Local residents change the lives of 1,457 children

KITCHENER, ON, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Today marks the end of Just One Child, a two-month long Southwestern Ontario drive to help children through World Vision's sponsorship program. World Vision is grateful to the residents of Southwestern Ontario for their overwhelming response to change the lives of 1,457 children around the world. The campaign launched throughout Southwestern Ontario on October 1, with the goal of helping 1,000 children.

Just One Child's success has been championed by people like 105.3 KOOL FM host, Angie Hill, and CKCO's Lyndsay Morrison who travelled with World Vision to Nicaragua earlier this spring to see the long-lasting change Canadians are creating, just by sponsoring a child. They saw how sponsorship helps provide communities with the tools to give children and their families' access to necessities including:

  • Education and school supplies
  • Nutritious, sustainable food
  • Clean, sanitary water
  • Safe, skilled medical care

More than 34,000 residents of Southwestern Ontario are helping children through World Vision sponsorship - collectively sponsoring more than 41,613 children globally.

To learn more about sponsoring a child, visit www.worldvision.ca.


"We asked for your help you sure answered! 1,457 children around the world have sponsors and a chance at a better life. Thanks so much for caring"

  - Angie Hill, On-air host at 105.3 Kool FM and Just One Child spokesperson

"I am thrilled that the Just One Child Campaign exceeded our hopes and expectations. We are overwhelmed by the positive response and generosity of Southwestern Ontario residents. With their support, 1,457 children living in poor conditions will now have access to clean water, nutritious food, better health care and education."

  - Joyce Gonzales, campaign coordinator, World Vision Canada

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: " Lyndsay Morrison of CTV Kitchener with Ellison (14), participating in a World Vision after school program where he learns to make hammocks. Each hammock will sell in the market for $40 CDN. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131202_C5406_PHOTO_EN_33926.jpg

SOURCE: World Vision Canada

For further information:

Genevieve Handler Barber - 905-565-6200 ext. 2176 or Genevieve_Barber@worldvision.ca


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