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Grateful for World Vision partners

An artisan from InAn artisan from India finds fair-trade work and partnership with World Vision to promote his hand crafts.

World Vision partners are key in fulfilling our mission to serve and equip children in need to reach their God-given potential. Their hard work and generous donations are making a positive impact in the lives of children and families in need around the world.

WORLD VISION GIFT CATALOG

Patricia Heaton and Gifts with a Cause

For nearly two decades, Shakir, a 55-year-old father from Moradabad, India, had worked tirelessly as a wood artisan in hopes of lifting his family out of poverty.

He had labored to no avail with various local suppliers and traders that didn’t pay or provide enough work. This created great uncertainty in Shakir’s life, with him often concerned if he would be able to afford his family’s next meal. Constantly worrying about his family also affected Shakir’s health.

That changed after the artisan was able to find fair-trade work and partner with World Vision.

Emmy® winner Patricia Heaton poses next to a hand-carved artisan bowl exclusively for World Vision.
Emmy winner Patricia Heaton shares her new bowl, serving spoons, and coasters from the World Vision Opportunity Collection. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Heaton)

Now, his woodwork is a part of the World Vision Opportunity Collection by Patricia Heaton, a housewares line sourced by our partner, California-based Gifts With a Cause, that is available in the World Vision Gift Catalog.

Patricia has supported World Vision’s work for many years and has been honored at the Television Industry Advocacy Awards for her work and commitment.

Shakir’s wood carving is also thriving and now so is his family: his wife, two daughters, and four sons. Shakir’s dream is for his children to be successful.

Thanks to generous partners, Shakir’s craftsmanship is now helping pave his family’s way to a better life, one hand-carved bowl at a time.

GIVE-BACK GIFT SHOP

Radiant Global Logistics Inc.

Each year, it takes a whole slew of partners and volunteers for World Vision’s Give-back Gift shop, a unique interactive pop-up shop in New York. City, to be successful. One of our key partners is Radiant Global Logistics Inc., which donates warehousing, transportation, and delivery of supplies for the event, and last year they even spent time volunteering with us.

Scene at 2018 Give-back Gift Shop in Bryant Park in Manhattan.
World Vision is grateful for our corporate partners, including Radiant Global Logistics Inc. (Photo courtesy of Radiant)

“Our participation and donation of services allowed us an opportunity to give back to the global community and the less fortunate in a tangible way,” says Arnie Goldstein, chief commercial officer and one of Radiant’s volunteers at the event.

“It’s a great event and a perfect time of year for fellowship and goodwill. We are excited to support World Vision’s Give-back Gift Shop again this year — and of course to help onsite in any way we can!”

This year, we look forward to working with Radiant and all of our amazing volunteers and partners again for the Give-back Gift Shop Dec. 2-3 at Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan.

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