Carve a Heart this weekend! Pumpkin carving ideas to honour farmers


MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 28, 2016  /CNW/ - As many Canadians gear up to carve pumpkins over the next few days, World Vision has a great way to add some meaning to this fun family activity by helping farmers in developing countries. 

This weekend when considering the plethora of designs to choose from, carve a heart in your pumpkin to show the love to farmers.  Then post on social media with #carveaheart and text LOVE to 41010 to donate $10.  The funds will be used to send Crop Seeds for Farmers, a gift in the World Vision Gift Catalogue that benefits farmers around the world.

"We want families to use this activity they'll be doing together over the next few days to show love and support to farmers who are often working their land in difficult places.  Hearts are a simple and beautiful design and we're excited that Canadians are using this activity to help others." 

- Lisa Fernandes, World Vision Gift Catalogue


  • Farmers around the world are sometimes working in difficult circumstances with rainfall that is scarce and unpredictable, and without the tools they need.
  • Carving a heart in your pumpkin is an easy way to show that you love farmers around the world. 
  • Post with #carveaheart and join others around the world who are doing the same.  Text LOVE to 41010 to donate $10 to send crop seeds to farmers.

Carve a heart in your pumpkin and text LOVE to 41010 to donate $10 for Crop Seeds for Farmers

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

SOURCE World Vision Canada

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