SASKATOON, SK, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Yesterday marked the official end of
the 3-month long sponsorship campaign, and World Vision thanks the
residents of Saskatchewan for their overwhelming desire to transform
the lives of children globally.
Just One Child launched throughout the province this past February, with the goal of
finding sponsors for 2,000 children around the world. Not only was the
goal met, but it was surpassed with a total of 2,450 children
"We are thrilled that the people of Saskatchewan have reached out to
help change the lives of children in need," says David Tsigoulis,
Campaigns Manager at World Vision. "Thanks to their incredible
generosity, thousands of kids will not only have access to life's basic
necessities, but will also have a chance at a better future."
As a long-term solution to poverty, the funds provided by individual
sponsorships are combined with other Canadian sponsorships in the
community to give children and their family access to necessities
Education and school supplies
Nutritious, sustainable food
Clean, sanitary water
Safe, skilled medical care
For just $39 a month, over 16,000 Saskatchewanians are now sponsoring
more than 22,000 children globally.
To learn more about sponsoring a child, visit www.worldvision.ca.
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.
Image with caption: "Sponsored siblings (L-R): Miyoba (age 8); Mutinta (age 9) and Lwiito (age 3), of Zambia, take a moment to say "thank you." (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130501_C2233_PHOTO_EN_26208.jpg
SOURCE: World Vision Canada
For further information:
Kim Rupnarain; 416-846-3953; firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Rim Shepard; 416-722-8770; Julia_rimshepard@worldvision.ca