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 2012 catalogue is the first to be widely offered by the national church. This Gifts with Vision follows successful local catalogues developed in Bay of Quinte and London Conferences, as well as last year’s positive first-year pilot test of Gifts with Vision in Bay of Quinte, Montreal and Ottawa, and Saskatchewan Conferences. (Note: To support London Conference’s existing successful catalogue, Gifts with Vision will not be circulated to London Conference. Also, 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).
Spreading the Word
Send an email message to those you know who might also wish to know about Gifts with Vision. You can also use the "Share this Page" links to share specific projects or pages with your friends and family on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google +.
Also, see our Downloads page to download a PDF version of the catalogue for use offline.
Suggestions for Gifts with Vision
Christmas is a wonderful time to think about others and to express love for special people in our lives. Now you can do both with a Gift with Vision.
In addition, you give gifts for many reasons and occasion through the entire year. A Gift with Vision is perfect for
- Mother’s Day
- Father’s Day
Any gift-giving occasion is the time to share love for family and friends with others throughout the world with a Gift with Vision. Let your gift recipient know that you are both helping to change the world.
Strength in Numbers
Gifts with Vision are perfect for group giving as well. Church committees, UCW groups, youth groups, and Sunday schools can contribute to make a collective Gift with Vision.