TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadian comedians Colin Mochrie and Debra
McGrath are talking about Christmas. They teamed up to record a radio
message about one of their favourite ways to buy Christmas presents,
the World Vision Gift Catalogue. This public service announcement can
be downloaded through CNW, or heard on local radio stations.
Mochrie and McGrath have been giving friends and family World Vision
gifts for the past 8 years, and have visited the Democratic Republic of
Congo to see World Vision in action.
It is fun choosing and giving a donation that will mean a lot to a loved
one. Says Mochrie, "I'll never buy another tie for Christmas when I can
give a fun gift like an alpaca instead."
The World Vision Gift Catalogue allows Canadians to give tangible
donations on behalf of their loved ones. It is an excellent way to
change lives and brighten futures by supporting children and families
around the world.
World Vision consults with communities, and asks them to list their
greatest needs. These needs are then translated into the gifts in the
World Vision Gift Catalogue. So when a gift is purchased through the
Gift Catalogue, someone overseas receives a valuable item that will
help change their life. With over 60 gift ideas, there's a gift for
everyone. Gifts can be purchased through the print catalogue or at worldvision.ca/gifts.
Canadians can personalize a gift for a loved one for a touching present.
For example, they can donate Two Hens and a Rooster to someone who
loves cooking, so every time they crack an egg they can think of the
family they helped.
For the latest news and information on the Gift Catalogue media can
access the World Vision Gift Catalogue news room at:
Stations: Questions or concerns regarding the delivery of the public
service announcement should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
World Vision is a leading Christian relief, development and advocacy
organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our
Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world's most
vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race,
ethnicity or gender.
Audio with caption: "Canadian comedians talk about Christmas". Audio available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2011/11/07/20111107_C3221_AUDIO_EN_6205.mp3
SOURCE CNW Broadcast Services
For further information:
Genevieve Handler Barber, 905-565-6200 ext. 2176 or 416-671-0086, Genevieve_Barber@WorldVision.ca