Each year around the holidays, my favorite day (before Christmas) is Giving Tuesday. I love that after all the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are companies who give back. World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts are two that always do this, and last year matched 1 million dollars in product for donations given.
“In Burundi, when malnourished children are discharged from intensive feeding centers, these local volunteers travel around to the homes to visit the children and monitor their health and progress. Before receiving the Thirty-One Gifts totes, the volunteers had to carry all their materials and equipment by hand and materials would often get dirty or wet when it rained. These colorful bags help keep the teaching materials clean and make it easier for the women to visit each home.” – World Vision
Today is Giving Tuesday! Any gift given to World Vision today will be generously matched with a product donation from Thirty-One Gifts up to $2,000,000, so any donation you make will have twice the impact for helping families in need around the world.
The Thirty-One Gifts donation of product includes items like apparel, thermals, and totes. Last year, the Thirty-One Gifts blankets that were included in their Giving Tuesday match were used in World Vision programs around the world to keep infants warm and healthy.
Even in warmer climates, blankets are a necessity. Living in the desert means I know days can be hot but nights freezing cold. Besides that, as a mom I know how versatile a blanket can be with a baby.
You can choose any item to donate through World Vision today, but if you want to make a direct donation to support new mothers and their infants, I recommend the New Mother and Baby Kit! “The first weeks of a newborn’s life are the most critical. You can help save young lives by giving a new mother the essential things like a bassinet, cloth diapers, blankets, a container for clean water, and soap. Your gift also provides life-saving infant care training.”
Click over to World Vision to learn more and donate now.