ENGAGE YOUR FAMILY

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

World Vision offers many ways for you to involve your family in your charitable giving and volunteering. Here are some examples. Click on the links to learn more.

  • Sponsor children who share the same birthdate as your own child or other loved one. Your child can grow alongside your sponsored child and experience milestones together.
  • Participate in a group kit build. This hands-on activity allows you to do something tangible together to impact other families. The personal note you write for each kit recipient will strengthen your emotional connection with those less fortunate.
  • Participate in the 30 Hour Famine. Going without food for a day-and-a-half to raise funds for the hungry, while participating in Bible studies, games, watching inspirational videos and more will leave a lasting impact on your child.
  • Advocate for the defenseless. Involve your children in writing to their congressmembers to add their voices to those advocating for others. It is an empowering experience for children to realize that they can make a difference at any age.
  • Participate in the Global 6K. Walk or run with your family and thousands of others around the globe on May 19th to bring clean water to communities in need. We have many resources to help you host your own event or join in with others.
  • Run (or walk) together. We can help you can create a custom event any time during the year in order to raise money for clean water.
  • Do the Matthew 25 Challenge. Sign up for this week-long event where children are encouraged to live out Matthew 25:35-36 through daily challenges. We have special resources to help parents and teachers facilitate this experience.
  • Volunteer at a U.S. Warehouse. Thousands of volunteers donate time each year in six locations across the country to sort and prepare product donations for distribution around the world. Create a volunteer party of any size and sign up to help!
  • Go on a U.S. Missions Trip. World Vision offers short-term mission trips for groups, families and individuals to help create a better life for children and families living in poverty in the U.S. These trips are a tool to help communities transform and exist within the context of our larger work in the community.
  • Go on a World Vision Expedition. We have partnered with World Expeditions, a global adventure travel company to create trips that integrate World Vision project visits directly into a professionally guided World Expeditions itinerary. Trips with 6 or more can be created on-demand to accommodate school vacation schedules. We are currently accepting participants for a trip to India and one to Ethiopia
  • Fundraise together. Our “My Cause” platform is an easy way for you to create your own personal fundraiser on behalf of World Vision. Use our step-by-step guide to quickly set up your own page and share your fundraiser with others. Children have used this platform to create classroom fundraising projects, birthday fundraisers, or in conjunction with raising money through a lemonade stand or garage sale.
  • Join the Hope Prayer Team. Pray together for the children and communities World Vision serves in nearly 100 countries worldwide. You will receive a monthly email that includes news from around the world, guided prayer points for urgent requests, and links to other ways you can care for children in need.

GUIDES, CURRICULUM and Other REsources

  • Matthew 25 Challenge: Sign up to receive text messages with the daily challenge, impactful stories of children around the world, talking & prayer points for families, and engaging elements like videos and activities so you can journey along with your children. 
  • ACSI Teacher Resources: ACSI and World Vision have partnered to create a curriculum separated by grade level to teach children how to be global citizens.
    • The Puzzle of Poverty: This lesson is intended for all grades and introduces a holistic approach to solving poverty, identifying the resources and values needed to help communities thrive.
  • Play It Forward: 10 fun family games that help children learn how to pay it forward.

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