TORONTO, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - Toronto commuters and early morning Christmas shoppers will get a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see a giant wrapped gift box in the middle of Yonge-Dundas Square that contains many of the living gifts available through the World Vision Gift Catalogue.
Colin Mochrie will be on hand to open the oversized gift, containing sheep, pigs, goats, chickens and an alpaca at this World Vision Gift Catalogue event. Observers will see the gifts that provide lasting change for children and families overseas.
For over 10 years the World Vision Gift Catalogue has been a tangible way for Torontonians to show their characteristic generosity towards people living in poverty.
|WHAT:||Official launch of the 2010 World Vision Christmas Gift Catalogue|
|WHERE:||Yonge-Dundas Square - south end|
|WHEN:|| Wednesday, December 8, 2010
8:00 -11:00 a.m.
|VISUALS:|| 8:15 - 9:00 Celebrity Colin Mochrie
8:30 Gift Box Opens (8' x 8' x 8')
8:30 -11:30 Release of animals (sheep/goats/pigs/chickens/Alpaca)
|INTERVIEWS:|| Colin Mochrie - 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Molly Finlay, World Vision - 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
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.
- During the 2009 holiday season almost 16,000 Torontonians purchased over $3 Million in gifts through the World Vision Gift Catalogue.
- Millions of essential items ranging from livestock to medical supplies have been given to families in developing countries.
- For more than 50 years World Vision has been working in the areas of relief, sustainable development and advocating for those in the greatest need.
- Last year, more than 92,000 Canadians purchased nearly 245,000 gifts worth more than $18 million
For further information: For further information:
Jane Bargout, 905-565-6200 ext.2149, cell: 416 716 9738 [email protected]