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Change Makers Acts of Kindness: Brighten up the world around you
It is possible to perform acts of kindness even in a pandemic. Here are 13 simple ways for you to brighten someone’s day any time of year.
From the Field Follow the journey of a gift this Christmas (with a honey bee as your guide!) 
When you donate through the Gift Catalogue, you join a hive of people committed to helping families around the world make their dreams for their children reality.
Voices How to celebrate what matters most, this Christmas
Christmas may look different this year, but the meaning behind the season hasn’t changed. Here are some ways you can celebrate the most important things.
From the Field Checking in with Cover Girl Bethlehem
We caught up with Bethlehem, the little girl who graced the cover of our 2019 Gift Catalogue to find out how she's doing.
Voices Three ways to show your kids what generosity is all about amid this COVID-19 Christmas
Generosity is a learned behaviour, and Christmas is the perfect time to start. Here are three ways to show your children the joy that comes from helping others.
 
Change Makers Too much stuff: How one small gift made a huge difference one Christmas
When Andrea started writing her Christmas wish list, she discovered she already had too much stuff! So she switched gears and asked for something a little different.
Change Makers Christmas gift ideas for 2020: Ideas for a year like no other
Find the perfect present for everyone on your Christmas gift list with our comprehensive gift guide!
Change Makers Christmas traditions around the world
Have you ever wondered how your neighbour celebrates Christmas? We asked some sponsored children from several countries to share their holiday traditions.
Change Makers Chickens and Childhood Dreams
One childhood dream came true because of a simple gift of chickens.
Change Makers How to make the holidays truly wondrous for kids
Discover seven ways to experience holiday wonder with your kids, without abandoning traditions or breaking the bank.  
Change Makers Chicken power
This summer, Brett Tarver got to witness first-hand what most generous Canadians don’t have a chance to see - chickens provided by World Vision’s Gift Catalogue being distributed to Ethiopian families in need.
Change Makers Head over Hooves: refugee families welcome new “kids” into their homes
Amelia and her 10-year-old granddaughter, Susan, eagerly await the arrival of their two new family members. They aren’t alone: dozens of families are here today, all equally excited for the delivery of kids (baby goats) from World Vision’s Gift Catalogue. 
Change Makers Five ways to have a greener Christmas
The holiday season can be so hard on the planet we love. All too often, the traditions we embrace come wrapped in layers of paper, reams of plastic and mountains of disposable shopping bags.
Change Makers A Tanzanian lesson to BEE the change this Christmas
Since the late 1990s, the global bee population has been in decline, as a result of climate change, increased pesticide use and mite infestations. People across the globe have taken steps to help save the bees by setting up beehives right in their backyards. Meet Ernest from Tanzania, and read how beekeeping has changed his life.
Change Makers 5 ways to reduce stress this holiday season
Christmas comes but once a year – and that’s plenty for most of us. Many people meet life’s pressures quite well. And then December arrives. Why are we so vulnerable during that time?
From the Field Our favourite photos of 2017
Check out this year's seasonal snapshots: World Vision Canada's highlight reel!
Change Makers Four things I learned from spending Christmas far from “home”
A sandy Christmas can look pretty different from a white Christmas. But the spirit of giving and spending time with family is the same wherever you are.
From the Field Gift Catalogue blankets bring warmth against the chill
The gift of warm blankets is helping the children of this Bolivian community stay warm and healthy. 
From the Field Moms sew seeds of hope in Bolivia
In this corner of Cochabamba, Bolivia where urban meets rural, a group of women is changing lives, one tiny seed at a time. This Christmas, it is making all the difference. 
Change Makers Hope from the humble egg
The humble egg is making an exceptional difference in the lives of children and families around the world. 
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