- Catalog offers artisan-made, celebrity-featured gifts to support communities through
World Vision’s work around the world
- This year’s catalog features hundreds of gifts — with donation amounts from $10 to $15,000 —that help families around the world lift themselves out of poverty
SEATTLE, Sep. 6, 2023 — Christian humanitarian organization World Vision has enlisted a star-studded cast of celebrity supporters to play an inspiring role in promoting its annual Christmas gift catalog. Each year, the catalog raises millions of dollars to help fund World Vision’s relief and development work around the globe.
The celebrities featuring artisan-made gifts in this year’s catalog include:
- Emmy®-winning actor, producer and bestselling author Patricia Heaton, who has supported the Gift Catalog since 2014. Heaton’s “Morning Blessings” artisanal mug is formed of Talavera clay and hand painted in Mexico by local women using methods passed down through generations.
- Actor, director and producer Melissa Joan Hart, a Gift Catalog supporter since 2018. Hart’s “Beads of Blessing” beaded bracelet is skillfully crafted by talented women artisans in South Africa by sewing glass beads around cloth.
- TV host and multimedia personality Tayshia Adams, in her second year as a Gift Catalog celebrity supporter. Adams is featuring the “Serving Joy” charcuterie board, made of olive wood and reclaimed-bone inlay by artisans in rural Kenya using master woodcarving skills.
- Actor and singer Alexa PenaVega, new to the World Vision celebrity supporter family. PenaVega is showcasing the “Seeds of Change” wrap bracelet, handcrafted from melon seeds in Colombia. The bracelet is lightweight, eco-friendly and clasp-free.
- Actor, author and director Kristoffer Polaha is once again promoting his “Further Together” waxed string bracelets. Made of waxed cotton thread with metal caps, these adjustable bracelets are hand-braided by skilled women artisans.
Other celebrities returning this year to support the catalog include 12-year NFL veteran Kelvin Beachum, offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals and spokesperson for World Vision’s disaster relief and humanitarian efforts, as well as pop singer and American Idol contestant Wé McDonald.
“The World Vision Christmas Gift Catalog is one of the simplest ways families can address some of the world’s most difficult challenges. Sustained conflict, natural disasters, growing food insecurity, and the need for clean water make World Vision’s work even more important as we respond to global crises and help empower millions of people to lift themselves out of poverty,” said Edgar Sandoval Sr., president and CEO of World Vision. “We thank God for our generous donors. When they shop for items from the Gift Catalog, they not only provide a gift for their loved ones but also make a positive impact in the lives of children and families across the globe.”
Donations for the artisan-made gifts offered in the catalog go to the World Vision Fund, empowering kids and families to tackle the big issues that keep them in poverty and equipping them to thrive. Donors can give any gift in a loved one’s name and choose to send a complimentary, personalized card describing the gift and its impact.
Launched in 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog features hundreds of life-changing items with donation amounts ranging from $10 to $15,000, including farm animals, clean water systems, economic empowerment services, healthcare support, emergency food, and clothing and school supplies.
To order from the catalog, visit worldvisiongifts.org or call 1-855-WV-GIFTS (1-855-984-4387).
About the World Vision Gift Catalog
Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has given families and individuals across the U.S. the opportunity to empower children and communities here and around the world through hundreds of items that address a wide variety of needs: clean water, food security, education, child protection, livelihood support and more.
About World Vision:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, please visit worldvision.org or follow on X, formerly known as Twitter, @WorldVisionUSA.