Today is Giving Tuesday, the day set aside amid this crazy Christmas shopping season to focus our attention on the needs of others and the good causes and organizations that work to help others.
Matthew and I have been longtime supporters of World Vision USA. For more than ten years, my family has, not only sponsored children through World Vision, we’ve supported their disaster relief missions as well as some of their vulnerable children initiatives. And of course, each year the kids and I try to look through the World Vision catalog and choose ethically-made gifts for people we love.
But today, I’m especially excited because once again World Vision USA is partnering with one of my favorite brands, Thirty-One Gifts. If you’re unfamiliar with the generosity of Thirty-One Gifts, this company’s desire to do good in the world is quite encouraging. Since 2012, Thirty-One Gifts has given more than $100 million to organizations doing good and sustainable work all around the world, including more than $39 million in product to World Vision. I’ve hosted several Thirty-One parties here on the blog, so I know many of you already know and love their products.
World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts have joined forces on Giving Tuesday since 2014. And this year, they’re doubling their gift. And too, they’re DOUBLING YOUR GIFT.
That’s right. For every dollar that you donate today on #GivingTuesday to World Vision, Thirty-One Gifts is matching it up to $2 million dollars.
Your financial gift will be used to empower the lives of children living in vulnerable situations.
Your gift will aid families who are hungry and thirsty and seeking a sustainable way to provide for their children.
Your gift will help provide education resources to young women who are seeking a better way forward.
Your gift will help provide new mothers with basic necessities to help her care for her baby. And that’s just the beginning.
Your gift might be used to help bring basic necessities to one child or it might be used to build a medical clinic that helps 500 families.
What I do know is this: your gift will be used wisely and sustainably.
My husband has traveled with World Vision to more than 10 countries. He’s witnessed over and over again the empowering, sustainable, and hope-giving programs that World Vision brings to a community. After each trip, Matthew comes home with story after story about how a child or a mother or a community is being impacted by the work of World Vision.
So, would you please consider giving today to World Vision? Not only will every dollar you give will be doubled by the good people at Thirty-One Gifts, every dollar you give will also bring tangible hope to somebody in need.
Any gift given to World Vision on Giving Tuesday — today, November 27 — will be matched with a donation of product up to $2 million from Thirty-One Gifts, helping families around the world with items to keep babies warm, deliver medical supplies, and keep girls in school. Double the impact of your Giving Tuesday gift and shine twice as bright in someone’s life today.