International organization thanks area residents for their generosity
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Today World Vision is launching the Campaign for Children in Saskatchewan. It is an opportunity for the international aid organization to thank residents for their incredible generosity, and give others a chance to sponsor a child and change a life. More than 11,000 people from Saskatchewan are World Vision sponsors, helping nearly 14,000 children around the world. The organization is rallying to help an additional 1,200 children waiting to be sponsored.
"Saskatchewan gets more sunshine than any other province and holds the record for the hottest day. We're excited to be spending the summer in one of the best places to feel the heat in the country. We have 1,200 kids who need some sunshine in their lives and you can help."
– Joyce Gonzales, Campaign for Children Manager
During the summer months area residents may hear and see more about World Vision, and door-to-door representatives will be in communities in the province to answer questions about World Vision and provide the opportunity for area residents to sponsor a child and change a community.
- There are 11,413 World Vision child sponsors in Saskatchewan who help over 13,807 children.
- Child Sponsorship makes World Vision's community development programs possible; providing communities with sustainable access to necessities like clean water, nutritious food, economic opportunity, health care and access to education.
- The Saskatchewan Campaign for Children hopes to find an additional 1,200 sponsors to change a life, and connect with a child in a World Vision community around the world.
HOW AREA RESIDENTS CAN HELP:
Sponsor a child at worldvision.ca or call 1-877-34CHILD (24453) to find out more, or sponsor a child.
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
SOURCE World Vision Canada
Image with caption: "8-year-old Franklin from Guatemala is much smaller than he should be, malnutrition has stunted his growth. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160620_C4636_PHOTO_EN_715694.jpg
For further information: Sarah Bartley; 905-565-6200 ext. 4054, 289-242-1733; [email protected]