Thursday, December 13, 2012

World Vision Maximum Impact Fund

Whether or not you're familiar with World Vision, you might not be aware of the Maximum Impact Fund.

When my son was younger, we chose specific items from the World Vision Gift Catalog.  It was easier for him to understand that we were giving three ducks, for example, than that we were sending money and didn't know how it would help.

Now he's older and understands that there are needs that we might not see.  One way to help with those needs is to give to the World Vision Maximum Impact Fund ("Give Where Most Needed").  Donations given to that fund are used by World Vision to provide for critical needs--such as emergency relief, food aid, and clean water--where the need is greatest.  It's also used to alleviate poverty in the United States and for microenterprise development (small loans to help impoverished people build their own businesses).

If you're thinking of giving a donation as a gift, you might be interested in these items, which provide a tangible gift as well as a donation to the Maximum Impact Fund:
The Fair-Trade Coffee Set includes coffee from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica blended by and is delivered in a bag hand-sewn by local women with a hand-carved olivewood scoop.
 Eco Cold Cup comes in handy when on the run and every sip is a reminder of those who’ve been helped.
These hand-carved serving spoons are delivered in a gift bag of African fabric to benefit orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya and can be used as a decoration or for serving at a holiday party.

So ... to help get the word out, World Vision is giving one reader his/her choice of one of these three items.  Would you like to win?  Check out the entry methods in RaffleCopter and the Terms and Conditions below. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

More details: Open to residents of USA, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends 12/21/12 at 12:01am (Eastern time). Winner will be chosen at random and will be notified by email.  Winner must claim prize within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen.  World Vision is responsible for prize fulfillment.  Void where prohibited.

Disclosure:  I have received no compensation in any form for hosting this giveaway.


  1. The Fair-Trade Coffee Set

    tiramisu392 (at)

  2. The hand carved serving spoons are beautiful...I would choose them. Thanks for the chance, justicecw at hotmail dot com

  3. I would totally chose the serving spoons....
    those are beautiful

  4. hand carved serving spoons debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  5. I love the spoons!

  6. The handcarved spoons are beautiful! I would love to win those!


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