Get Your Goat…
That is what one says to someone when you want to bug them. To tease them. To get them to pay attention. When you use that phrase in the context of World Vision Canada, it means something completely different. Over 50,000 gifts were purchased through the World Vision Catalogue in 2015 and guess what? The most popular gift was to give someone a goat.
In the past, I would have been happy to get a goat for a few of my relatives…just to get their goat (and get them thinking about #meaningfulGifts). Do you wonder why goats are so popular? They are the gift that keeps on giving. Goats provide families with protein and income to help them survive and thrive. One dairy goat can give up to 250 litres of milk a year. Goats can be bred to produce 2 to 3 kids a year, and eventually multiply into a whole herd. Can you imagine what would happen if you have a family in a developing country a goat and two hens and a rooster? – madness! Once again, gifts that keep on giving: income from selling eggs, milk to sell and a growing animal family.
M y children have been enamoured with the idea of giving piglettes and chickens , medicine as well as school supplies for children. These are all gifts that you can give that have a greater impact than a video game or a matching pair of candle holders. Some of these gifts also have a multiplier effect (so if you donate to World Vision Partners (World Food Programme, Gov’t of Canada, Canadian Food Banks ) will match or multiply the donations).
Do you want to learn more? Join us this Thursday December 8th at 8 p.m. EST December 8th. With our host @WorldVisionCAN , join Linked Moms, Paula Schuck (@Inkscrblr) and Myself as we chat about the upcoming holidays and the various people on our lists. Are you finished shopping already? Do you have dozens of people left? Are you stuck? We can help.
Remember the hashtag #meaningfulgifts and don’t forget to RSVP below then show up to the party.
World Vision Canada Meaningful Gifts Twitter Party
We are giving away 3 prizes of 3 separate Visa Gift Cards.
Prize #1. One – $100 Gift Card grand prize
Prize #2. One – $50 Gift card
Prize #3. One – $50 Gift Card
You must RSVP and be present and participating in order to have a chance to win. Prizing Canada Only
Date: Thursday, December 8 at 8 pm ET, 2016
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm EST
- Hosts: @WorldVisionCAN
- Questions: @Linkedmoms
- Hashtag: #MeaningfulGifts
- Prizing Canada Only