SEATTLE, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Giving Tuesday (December 1), any gift given to World Vision makes twice the impact thanks to a donation from Thirty-One Gifts. The company will match every donation to World Vision that day with a donation of one of their products, such as a warm blanket or a tote bag, to a family in need around the world, up to $1 million in products.
In the midst of the retail frenzy following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity to go from "gimme, gimme" to giving back, making a difference in the lives of others by focusing on charitable giving.
"We're a company with a mission to empower and support women and families," said Thirty-One Gifts President, Founder and CEO Cindy Monroe. "This partnership is a great opportunity to share our hearts and mission to give women the opportunity for a better life, to impact families in need, and further the reach of World Vision."
"We are thrilled to partner with Thirty-One Gifts to make an even bigger impact in the lives of those we serve around the world," said Deborah Johns, World Vision's director of community engagement. "Items like blankets from this generous donation will help new mothers in Somalia keep their babies warm and dry, and tote bags and clothing will be given to refugees in Armenia who have escaped the Syrian conflict."
Earlier this year, World Vision distributed Thirty-One Gifts utility totes to volunteer health educators like Renathe in Burundi and blankets to new mothers in Somalia who used them as receiving blankets for their babies.
In Burundi, when malnourished children are discharged from intensive feeding centers, these local volunteers travel around to the homes to visit the children and monitor their health and progress. Before receiving the Thirty-One Gifts totes, the volunteers had to carry all their materials and equipment by hand and materials would often get dirty or wet when it rained. These colorful bags help keep the teaching materials clean and make it easier for the women to visit each home.
Products donated to World Vision on Giving Tuesday through this partnership will be shared with communities in need so that women like Renathe are able to continue the important education they are providing.
This holiday season marks the 20th anniversary of World Vision's Gift Catalog, and the Christian humanitarian agency is giving shoppers over 100 ways to join the movement to end extreme poverty by providing life-saving gifts through the 2015 World Vision Gift Catalog. In fiscal year 2015 alone, more than 122,000 donors gave more than 297,000 items from the Gift Catalog helping more than 650,000 people around the world.
To order from World Vision's Gift Catalog, visit www.worldvisiongifts.org or call 1-855-WV-GIFTS.
- Want to see where your dollars go? Watch this YouTube video to see how the Gift Catalog works.
About Thirty One Gifts
Thirty-One Gifts is one of the leading direct-selling companies in the U.S., and the 28th largest in the world. The distinctive functional products range from totes and personalized home organization solutions to the Jewell by Thirty-One fashion line that includes premium, functional faux leather purses and wallets, and JK by Thirty-One artisan jewelry. Products are sold through more than 100,000 independent sales consultants via home parties in all 50 U.S. states and nine provinces in Canada. The company was named for Proverbs 31, a chapter of the Bible that celebrates hard-working women who are compassionate, gracious and inspiring to their families and the people around them. The independent business opportunity offers a unique solution to women's need to earn extra income while working independently.
One of the strongest values at Thirty-One is giving back to the communities where its employees and sales consultants live and work by supporting three key pieces of their heart – girls, women and families. Since forming its philanthropic initiative, Thirty-One Gives, in 2012, the company has donated more than $80 million in product and cash to support the mission.
About the World Vision Gift Catalog
Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has given people the opportunity to better the lives of children, adults and communities in the U.S. and around the world through hundreds of gifts in all different areas of need: clean water, food, education, sexual exploitation, job training and others. In fiscal year 2015, more than 122,000 donors gave more than 297,000 items from the Gift Catalog helping more than 650,000 people around the world. To order from World Vision's Gift Catalog, visit www.worldvisiongifts.org or call toll-free at 1-855-WV-GIFTS.
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 http://www.worldvision.org/mediaor follow on Twitter @WorldVisionNews.
SOURCE World Vision; Thirty-One Gifts