Give meaningful gifts.

At Christmas and for other special occasions, opt for a gift that changes lives in place of the latest gadget or unneeded item. Through the World Vision Gift Catalog you can donate goats, soccer balls, fruit trees, part of a water well, and much more in honor of a loved one. This type of giving can be an educational tool, too; engage your children, students, or Sunday school class in selecting and funding gifts to help them better understand the needs of the poor.

Offer a hand up.

In the world’s poorest places, multitudes of hardworking entrepreneurs simply lack the opportunity and support to turn their business ideas into a reality. Microloans and training provide the resources they need to create successful enterprises, which enable them to feed their children, send them to school, save for the future, and transform their communities by creating jobs. World Vision Micro allows you to invest in and celebrate the success of specific entrepreneurs. When their loan is repaid, your donation is recycled to help even more entrepreneurs.

Get your company engaged.

Hundreds of companies partner with World Vision through in-kind donations of essential products and supplies that support World Vision’s humanitarian efforts. Others engage their employees (and build team morale) through World Vision kit builds or give a percentage of some product sales to World Vision. To learn how your company can connect, call 1.888.511.6443, or to learn how to maximize your personal giving through your organization, contact

Leave a legacy.

Make a difference—even after your lifetime—by designating World Vision as a beneficiary of your will, life insurance policy, or retirement assets. World Vision’s Gift Planning team (1.800.426.5753) offers helpful, professional, no-obligation assistance with estate planning to help you ensure a legacy of giving.