VICTORIA, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, development organization World
Vision launches its Just One Child sponsorship campaign throughout
Vancouver Island. From July 2 until September 30, residents of the
Island will come together in an effort to find sponsors for at least
1,500 children from around the world, including countries like the
The people of Vancouver Island have already proven how generous they are
toward children in need, with almost 14,000 island residents
collectively sponsoring almost 18,000 children around the world.
Individually, each sponsorship of just $39 a month provides children
access to basic necessities such as education, clean drinking water and
For more information about World Vision's Just One Child campaign,
please visit www.justonechild.ca, call 1-866-858-2437, or search the hashtag #justonechild on Facebook and Twitter.
"I'm excited to share the stories of the incredible families I met while
visiting the Philippines with the folks here on the island. I was
encouraged knowing that together, as a community, we can be part of
changing the lives of children just like Kris."
- Brittany King, On-air host at KOOL FM and Just One Child spokesperson
"We're hopeful and excited to bring Just One Child to Vancouver Island.
The people of Vancouver Island have shown how compassionate they are
toward children in need, and we're confident that together, we can make
a positive difference in the lives of 1,500 more children around the
world through sponsorship."
- Katie Hackett, campaign coordinator, World Vision Canada
There are 13,940 sponsors from the Vancouver Island area
Collectively, Vancouver Island sponsors 17,820 children around the globe
Together, we hope to find sponsors for 1,500 more children internationally
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
Image with caption: "Brittany King of KOOL FM visits with 5-year-old Kristalyna, or Kris for short, in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130702_C4665_PHOTO_EN_28675.jpg
SOURCE: World Vision Canada
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