World Vision is dedicated to building a better future for children by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We sponsor two children since 2005 providing clean water, nutrition, healthcare and education. It has been extremely rewarding and gives us the chance to connect with people globally. We write letters and send packages with supplies throughout the year and love hearing back from Irvin from El Salvador and Meda from Ethiopia.
World Vision has an amazing catalog that will provide you with the perfect gift for that person you want to WOW or that is just impossible to buy for. I have purchased goats for families in my clients names for $75.00, fruit trees for $30.00 and bed nets for a families for $18.00 for example. What a great way to Give Back while crossing a gift off your list.
Project Sunshine via Girl Scouts of America
Because being a wife, mom of three and Interior design blogger is just not fulfilling enough (just kidding) I have been a Girl Scouts of America Leader for ten years. It has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding things I have ever done. This year the girls chose to work with an incredible organization called Project Sunshine located in NYC.
The organization provides services to children that are going to surgery. The girls made 100 craft kits for the kids that were having surgery and painted a mural for The Harlem Hospital Pediatric Treatment Room. The mural will serve as a way to distract children during sometimes painful treatments with a fun bold city-scape coupled with an I-spy theme.
Charities Audrey Hepburn (my idol) Adored
Unicef: For those of you who don't, know I am a huge Audrey Hepburn fan. Audrey epitomizes style, grace and living a passionate life. She was truly dedicated to her work with Unicef and was their most active ambassador.
Audrey said, "I can testify to what Unicef means to children, because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II". (Taken from the fabulous book; Audrey Hepburn Treasures)
Audrey was fiercely unreserved in speaking out for those who otherwise don't have a voice, She herself said, "I feel so strongly that's where it all starts, with kindness. What a different world this would be if we all lived by that."
Thank you for giving back.
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