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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Share the Joy with World Market

It’s that special time of the year when giving is just so easy to do. When I was asked to participate in the World Market Share the Joy Challenge , I was so excited. The question was asked,  “how can you give back this holiday season using items from World Market?”. 
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Since they have so many amazing foods, I knew immediately that I wanted to create a gift basket using some of the food and other items available at World Market and give it to someone that I know personally that truly understands about sharing the joy.

Mr. B works with an amazing woman, Ms D. Ms D is one of those types of people just makes you want to be a better person.  She gives and gives and never expects anything in return.

One of the projects she is involved with that brings tears to my eyes is feeding the homeless here in Denver.

Ms D gives so much of herself and her time to take care of others.
One weekend a month she spends the day in her kitchen making casseroles, baking cookies or muffins and preparing sandwiches. She then packs it all up and spends the night at a corner downtown, handing it all out to the homeless. She does this all out of the pure goodness of her heart. No one asks her to do this, she just does it. 

She, of course, always cooks in large batches so, I wanted to create a gift that just she and her partner could enjoy.
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I started with a 4 quart enameled cast iron covered pot and added 4 pretty green crocks.
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I then lined the pot with a pretty napkin and filled it with food and tools I thought Ms D would enjoy.
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I hadn't really planned on going with a theme but as I got to picking out everything, a bright and fun green theme emerged!
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From the parchment sheet packaging to the tools and even the olive oil. 
I had so much fun putting it all together, all the while hoping Ms D would enjoy it all and know these were truly gifts from my heart.

The hardest part was getting together with her in order to present here with this gift.  She is such a busy bee!  She not only volunteers her time by feeding the homeless, she also teaches a cooking class at her church for kids.  

Finally we were able to get together at my home.  I explained to her that I was challenged to share the joy with someone that helps others and that she immediately came to my mind. I am such an admitted sap too.  I could barely get the words out and I was already in tears!
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As I showed her all that I had put together for her she said that green was her favorite color!  It was meant to be LOL!
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Ms D was so surprised and just so humble about receiving this gift from me.  I can’t thank World Market enough for this chance to give to someone that gives so much of herself all year long!

There are other ways that Cost Plus World Market is Sharing the Joy this Season! You can enter their Share The Joy Sweepstakes for 4 chances to win $5,000 for yourself AND $5,000 to donate to the charity of your choice! How amazing is that?
Head on over here and ENTER TO WIN!
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Now I challenge you by asking, How do you YOU Share The Joy?

I appreciate the complementary gift cards that I received for the supplies in this post. All opinions are honest and my own. 

11 comments:

  1. Awww, that is such a sweet gift! Great idea. Thanks for the info about the sweepstakes! I entered.

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  2. Kathe what a joy to be able to share with someone as awesome as Ms D!! YOU are such a great an generous friend. I always try to help with a needy family at Christmas and donate to Toys for Tots. I know I am so blessed also!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  3. The grocery store I shop has a food box at the entrance that makes it easy to drop in a few items each shopping trip but my favorite charity is the Boys Ranch home in Texas. They have an incredible program to take in and raise children that can no longer stay with their families for a variety of reasons. Last year on our Black Friday shopping trip, my shopping group put together gift boxes for every girl in one of their group homes. We had so much fun, and the girls were delighted.

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  4. Awesome!! I love pay it forward stories. They are the best.

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  5. What a special gift for Ms D. That was so thoughtful of you to give back. I think all of us think about doing this but time gets away from us. Thank you for nudging us to give back.
    Mary

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  6. What a wonderful way to show someone a big thanks! I do love that green you selected too (even if it was not planned!)

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  7. I love what you chose for the gift. I am sure she was thrilled!

    Have a wonderful Tgiving Kathe!

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  8. Lovely gift, Kathe. It truly does bring joy to give to others. I know your friend appreciated the gift.

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