Development organization World Vision launches Just One Child Campaign
SASKATOON, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, development organization World
Vision launches its Just One Child sponsorship campaign throughout Saskatchewan. From February 4 until
April 30, Saskatchewan residents are encouraged to come together to
sponsor at least 2,000 children from countries such as Zambia, India
"I sponsor five children from Zambia, Malawi and Rwanda," says Christy
Zacharias, a mother of two and resident of Martensville. "I've seen for
myself the work on the ground, the innovative projects that World
Vision has in place to help combat poverty overseas. If people could
see what I saw, they would know sponsorship works."
Saskatchewan residents have already proven how big their hearts are by
collectively sponsoring more than 20,000 children through World Vision.
A sponsorship of just $39 a month provides access to essentials like
education, clean drinking water and medical care for a child by
building resources in their community.
"The goal of child sponsorship is to help communities find solutions to
their local issues and thereby enable families to provide for their
children," says World Vision's, Jason Moffat of Saskatoon. "By
sponsoring just one child an individual can help ease the struggles of
an entire community."
For more information about World Vision Canada's Just One Child Campaign, please visit www.justonechild.ca or call 1-877-34-CHILD (24453).
Christy and Colin Zacharias:
Sponsors from Martensville, Sask., have visited children in Malawi and
Sponsor from Buena Vista, Sask., has visited children in Rwanda.
World Vision Canada spokesperson based in Saskatoon, Sask.
Former sponsored child from Philippines, based in Mississauga, Ont.
Image with caption: "Jo-An, age three, benefits from living in a World Vision community (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130204_C2487_PHOTO_EN_23271.jpg
SOURCE: World Vision Canada
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