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Holiday Party Celebrates Last-minute Gifts

Presents you can purchase even after the mall closes

 

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - It was a festive celebration of generosity at World Vision today, and an encouragement for Canadians to help others by giving last-minute presents through World Vision Gifts. Children visited the development agency's office to be greeted by a petting zoo and a band playing holiday music. 

Present at the party was Madeline Carmichael, 10, of Toronto. Her class gave World Vision Gift items to children and families around the world, after researching what items were of greatest need. "It's important to give because we are so lucky here in Canada," she says. "Not like other countries where people struggle to get things like clean water and food."

Despite this kind of generosity, shown by many Canadians this time of year, there is still a shortage of gifts for communities that need them most.

"Donations are behind and we are far from reaching our goal of $14 million to help children and families," said Molly Finlay, spokesperson for World Vision Gifts.  "We're hoping that last-minute gift purchases today will bring us closer to giving more children life-changing items that will last beyond tomorrow."

Most-needed gifts include items like clean water for a family and pre- and post-natal care for a mother and child.

"Canadians can make a massive difference around the globe by giving slightly unconventional gifts like those on our most-needed list," said Finlay.  "But the goats seen here today are still popular. They're cute and they provide nutritious milk and income for a family, providing a solid future."

Thoughtful presents can be purchased quickly and easily online at www.worldvision.ca/gifts. With more than 60 options available, you can make a tangible donation in someone's name and give it to them as a meaningful gift. You can send or print an e-card instantly, for a great gift even after the malls close.

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.

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