Thursday, March 29, 2012

Charity Hopping Around the World Giveaway Hop (Ends 4/4)

Welcome to the Charity Hopping Around the World Giveaway Hop
March 30th to April 4th

Hosted by:
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Reading Away the Days
Reading a Little Bit of Everything

Purpose: To promote a charity that you support.

Charities are something that are close to my heart.  I have supported several over the years, and I decided that I am going to spotlight the one that I support on a monthly basis.

A few years ago, as I was trying to get my finances in order, God impressed me to support a child through World Vision on a monthly basis.  If you do not know about World Vision, let me fill you in.

Signing up to sponsor a child is such an easy process.  And you feel really good about it.  I involved my daughter in it, and we decided to find a girl who has the same birthday as us.  (My daughter and I share a birthday.  I know, now you can say, "That is so cool."  Actually, yes it is!)  And we did.  And she was also from the area that we wanted to support--Eastern Europe.  As we have followed her, it has been so neat to see our sponsored child, Megi, grow up, go to school, and learn about God.

About a year or so later, God impressed me yet again to support another child.  And God led me to pick a boy from Africa.  This boy didn't go to school, and he lived in a really bad area.  I was so excited to finally see him going to school and truly growing into a nice, young man.

World Vision is an organization that is local to me (Federal Way, Washington--yay!), and it only takes a small amount each month to support a child.  Depending on the area, it can be $30 or $35 per month.  You can set it up to be drawn out of your bank account or charged to your credit card automatically.  Amazingly, I hardly notice the $65 each month.

Oh, and the neat thing is that you hear from your child now and then.  You also get to send them Christmas cards/gifts and other holidays throughout the year.  You get a yearly report.  World Vision makes it so easy to make a difference in our world.

In addition to supporting children on a monthly basis, you can send a one-time gift towards various countries and relief efforts.  I have to admit that I love doing that.  In the past, I have sent a portion of my income tax return funds to them.

So now to my giveaway.  One person will win a $10 gift to World Vision and an inspirational book of your choice $10 or less.  Entering is very simple--use the rafflecopter form--and the giveaway is open worldwide. Be sure to enter by 9 P.M. Pacific Time on April 4.  And don't forget to check out all the other blogs to learn about more charities and the chance to win even more giveaways.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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