Vancouver Island changes the world, one child at a time

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 Philippines.

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 nutritious food.

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.

Quotes:

"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

Quick Facts:

  • 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

For further information:

For interviews contact:
Kim Rupnarain - 416-846-3953 or kimberly_rupnarain@worldvision.ca
Genevieve Barber - 416-671-0086 or genevieve_barber@worldvision.ca


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