A 'thank you' for students' holiday generosity
VICTORIA, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - On Monday, a visit from two goats
surprised students aged five to 10 from St. Michaels University School
in Victoria, to celebrate the generosity they've shown during this
The goats' arrival was greeted by the cheers of nearly 200 children, who
then had a chance to pet the goats and ask questions.
In the lead up to the holidays, a student-led initiative had junior
school students doing extra chores around the house to earn money that
can be put towards animals for families overseas through World Vision
Gifts.This is the fifth year in a row they've done this, and this year
they raised enough to stock a stable.
"I think it is important to help others because some people don't have
what they need," says Devon, a grade four student at St. Michaels
University School. "But we have what we want and what we need. This
Christmas I hope to give more than I get."
World Vision Gifts has more than 60 options available. These alternative
gifts - ranging from goats and chickens to medical kits are the perfect
gift for someone on your holiday list and what's more, they provide
lasting hope and opportunity for families in developing countries. Find
out more at www.worldvision.ca/gifts
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.
Video with caption: "Video: B.C. school goes to the goats". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vaA8MYGSDY&feature=youtu.be
SOURCE: World Vision Canada
For further information:
Genevieve Barber, 905-565-6200 ext. 2176, Genevieve_Barber@worldvision.ca
Julia Rim Shepard, 905-565-6200 ext. 3898, Julia_RimShepard@worldvision.ca
St. Michaels University School:
Erin Anderson, 250-370-6169, Erin.Anderson@smus.ca