"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)


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 birth date as your own child or other loved one. Your child can grow alongside your sponsored child and experience milestones together. This is a great way to help them build empathy and also make a new lifelong friend.
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!
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 members of Congress 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 in May 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. Search for a race in your area or travel to another city. If you don't see an event near you, sign up for one of our DIY events to run, ride, or complete your own adventure at 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.
Fundraise together. Our “My Cause” platform is an easy way for you to create your own personal fundraiser on behalf of World Vision. 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.

Family Engagement Stories



  • 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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