May 3, 2011, SEATTLE
— The second Sunday in May offers an annual opportunity to honor Mothers across the nation. It is an occasion to commemorate and celebrate their countless contributions with gifts of love. When it comes to Mom’s priorities, children’s needs come first. What better way to honor Mom than by helping disadvantaged Mothers provide for their children? World Vision Gift Catalog
offers a variety of opportunities to assist Mothers and their families around the world by purchasing essential life-sustaining items.
For the Mom who has everything, the Mom who loves to make a difference, or the Green Mom who appreciates sustainable gifts that don't create waste, items from the World Vision Gift Catalog offer a unique way to say thank-you this Mother's Day.
Gifts that will help change the lives of children and moms around the world include:
- Brand-new clothes
and shoes to protect children from freezing temperatures--or the hot sun ($35 gift multiplies to provide $385 worth of new clothing thanks to generous donations from corporations)
- Baby care
essentials and training to help a new mom protect her baby ($77)
- Small business loan
for a hardworking mom to start or grow her own business ($100)
- Sponsor a child
in Mom's name, helping to provide things like water, healthcare, access to education, for the child's entire community ($35 monthly gift)
“Mother’s Day is a time for celebrating life, and for giving back to others,” says World Vision Gift Catalog National Director Devin Hermanson. “There’s no better way to celebrate than to provide a gift of lifesaving supplies to a needy family, while teaching your own children about giving to others.”
The World Vision Gift Catalog, located at www.worldvisiongifts.org
, offers more than 100 poverty-fighting gifts starting in price from $16 that can be purchased in the name of a mother, child, friend, or loved one. After purchasing a Gift Catalog item, the recipient in turn receives a special card describing the gift that was purchased and the impact it will have in the life of a person in need.
Since the World Vision Gift Catalog was first introduced in 1996, it’s raised over $160 million dollars. New gifts have been introduced and its popularity as a gift-giving alternative has grown substantially. And while a goat ($75) may be World Vision’s number one seller, there are more than 100 gifts (many under $35) to choose from.About World VisionWorld Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve the world's poor -- regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information on their efforts, visit WorldVision.org/press or follow them on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews