Take a look at the impact World Vision is making through our work in the United States by empowering families with food, essential supplies, building materials, and school supplies, and responding to disasters.
At World Vision, we are called to serve the most vulnerable children and their communities around the world, including right here in the United States. And we do it by providing a way for manufacturers and businesses to share excess resources with people living in poverty. In 2022, we were able to reach more than 3.6 million people through our various U.S. ministries.
In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey, a devastating Category 4 hurricane, struck the Gulf Coast of Texas as one of the most powerful hurricanes in decades. Harvey’s most significant impact was the widespread and prolonged flooding it caused in the Houston, Texas, area. The massive humanitarian response to Hurricane Harvey involved local, state, and federal agencies, as well as World Vision.
New bicycles allow a Zambian girl to attend school and avoid the dangers on her road to collect water. The bicycle lets her arrive on time to class and also gets her home earlier in the evening so she has more time for her homework.
The gift of brand-new furniture helps a mother of six create a welcoming new home for her family. Kelsey, who is recovering from drug addiction, received new furniture from a corporate donation given through a World Vision partner church in West Virginia.
Globally, girls in developing countries often miss school while on their periods. By missing class for up to a week each month, it often leads to them dropping out altogether. World Vision works with Sesame Workshop to help change that by teaching both boys and girls how to make hygienic reusable menstrual pads so girls can still attend class while on their periods.
We spoke with Wendy Bradshaw, executive director of community affairs and philanthropy at Thirty-One Gifts, to learn more about why they work with World Vision and the impact Giving Tuesday will have.