Islanders are generous to World Vision child sponsorship campaign

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - World Vision's campaign to find 1,500
new child sponsors on Vancouver Island is well underway reaching one-third of
its goal in week two of the six week campaign. "So many people on the island
want to help children in a meaningful way," says Jane Bargout, campaign
manager for World Vision.
    The campaign was launched on January 15, at Spectrum Community School in
Victoria, with the assistance of Alan Lowe, Mayor of Victoria and media
partners Kim Emerson of CH television and Shelby Grayson of 100.3 The Q.
    Across the island, canvassers will be going door-to-door visiting homes
until March 11, 2007. Already, island residents sponsor 7,000 children through
World Vision. The charity has been helping families in developing countries
for more than 50 years.

    World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. Motivated by our Christian faith, we serve all people
regardless of religion, race, gender or ethnicity. For more information,
please visit

For further information:

For further information: Philip Maher, (905) 565-6200 ext. 2234, (905)
696-2234 (cell),

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