Video: Clean Water is featured on World Vision's 'Most Needed Gifts' list, a useful guide for last-minute shoppers who want to give thoughtful presents. Visit www.worldvision.ca/gifts for more details
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - With just a few shopping days
left before Christmas, World Vision is urging Canadians to make a
difference with their last-minute gifts , to give one that is most
needed by families overseas.
"Last-minute shopping is certainly stressful, but Canadians can shop
easily from home for thoughtful gifts that meet urgent needs," says
Caroline Riseboro, vice-president, World Vision Canada. "Our Most
Needed Gifts list includes presents that provide economic security for
a family, a safer delivery for a baby and protection from harm for
Canadians can help people by giving a gift from World Vision Gifts. The
development agency has announced its "Most Needed Gifts" for 2012, and while animals like sheep and goats remain ever-popular,
some not-so-cuddly items have made this year's list.
Most Needed Gifts:
Beehive ($100) Beekeeping kit ($60)
Clean Water for One Family ($100)
Emergency Water and Sanitation for One Family ($100)
Help for a Sexually Exploited Child ($75)
Latrine for a Community ($125)
Pre/Post-natal Care for a Mother and Child ($100)
Help for Women and Girls in Crisis ($100)
A beehive is a gift that helps parents earn money to pay for healthcare
and school fees. It produces up to 50 kilos of honey a year which,
along with beeswax, can be sold in local markets.
Ideal for last-minute shoppers, these gifts can be easily purchased
online at www.worldvision.ca/gifts. For each gift, you can send or instantly print an e-card that details
how the gift is changing a life.
Join the conversation online with the twitter hashtag #meaningfulgifts.
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
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SOURCE: World Vision Canada
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Genevieve Barber, 905-565-6200 ext. 2176, cell: 416-671-0086
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