TORONTO, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, development agency World Vision
kicks off its month-long NO CHILD FOR SALE sponsorship campaign in the GTA, celebrating the generosity of area
residents and challenging more to join their neighbours in the fight
against child exploitation.
85 million children around the world are involved in the worst forms of
child labour. They are tricked or forced into sexual service. Sold
into domestic slavery or early marriage. Pushed into dangerous work in
mines, fields and factories. People in the GTA are fighting child
slavery through World Vision child sponsorship. In fact, over 67,000
GTA sponsors are already helping to protect more than 87,000 children.
Sponsorship gives a child the chance to go to school, drink clean water,
eat healthy food, access medical care and live in a safe environment.
Sponsorship also protects children from exploitation, so they don't
have to work in dirty, dangerous or degrading situations. Sponsorship
works. So children don't have to.
World Vision Ambassador and ET Canada Co-Host, Rick Campanelli, is spearheading the No Child For Sale sponsorship campaign and
travelled to Cambodia with World Vision earlier this year.
"I've seen the need first-hand," says Campanelli, "and if anyone has ever thought about child sponsorship, don't think any
longer. Just do it."
No child should ever be for sale. Join the fight to end child slavery by
sponsoring a child at worldvision.ca.
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: "Rick Campanelli in Cambodia. Srey, 12 (far right) earns $2 a day working in a brick factory. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140501_C5858_PHOTO_EN_39803.jpg
Image with caption: "Toronto Sponsorship Infographic. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140501_C5858_PHOTO_EN_39802.jpg
SOURCE: World Vision Canada
For further information:
www.worldvision.ca Media contact: Robin MacKenzie 647-535-3431 (mobile)