Saskatchewanians encouraged to change the world, one child at a time

Jo-An, age three, benefits from living in a World Vision community (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)

Development organization World Vision launches Just One Child Campaign

SASKATOON, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, development organization World Vision launches its Just One Child sponsorship campaign throughout Saskatchewan. From February 4 until April 30, Saskatchewan residents are encouraged to come together to sponsor at least 2,000 children from countries such as Zambia, India and Brazil.

"I sponsor five children from Zambia, Malawi and Rwanda," says Christy Zacharias, a mother of two and resident of Martensville. "I've seen for myself the work on the ground, the innovative projects that World Vision has in place to help combat poverty overseas. If people could see what I saw, they would know sponsorship works."

Saskatchewan residents have already proven how big their hearts are by collectively sponsoring more than 20,000 children through World Vision.

A sponsorship of just $39 a month provides access to essentials like education, clean drinking water and medical care for a child by building resources in their community.

"The goal of child sponsorship is to help communities find solutions to their local issues and thereby enable families to provide for their children," says World Vision's, Jason Moffat of Saskatoon. "By sponsoring just one child an individual can help ease the struggles of an entire community."

For more information about World Vision Canada's Just One Child Campaign, please visit www.justonechild.ca or call 1-877-34-CHILD (24453).

Interviews Available
Christy and Colin Zacharias:  
Bryan Bosley:    
Jason Moffat:  
Vicky Wong:    

Sponsors from Martensville, Sask., have visited children in Malawi and Zambia.
Sponsor from Buena Vista, Sask., has visited children in Rwanda.
World Vision Canada spokesperson based in Saskatoon, Sask.
Former sponsored child from Philippines, based in Mississauga, Ont.
   
   

 

 

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SOURCE: World Vision Canada

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To request interviews, b-roll, images and captions, please contact: 
Kimberly Rupnarain  905-565-6200 ext. 3568    416-846-3953   kimberly_rupnarain@worldvision.ca
Genevieve Handler Barber 905-565-6200 ext. 2176    416-671-0086 genevieve_barber@worldvision.ca