MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's favourite best friends
visited Brazil earlier this month to experience World Vision's work.
Teammates Jet Black and Dave Schram captured Canadian audiences with
their open hearts and fun-loving humour on The Amazing Race Canada, and quickly became fan favourites.
While in Brazil they saw the incredible impact made by Canadians who
give World Vision Gifts.
Black and Schram didn't sit on the sidelines during their action-packed
visit to rural Brazil. They took part in programs like soccer and music, which work to enrich the lives of children and teach them valuable
skills like teamwork and leadership. They even had the chance to
introduce floor hockey to a group of Brazilian kids in an afterschool
They also met a farmer, Edmilson, and his family whose lives have been
changed through chickens and goats they received from World Vision - items Canadians can give as gifts for
Christmas. These animals changed the lives of Edmilson's family by
providing them with nutrition, income and financial independence.
Things got a little wild when Black and Schram decided to help the
farmer gather eggs to sell in the market.
For more information, or to give gifts that will bring long-lasting
change to children, families and communities in Brazil and around the
world, visit www.worldvision.ca/gifts.
Jet and Dave's Brazilian adventure (length - 2:10): www.youtube.com/watch?v=Coq7bMVlhqw
Caption: Jet and Dave visit Analize and Ramon, two Brazilian children
whose family benefited from chickens and goats from World Vision Gifts.
Speaking about the recipients of World Vision Gifts, Black says, "these
are real people and these gifts are making real, long-lasting
differences in people's lives." Adds Schram, "This is so much more
rewarding, to know that you're actually buying something that means
something, and that could actually change someone's life."
"We want people to spend a little bit less at the mall, and instead get
something for their family and friends that will mean more than a
sweater. A World Vision gift will create a long-lasting impact for a
family in a developing country, and who wouldn't love to get that under
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy
organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all
people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Visit our
News Centre at worldvision.ca
Video with caption: "Video: Jet and Dave's Brazilian adventure". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Coq7bMVlhqw
Image with caption: "Jet and Dave visit Analize and Ramon, two Brazilian children whose family benefited from chickens and goats through World Vision Gifts. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131128_C5663_PHOTO_EN_33976.jpg
SOURCE: World Vision Canada
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