"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 a child. You can choose a child who shares the same birthday as your own child and watch them grow up and experience milestones together. Or your family can sign up to be chosen as sponsors, putting the power to choose in a child’s hands.
Volunteer at a World Vision warehouse. Thousands of volunteers donate time each year in seven locations across the U.S. to sort and prepare product donations for distribution to families in need around the world. Create a volunteer party of any size and sign up to help!
Participate in the 30 Hour Famine. Your teen will be encouraged and equipped to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger and poverty both internationally and in the U.S. during this day-and-a-half event, which includes Bible studies, games, inspirational videos, and more.
Advocate for others. Teach your kids that their voice matters by involving them in writing to your congress members to advocate for the needs of vulnerable children. It’s an empowering experience for kids to realize they can make a difference at any age.
Participate in World Vision’s Global 6K for Water®. Your family can join thousands of others around the globe in May to walk, run, or roll the 6K and 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 create a custom event any time during the year to raise money for clean water.
Do the Matthew 25 Challenge. Sign up for this week-long event where children are encouraged through daily challenges to empathize with and pray for people living in poverty. 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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