I remind my kids often that they are lucky to have a roof above their heads at night, two cars to travel in, food to eat, and clean water to drink. They look at me like I’m crazy. I can’t emphasize enough to them that their life is easy. This holiday season I will have something in my hands to show my kids that is connected to a community somewhere in the world that is not as privileged as we are. I will have hand-carved serving spoons to help tell the story of orphans in the Kamba tribe of Kenya. The serving spoons are made to benefit orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya. Each one is unique—just like the children they help.
This holiday season, let the scarf around your neck, the ornaments on your tree, or the wooden serving spoons on your table be conversation starters. What’s the topic? Children and families in impoverished communities and solving the challenges they are facing, such as access to food, clean water, education, and more.
How can a clothing accessory or table decoration contribute to this dialog? When gift-givers make a holiday donation through World Vision’s Maximum Impact Fund, the gift is used where it’s most needed, tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges. With a donation of $25 or more the donor receives a free gift (a few listed below) to wear, carry, use or give to a loved one. Most of the Maximum Impact Fund items available in the catalog are made by micro-enterprising artisans around the world and the sale proceeds directly benefit their communities.
With a donation of $25 or more, the donor receives a free gift to wear, carry, use or give to a loved one. Most of the Maximum Impact Fund items available in the catalog are made by micro-enterprising artisans around the world and the sale proceeds directly benefit their communities.
Here are a few gorgeous gift ideas from the catalog:
- Tie the beautiful beaded ornaments to napkin rings as a vivid tabletop decoration. The set includes three handmade Zakale wire and bead ornaments from Nairobi. Meaning “reuse,” Zakale crafts are made from recycled materials by a group of Kenyan artisans reclaiming their own lives from poverty.
- Dish up a holiday salad with unique hand-carved serving spoons made with care to benefit orphans in Kenya.
- Accessorize for a holiday party with a silk scarf from the coast of Thailand. After the harvest season, the women of Thailand’s Surin Province put down the farming tools and take up the loom to hand-wove the beautiful Sabai scarves.
- The BPA-Free 16 oz. eco cold cup comes in handy when on the run. Every sip is a reminder of those who’ve been helped.
Win Hand Carved Serving Spoons
One lucky reader will win these these hand-carved serving spoons.
Entries accepted through 11am December 26th. Open to U.S. residents ages 18 and over only. No P.O. Boxes.