Gifts with Vision is about doing more than giving gifts: it is about giving gifts that help change the world.
Gifts with Vision projects support the work of United Church partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and across Canada.
The United Church of Canada developed the giving catalogue Gifts with Vision in response to member requests to be able to give gifts to relatives, friends, and loved ones that are in direct support of the church’s Mission and Service Fund partners across Canada and around the world.
If you are seeking inspiring new gift ideas or perhaps would rather not give family and friends the same old clothes/toys/chocolates, Gifts with Vision presents a new way to celebrate special occasions. Give a gift that can help change people’s lives!
The 2013 catalogue is the first truly national edition. Gifts with Vision follows successful local catalogues developed in the Bay of Quinte and London Conferences, as well as 2011’s positive first-year pilot test of Gifts with Vision in Bay of Quinte, Montreal, Ottawa, and Saskatchewan Conferences. (Note: During this test phase, the catalogue will be available in English only.)
Gift funding raised for partners through the catalogue will be over and above the regular member-supported, stable core funding that these partners receive.
Everyone will find something in Gifts with Vision worth sharing with the special people in their lives. Gifts are available in a range of dollar amounts, as well as for many areas of need (hunger, shelter, education, health, safety, mobility, and more).
If you get the Observer magazine, you would have a received a Gifts with Vision catalogue in the November edition. If you don’t receive the Observer magazine, please see the information about getting it delivered to your home and consider that. You can also pick up a copy of the 2013 Gifts with Vision catalogue from the welcome desk in the front foyer.