VIDEO: Sponsorship helps make communities ‘sustainable’

Anne Hicks, who sponsors five children through World Vision, shares what inspires her to make such a commitment.

Published September 19, 2012 at 12:00am PDT

“To me, these are real people now,” says Anne. “They have names, they have faces, they have families, they have communities — and they need our help.”

World Vision child sponsorship establishes stability for the present and hope for the future, providing benefits not just to a single child, but to an entire family and community.

When children have access to basics like nutritious food, clean water, healthcare, education, safe shelter, and extra support during emergencies, they’re able to grow up to become healthy, productive adults who realize their God-given potential and can become advocates for their communities.

Sponsor a child today and help make this year a memorable one for a boy or girl in need — or, if you’re already a sponsor, consider extending your love and support to another child.

You can also make a one-time gift to our Sponsorship Ministry Fund, which helps meet the needs of children who are still waiting for sponsors and helps World Vision respond to emergencies that occur in sponsorship communities.