We love World Vision in our household! We've sponsored our little girl, Paola, for the past 4 years through World Vision. I also love their disaster relief funds that allow you to help when crisis's like the earthquake in Haiti or the Tsunami in Japan occur.
In a time where financial accountability is no longer the norm, World Vision is also trustworthy. At any time you can view their financial records online; financial accountability with the resources they receive is very important to them. And it shows.
World Vision doesn't just allow you to sponsor a child; they offer so much more. They provide nutritional information to families, nets to protect against malaria, micro loans to help enable communities to start businesses and become productive, HIV and AIDS treatment...
World Vision has an amazing catalog for you to shop from. You can purchase a goat that can provide milk for a family, a wheel chair for a special needs child, fund job training or even a share in a deep well that will provide water for a whole community. Or you can always sponsor a child for someone and change that child's life, their families life and provide them with limitless potential.... all for a Christmas gift!
Check out their catalog and give a gift that keeps on giving! Their website even allows you to print a card letting your loved one know that you donated in their name.
And on a side note, World Visions president, Richard Stearns, he is amazing. If you haven't read his book The Hole in Our Gospel, you should. It is amazing to read his story of being a CEO of a large corporation to transitioning to becoming the president of World Vision. The works he's doing with World Vision and the many people that work for them, are truly changing the world.