This holiday season, why not give gifts that truly make a difference? World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that provides long-term solutions to poverty, emergency humanitarian assistance, and advocates on behalf of the poor. They work in nearly 100 countries, including the U.S. As you start shopping for loved ones this holiday season, why not consider the World Vision Gift Catalogue, which is loaded with handcrafted items from around the world. It also features practical, life-saving gifts that you can give in honor of a loved one. For example, you could purchase a goat, which would go to a family somewhere in the world where it would make a meaningful difference.

November 28 is “Giving Tuesday,” the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, during which we are encouraged to give generously to organizations devoted to helping others. I the case of World Vision, you have a chance to make twice the impact, thanks to a donation from Thirty-One Gifts. For every donation to World Vision on Giving Tuesday, Thirty-One Gifts will provide up to $1 million in backpacks, drawstrings bags, and apparel to help children and families in need. Check out the catalogue at www.worldvisiongifts.org or call toll-free at 855-WV-GIFTS.