MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's favourite best friends visited Brazil earlier this month to experience World Vision's work. Teammates Jet Black and Dave Schram captured Canadian audiences with their open hearts and fun-loving humour on The Amazing Race Canada, and quickly became fan favourites.
While in Brazil they saw the incredible impact made by Canadians who give World Vision Gifts.
Black and Schram didn't sit on the sidelines during their action-packed visit to rural Brazil. They took part in programs like soccer and music, which work to enrich the lives of children and teach them valuable skills like teamwork and leadership. They even had the chance to introduce floor hockey to a group of Brazilian kids in an afterschool sports program.
They also met a farmer, Edmilson, and his family whose lives have been changed through chickens and goats they received from World Vision - items Canadians can give as gifts for Christmas. These animals changed the lives of Edmilson's family by providing them with nutrition, income and financial independence. Things got a little wild when Black and Schram decided to help the farmer gather eggs to sell in the market.
For more information, or to give gifts that will bring long-lasting change to children, families and communities in Brazil and around the world, visit www.worldvision.ca/gifts.
Jet and Dave's Brazilian adventure (length - 2:10): www.youtube.com/watch?v=Coq7bMVlhqw
Caption: Jet and Dave visit Analize and Ramon, two Brazilian children whose family benefited from chickens and goats from World Vision Gifts.
Speaking about the recipients of World Vision Gifts, Black says, "these are real people and these gifts are making real, long-lasting differences in people's lives." Adds Schram, "This is so much more rewarding, to know that you're actually buying something that means something, and that could actually change someone's life."
"We want people to spend a little bit less at the mall, and instead get something for their family and friends that will mean more than a sweater. A World Vision gift will create a long-lasting impact for a family in a developing country, and who wouldn't love to get that under the tree?"
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
Video with caption: "Video: Jet and Dave's Brazilian adventure". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Coq7bMVlhqw
Image with caption: "Jet and Dave visit Analize and Ramon, two Brazilian children whose family benefited from chickens and goats through World Vision Gifts. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131128_C5663_PHOTO_EN_33976.jpg
SOURCE: World Vision Canada
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