Monday, December 14, 2009

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Self-Sustaining Gifts

"Self-sustaining living is becoming more and more popular in the U.S. as families seek to save money and reduce their carbon footprint by growing their own vegetables, raising their own livestock and cooking from scratch. This trend reflects how the majority of people around the world already live. Help improve worldwide sustainability by giving a gift from the 2009 World Vision Gift Catalog. The catalog features more than 100 gifts that truly make a difference for families in need – including gifts that encourage more sustainable living in communities around the world."

Click here for more on how to give gifts that make a lasting difference.

Bright Jewels: Restoring Victims of Sexual Trafficking

"They sell necklaces with a story. But the story this jewelry tells isn’t about blood diamonds; it represents freedom from a far more subtle, but equally destructive, practice.

It’s a practice that entraps women and children in a hell from which they can’t get away. Kelly Besedick and Ginnie Wagner started Wonderfully Made Jewelry about four years ago to address one of the great injustices—heinous crimes, in fact—of this era: the sex trade."

For more on the story, click here.