serving spoons were made to benefit orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya, who are known for their wood-carving skills. The spoons are 11 inches long and come in a drawstring bag.
They come as a gift with a donation of $65 or more to World Vision, a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities combat poverty. Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has sold 160,000 items, raised more than $33 million, and helped more than 825,000 people around the world.
Last year, the most popular gift was a $75 goat. More than 67,000 goats were given to benefit needy families around the world. Or you can gift two chickens for just $25. Or a pig? Sheep? Alpaca?
World Vision also helps girls and women with education, job training, counseling, and small business loans. A donation of $40, which includes a hand-tied wooden beaded bracelet created in a Thai project to prevent trafficking, will help a sexually exploited girl get shelter, medical care, vocational training, and counseling.
The World Vision Gift Catalog gives tons of options to help combat poverty around the world, and if you give to the Maximum Impact Fund, you also get a free gift so it's a win-win for everyone. To raise awareness, the nice folks at World Vision are letting me give away one set of these Kenyan olive wood hand-carved serving spoons.
To be eligible for this giveaway, please visit World Vision or the World Vision Gift Catalog and check out the many options to help or donate and leave a comment indicating you've done so. Which of the ways to help appeal the most to you? Aren't some of the gifts you get in return for helping just gorgeous?
While I've known about World Vision for a while, I had no idea the extent of their various programs. In fact, 86 percent of every gift goes to programs to help children and families overcome poverty in almost 100 countries.
Giveaway open until December 29th at 11:59 p.m. I will draw one winner via random.org and update this post with the name of the winner. You have two days to contact me with your shipping info. If I don't hear from you, I will draw another winner so please check back here to see if you've won or leave a way for me to contact you.
Only U.S. residents eligible for the giveaway.
Thanks to Bozena Luczak at Wilks Communications of World Vision for sponsoring this giveaway.
Merry Christmas everyone!
December 30, 2012 update:
Using random.org, the winner is #3, Jade Nguyen. Congratulations! Please email me at wanderingchopsticks (at) gmail (dot) com with your contact information so World Vision can mail you your prize. Thanks everyone for participating.
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