5 ways for families to give back together
I believe that love can heal, empower and transform people’s lives. That’s why I feel extremely compelled to teach my daughter what it means to show love, compassion, generosity and empathy towards others. And what better time of the year to put this into action than Christmastime? Here are 5 ways for your family to give back this season.
 

Change Makers A world-changing idea: the Live Like Alex Water Walk

She led a life dedicated to making the world a better place. Though I never met Alex, I still consider her a role model of mine. Because of this experience, I've become inspired to make a difference in our world- and you can too. 


Special Features Get a goat give a goat: Rosemary's gifts keep giving

You may remember that last year we shared the story of Rosemary, a plucky sponsored child whose life was changed when her family received goats through World Vision’s gift catalogue. Well, her story didn't end there!


Change Makers Carve a Heart and share the love!

Put a little love on your doorstep this fall. Carve a heart into your festive pumpkin, and show your neighbourhood that you support the world's most vulnerable children. 


Special Features How generosity can build the world
In the Dominican Republic, in slums pressed between vacation resorts, there is a café without tables, without chairs. You’ll never find it on Yelp. It's a café that taught me about true generosity.
 

Change Makers When Mauro meets Arman
Mauro visits his sponsored child, Arman, bearing gifts and seeking genuine connection.
 

From the Field Prarthana’s wish: story of a young teacher
Prathana (13) gives her time and skills reading to children in her neighbourhood, to help improve their reading skills and provide mentorship.

From the Field Jaciele gets by with a little help from her friends

Though her family could not afford uniforms and books, a generous donation of school supplies helped send young Jaciele to school.


From the Field One stitch at a time
Yupida empowers six other women to join her in a new business endeavour, while their husbands give their time to take over household duties.

From the Field Generosity runs in the family
Two sisters training for the 100-metre dash barefoot, now train with proper equipment thanks to a gift delivered by World Vision.

From the Field Strength in heroic kindness
Hamza's dark and violent war stories are transformed into stories of kindness when his teachers at the early childhood education centre show him what it means to belong.

From the Field Blanket of warmth
Odiille's old blanket wasn't keeping her warm during cold nights, so Canadian donors shared their warmth with a new blanket through Gift-in-Kind.

From the Field Encounters with generosity
A first-hand account of one Ghanaian community's generosity by Cindy Cook-Leamen, who is a Child Sponsorship Ambassador.