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Dec 18, 2014, 07:00 ET

How to get 2 hens and a rooster under the tree this Christmas in less than 5 minutes

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - It is estimated that December 23rd is the busiest shopping day of the holiday season, last minute shoppers...

Dec 17, 2014, 16:20 ET

Unique live gifts pop up, gives Canadians fun meaningful gift options

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - At the peak of the busiest retail season of the year, on December 17th from 11am-1pm at the St. James Cathedral...

Dec 17, 2014, 08:00 ET

Break the 10 Percent Giving Record with Year-End Giving Tips from the World Vision Gift Catalog

After several years of financial uncertainty Americans are feeling charitable again: Giving Tuesday had a record-number of participating...

Dec 16, 2014, 11:00 ET

Sesame Workshop and World Vision Partner to Tackle Critical Global Health Priority

More than 1,600 children die each day from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene practices. Sesame Workshop, the...

Dec 16, 2014, 07:00 ET

Top 10 gifts that give back

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Google's top 10 most sought out gifts include game consoles, tablets, watches and winter jackets. Can...

Dec 10, 2014, 08:00 ET

Share Big Dreams with One Small Click: WorldVisionGifts.org Offers Goats, Bees & Bicycles as Last-Minute Gifts that Give Back

 With more than half of U.S. consumers scrambling to buy gifts the week of Christmas – and sometimes the day before – the 2014...

Dec 08, 2014, 12:16 ET

Children in South Sudan face another Christmas far from home

As South Sudan marks one year since conflict broke out last December, nearly 750,000 children are facing another Christmas season far from home. In...

Dec 03, 2014, 09:09 ET

Fears about child safety are misplaced, new global study finds

 The places where people think their children are most in danger are not the ones they should be most scared about, finds a new report released...

Dec 03, 2014, 07:00 ET

Fears about child safety are misplaced, new global study finds

- Children more at risk at home than anywhere, but "out there" is still seen as the most dangerous place - New global study in 28...

Nov 25, 2014, 07:00 ET

Move over Holiday Baskets, Canadian employees prefer charitable Gifting this year

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Forget about the fruitcake, stale pastries or chocolates for co-workers this holiday season. A new...

Nov 18, 2014, 08:00 ET
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This Giving Tuesday, donate and make twice the impact with World Vision and Thirty-One Gifts

 Giving Tuesday began as a small grass-roots movement, the charitable answer to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Now the...

Nov 17, 2014, 07:00 ET

Gaps remain as Convention on Rights of the Child reaches 25th anniversary

Children urge leaders to protect their rights while World Vision calls on governments to ratify new treaty MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 17, 2014 /CNW/ -...

Nov 12, 2014, 07:00 ET

G20 must protect children from economic exploitation, says World Vision

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - World leaders must look beyond GDP growth numbers to the human impact of their economic reform commitments,...

Nov 06, 2014, 09:13 ET

As conflict drags on, children in Central African Republic suffering the most, says new report

- 2.5 million people affected by months of violence; most are children - In one region alone, World Vision estimates 14,000 children...

Nov 05, 2014, 08:00 ET

Most Americans say surge in global crises will not impact holiday charitable giving

 This has been an unprecedented year as humanitarian organizations scramble to respond to one global crisis after another. From the Ebola...

Oct 23, 2014, 08:00 ET

This Christmas, Share Big Dreams with Gifts that Teach Giving

 The need is great, as around 400 million children in the world under the age of 13 live in extreme poverty, according to the World Bank....

Oct 06, 2014, 08:00 ET

International Day of the Girl Child Furthers Awareness, Empowerment of Vulnerable Women on October 11

 Three years after the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog...

Sep 23, 2014, 07:00 ET

New poll finds Canadians want child and maternal health to remain a top international development priority

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - As Prime Minister Harper and other world leaders gather this week at the United Nations General...

Sep 18, 2014, 06:00 ET

World Vision, McKesson, Other Donors Prepare for Massive Shipment of Medical Supplies to Support Sierra Leone Health Workers

Just days before the government of Sierra Leone institutes a three-day quarantine to contain the spread of Ebola, World Vision will begin a massive...

Sep 02, 2014, 12:50 ET
A local repair committee in the Greater Afram Plains region of Ghana fix a well provided by World Vision. (PRNewsFoto/World Vision)

The Key to Drilling Wells with Staying Power in the Developing World

What happens after a well is drilled, fitted with a hand pump, and a community celebrates having access to clean water for the first time? Half of...