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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a West Virginia family received the blessing of a Fresh Food Box from World Vision and Mountain Heart Community Services. The family has struggled since losing income during the pandemic.
Best-selling author Debbie Macomber has empowered knitters for years through Knit for Kids and World Vision. Now she is encouraging people to sew masks that will be included in World Vision’s Family Emergency Kits, which are distributed to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Solidarity, a hospital ship operated by World Vision, has sailed to isolated communities to deliver food boxes, essential first-aid supplies, and provide medical care to 1,000 families in Brazil hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
To protect the most vulnerable children from the secondary effects of COVID-19, World Vision is partnering with community groups, faith-based organizations, United Nations agencies, other aid groups, and all levels of governments. Collaboration and advocacy are not new for us, but where our community access is limited, they’re vital. That’s why they form one of four key objectives in our global coronavirus response.
As COVID-19 began to rage in China, World Vision staff jumped into action. Decades of experience in combating infectious diseases told them that scaling up prevention would be key to protecting children and families in World Vision program areas. That’s why it’s one of the four key objectives in our global coronavirus response.
World Vision’s experience responding to disease outbreaks began in the early 2000s with the HIV and AIDS crisis in Africa. We’ve learned that infectious diseases like these put children at risk, even when they don’t get ill themselves. As COVID-19 has spread, children and families are facing new challenges: scarce food and healthcare resources, barriers to education, and lost income. That’s why supporting children impacted by the secondary effects of the pandemic is one of four key objectives of our coronavirus response.
A West Virginia grandmother calls a World Vision Family Emergency Kit she received a “lifesaver.” It helped her cope with financial uncertainly due to the coronavirus pandemic.
World Vision is back in New York City’s Bryant Park for our third annual Give-back Gift Shop this Giving Tuesday. Even if you can’t join us there, learn how to create your own experience at home with your family through these simple activities that have been featured at Give-back Gift Shop.