Saskatchewanians improve lives of 2,450 children through the Just One Child campaign

SASKATOON, SK, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Yesterday marked the official end of the 3-month long sponsorship campaign, and World Vision thanks the residents of Saskatchewan for their overwhelming desire to transform the lives of children globally.

Just One Child launched throughout the province this past February, with the goal of finding sponsors for 2,000 children around the world. Not only was the goal met, but it was surpassed with a total of 2,450 children sponsored.

"We are thrilled that the people of Saskatchewan have reached out to help change the lives of children in need," says David Tsigoulis, Campaigns Manager at World Vision. "Thanks to their incredible generosity, thousands of kids will not only have access to life's basic necessities, but will also have a chance at a better future."

As a long-term solution to poverty, the funds provided by individual sponsorships are combined with other Canadian sponsorships in the community to give children and their family access to necessities including:

  • Education and school supplies
  • Nutritious, sustainable food
  • Clean, sanitary water
  • Safe, skilled medical care

For just $39 a month, over 16,000 Saskatchewanians are now sponsoring more than 22,000 children globally.

To learn more about sponsoring a child, visit www.worldvision.ca

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.

Image with caption: "Sponsored siblings (L-R): Miyoba (age 8); Mutinta (age 9) and Lwiito (age 3), of Zambia, take a moment to say "thank you." (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130501_C2233_PHOTO_EN_26208.jpg

SOURCE: World Vision Canada

For further information:

CONTACTS
Kim Rupnarain; 416-846-3953; kimberly_rupnarain@worldvision.ca 
Julia Rim Shepard; 416-722-8770; Julia_rimshepard@worldvision.ca


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