KITCHENER, ON, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, development organization
World Vision launches its Just One Child sponsorship campaign throughout Southwestern Ontario. From October 1 to
November 30, Southwestern Ontario residents are encouraged to come
together to help at least 1,000 children in need from countries around
Southwestern Ontario residents have already proved how big their hearts
are by collectively sponsoring more than 40,000 children through World
A sponsorship of just $39 a month helps parents and communities provide
children with access to essentials like education, clean drinking water
and health care.
"Over the last 33 years we have sponsored three beautiful children with
World Vision, each one from a different country and religion," says
Kitchener resident Christine Bartley. "It has been rewarding to see the
entire communities become self-sufficient, thanks to their own
determination and the work of World Vision."
"Through sponsorship, you are creating an opportunity for a child and
family many miles away to experience hope that leads to a better
future," says World Vision's Cheryl Hotchkiss of Waterloo. "For parents
living in poverty, hope for the future of their children is all they
often have to offer. But when you sponsor a child, your financial
contribution strengthens that hope and connects children and families
with resources like clean water, health care, education and nutritious
food that make the hope of better future for children a reality."
For more information about World Vision Canada's Just One Child Campaign, please visit www.justonechild.ca or call 1-877-34-CHILD (24453).
Dr. Valerie Thompson:
Sponsor from Cambridge, Ont., has visited children in Mongolia
Sponsor from Guelph, Ont.
World Vision Canada spokesperson based in Waterloo, Ont.
Former sponsored child from Philippines, based in Mississauga, Ont.
Image with caption: "Jesenia, 15, from Nicaragua is in school and has a better future thanks to her sponsors, John and Lisa of Cambridge. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131001_C6208_PHOTO_EN_31562.jpg
SOURCE: World Vision Canada
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