We promise to use your donation in the most effective way possible. The needs shown in this catalog reflect World Vision projects at the time the catalog was written and each item is representative of the gift category in which it appears. Donations will be used to provide assistance where it is needed most within that category or to address a similar need. With the larger items, such as wells, clinics and schools, World Vision pools donations in order to provide as many wells, clinics, and schools as possible. These items are not matched to individual donors.
Gifts have been selected for the Gift Catalog based on the needs and goals of our field projects. We aren't able to change the description of a gift or designate a more specific location.
Unfortunately, no. The items offered in our catalog are planned for projects benefiting children and families and cannot be given to individual sponsored children. If you would like to provide a gift for your sponsored child, call 1-800-777-5777. To ensure the best stewardship of our field staff's time and resources, such gifts must be $100 or more. Your gift will be used to purchase the item(s) in the child's country, saving shipping and other logistical costs. You will then receive an acknowledgement of your gift, stating how the gift was applied.
Gift amounts typically include the actual and management costs associated with purchasing and/or delivering an item or carrying out the service. It reflects the total amount needed to make that specific activity happen, whether it's shipping and distributing pharmaceuticals, or building a home for an orphan in Africa.
Cards are sent by first class mail within 48 to 72 hours of receiving your order. You should receive your cards within 7 to 10 business days of your order. Please order by December 17 for guaranteed Christmas delivery.
Yes, you will be mailed a receipt for your gift to World Vision. Your gifts are tax deductible, excluding the amount for shipping and handling charges or the fair market value for any Maximum Impact items, if applicable.
Yes, you can give any donation amount to any of our items.
Due to the prohibitive costs and administration required to report on each individual gift, we cannot provide photos and stories on gifts. For larger items such as wells, clinics, and schools, a report will be available as progress updates come in.
You can order cards that will be sent directly to you by submitting your order by mail or by phone at 1-888-511-6511. If you would like to have cards shipped directly to someone else, and/or if you would like your cards to be personalized, you can place your order on our website, www.worldvisiongifts.org.
Unfortunately, we can only ship to addresses within the United States. You can have the cards shipped to yourself and forward them in order to honor someone outside of the United States.