Rebuilding Hope at Home Changing the lives of children in the U.S.
Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.
A Critical Time in the U.S. Today, one in five children in the U.S. lives in poverty. Across our land, more Americans live in poverty—an annual income of $22,314 or less for a family of four—than at any time since the 1950s, according to the 2010 Census. A report by UNICEF released the same year ranked countries according to how well impoverished children were cared for in the critical areas of health, education, and material well-being.1 Where was the U.S. ranked? Near the bottom of the world’s industrialized countries. Like you, we at World Vision are sobered by these stark realities. As one of of the world’s largest and most experienced nonprofit humanitarian organizations, we’ve responded over the past 30 years by helping millions of children and adults in the U.S. Our programs offer school and personal supplies, provide expertise to community organizations, empower youth, respond Rich Stearns on a recent visit to encourage to disasters, and advocate for sustainable youth leaders in Washington, D.C. change. We work with more than 3,000 partners in the U.S.—churches and other community organizations, corporations, and nonprofits—that want to help create a better world for children. Our domestic work draws on our more than 60 years of expertise internationally in community development and in serving disadvantaged children and youth. With your help, we can do much more to meet the ever-growing needs in our country. World Vision’s U.S. Programs is launching the Rebuilding Hope at Home Campaign, an unprecedented effort to increase by 10 percent the number of children and adults in America we serve with our partners by 2014. Reaching that goal would bring the total number of people we serve annually to 2.3 million. That’s not just a number but changed individual lives. We can’t accomplish this alone. Like you, World Vision is concerned about America’s next generation—and how the economy’s ongoing struggles will affect the future of our children, youth, and families. We need your help in responding to their critical needs Please join us in this vital work. Together, we can truly rebuild hope at home.
Rich Stearns President, World Vision U.S.
The Children Left Behind, UNICEF 2010 (Innocenti Research Center, Report Card 9), page 9
Who We Are World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
Why We Do It
Founded in 1950, World Vision is known for a global commitment to community development, disaster response, and child well-being. Since 1981, World Vision has also served children and youth living in poverty in the U.S.
World Vision is driven by the belief that every child deserves to live life to its fullest potential. Children who are educated, healthy, and cared for have a greater opportunity to succeed and to improve their communities.
Motivated by our Christian faith, we serve alongside the oppressed and those living in poverty as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. We serve all people—regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
What We Do World Vision works in the U.S. to create environments where all children are healthy, cared for, protected, thriving, and participating in their communities. We focus our work in some of our nation’s most distressed and underserved communities, where poverty is high and opportunities are limited. We also serve in many places where disaster strikes. We multiply our impact by working with more than 3,000 partner organizations rather than by providing direct services. This effective, efficient model helps transform communities and rebuild hope at home by:
How We’re Funded
The work of World Vision’s U.S. Programs is supported by individual donors, corporate and government partnerships, and private foundations. Primary resources include cash donations, gifts-in-kind, and foundation and government grants.
Equipping Community Organizations. We support our partners and communities by providing gifts-in-kind, training, leadership development, and volunteer activities. We work together to identify areas of need and strengthen what already works.
• Empowering Children and Youth. We provide organizations serving children and youth with training in advocacy, youth-adult partnerships, and academic mentoring. •
Responding to Disaster. We provide food and supplies, train community organizations to prepare for and respond to disasters, and help with long-term rebuilding and recovery.
A Great Need in America In today’s America, where even the middle class feel the strain of a fragile economy, the margin is disappearing for families in poverty.
problems, and remain in poverty for another generation. Impoverished children have unmet basic needs, causing a sense of hopelessness that negatively impacts all of life.
Job losses and health emergencies can be devastating. Everyday occurrences can be devastating as well. The rent goes up, the car needs new brakes, an unexpected medical expense arises, the children grow out of shoes—anything and everything can overwhelm families already on the economic edge.
When presented with these facts, many Americans are stunned to learn the depth of poverty in their own communities. Others know far too well the toll that economic struggles are taking on children and families.
A family of four with an income of $22,314 is technically in poverty in the U.S. But research shows that an average family of that size needs about twice that income just to meet basic living expenses. Under this more realistic standard, more than 40 percent of American children live in poverty instead of the official 20 percent. About one out of every six U.S. households experiences food insecurity—they run out of money and food in any given month and go hungry.
Imagine the stress and heartache families in poverty experience when continually faced with difficult choices. Buy bread and milk, pay rent, or keep the heat and lights on? In the U.S., the need is enormous to rebuild hope at home. “We live paycheck to paycheck, as do most families in our area. Sometimes, especially winter months, our budget doesn’t stretch far enough. I struggle to keep myself in work clothes while keeping four children in school clothes.”
– a mother in Appalachia
The impact to child well-being is profound. Years of research show that children and youth in poverty are more likely to underachieve in school, experience health and behavioral
Transforming lives in America: your passion, their future
The World Vision Difference World Vision’s goal is to improve the lives and well-being of children. We are dedicated to help children reach their full potential and strengthen the fabric of communities. We work to identify the causes of poverty in each community and partner with local organizations to work toward lasting solutions. We distinguish ourselves from others in the field by our holistic approach to sustain the well-being of children and families, especially the most vulnerable. Our model draws on World Vision’s 60 years of global experience and: • Emphasizes the participation of young people
We define our understanding of child well-being through four aspirations for the children we serve. World Vision believes that children in the U.S. and around the world should: • Enjoy good health • Be educated for life • Be cared for, protected, and participating • Experience love of God and neighbors The outcomes reinforce each other in our holistic and integrated approach to our work and ministry.
• Equips our local staff with the knowledge and tools to work effectively with our local partner organizations • Combines national breadth and local focus Since 1981, we have leveraged our worldwide experience and expertise to help children living in poverty in the U.S. We are Rebuilding Hope at Home by using the same methodology in our U.S. work as we do internationally.
Meeting Challenges Today World Vision believes that children and youth have a unique perspective and important voice in shaping and transforming their communities in America. We work with children, youth, and their communities in three critical areas: Resources. Through the help of gifts-in-kind from manufacturers and corporate donors, we provide school supplies, personal hygiene items, cleaning products, and building materials to low-income children and families. With basic necessities in hand, recipients experience more stability and can move forward in their lives. Youth and Community Engagement. We train youth-focused community organizations, equip advocates for child well-being, and empower youth. Youth become agents of change in their communities. Partner organizations increase their effectiveness in helping young people. Relief. We help communities prepare for and respond to disasters, both natural ones and quiet disasters like homelessness, poverty, and chronic hunger. We focus on communities with the fewest resources, helping them meet immediate and long-term needs.
• Notebooks, pencils, scissors, glue sticks, and other basic items might seem like a modest expense. But for children whose parents may barely afford rent and food, new school supplies are a luxury. Many teachers resort to spending their own money to supply their students. Through the Teacher Resource Center, World Vision provides new school supplies to educators teaching in low-income neighborhoods where at least 70 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches. Educators visiting our Teacher Resource Center stock up on learning tools and classroom supplies, better equipping their students to learn—and helping to level the playing field. World Vision also annually provides backpacks stuffed with school supplies to children in back-to-school events, helping students get off to a strong start. • Students served in FY11: 219,930 • Teachers served in FY11: 8,727
• Families with limited incomes must continually make tough choices about paying for basic necessities or going without them. The Essential Supplies program gives children and families new clothing, personal hygiene items, and household cleaning products that they otherwise could not afford to buy. • Children served in FY11: 832,169 • Adults served in FY11: 895,448
• In hard-hit communities, home maintenance is less important than keeping food on the table and the utilities on. Many families would improve their homes if only they could afford the cost of materials. The Building Materials program offers new doors, windows, flooring, paint, and other items to families in need, literally Rebuilding Hope at Home. These materials can help renovate homes and create safer, more hygenic environments for those living in distressed neighborhoods. • Children served in FY11: 157,888 • Adults served in FY11: 185,029
“You just don’t know how much it helped us. The clothing provided warmth. The food provided some full stomachs. The children went to school in style, like I’d gone shopping. When I go to church, I like them all to look nice. The kids got personal body wash, hair bows, vitamins, bras, socks. It’s meant so much to this family. I appreciate it. Oh Lord, I appreciate it so much.” – a grandmother helping to raise her grandchildren in Dallas
“I am grateful that you guys help out with the hygiene things. I am very grateful. It’s a good burden lifted off our shoulders. I have hope. I didn’t realize I had as [many] dreams as I did until I got here.”
– a mother living in a family shelter helped by World Vision in St. Paul, Minnesota
Ledell sees a connection between having school supplies and gaining “the knowledge you need.”
‘If you don’t have school supplies, you can’t do the work’ In Chicago’s North Lawndale community, where the median household income is about half the Illinois average, many families scramble to pay for rent and food. Few dollars, if any, are left for new school supplies. With the help of gifts-in-kind from corporate sponsors, World Vision’s Teacher Resource Center provides learning tools and classroom supplies to schools like Henson Elementary, where more than 70 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. World Vision also has given hundreds of backpacks stuffed with supplies to local children at back-to-school events. “If you don’t have school supplies, you can’t do the work,” said Ledell, a student at Henson. “If you don’t do the work, you won’t get good grades. If you don’t get your education, you won’t get the knowledge you need for the world.” Claudia Jimenez, a former principal at Henson, said that it is “different for kids to have brand-new supplies as opposed to something that’s used. And when you have something shiny and new for the first time, I think it’s more motivating to them to want to learn.”
Youth and Community Engagement Numerous organizations and individuals are deeply committed to child well-being but often struggle to do all they can for youth. Many young people feel misunderstood and undervalued, especially those in challenging financial circumstances. Society often underestimates the value of young people as positive contributors to community change, further undermining their potential. In response, World Vision provides programs, training, coaching, and other resources to help child-focused organizations and individuals strengthen their ability to serve children and youth. We operate within the framework of community youth development, a holistic aapproach that treats children and youth as valued partners, not simply beneficiaries. We see the familiar African proverb—“It takes a village to raise a child”—and believe the reverse is equally true: It takes a child to raise a village. Children and youth bring a unique perspective and important voice to help shape the future of the world around them. By working with children and youth and the organizations that serve them, World Vision helps rebuild hope at home. World Vision’s success is deeply tied to our partners’ effectiveness in helping young people develop. Our capacitybuilding work includes training for child-focused organizations on youth-adult partnerships, youth advocacy, academic mentoring, empowering youth, leadership development, and a range of other topics. These trainings, along with our technical assistance and coaching, maximize the impact of organizations. Our capacity-building work includes the Targeting Hope initiative, powerful learning events designed to encourage and strengthen community organizations and individuals working together on behalf of children and youth. The workshops cover such topics as understanding youth and child well-being, mapping community assets, and keeping children safe. • Youth workers trained in FY11: 871; those trained impact more than 16,799 at-risk young people
If young people are isolated, and unconnected to school work and other basic social structures, they are far less likely to make a successful transition to productive lives as adults. The Youth Empowerment Program, known as YEP, targets at-risk youth who possess leadership potential but lack opportunities to develop it in a positive way. In a dynamic, year-long program, World Vision helps local youth-focused organizations mentor, train, and encourage young people to lead positive change in their communities. Teens develop skills in leadership, civic engagement, advocacy, and peer mentoring. They learn to identify local issues and problems in their communities, such as youth violence and the dropout rate, and to research and propose policy recommendations to public officials. They become confident leaders who are empowered to make a difference civically and in their own lives. Alumni of the program multiply the impact of the program by teaching the concepts they have learned to middle school students and mobilizing others to act through youthled initiatives that support positive change. • Youth participants in FY11: 504
World Vision also works to empower children and youth through KidREACH™, an academic mentoring program for students in grades K-5. The program equips and trains volunteers from churches and community organizations to become unpaid tutors to struggling students from low-income families. World Vision offers training, technical assistance, and school supplies. Community organizations and churches provide volunteer mentors and space. Local schools identify students in need of tutoring help. The program especially benefits children and youth who demonstrate warning signs that may lead them to drop out of school, offering a safe environment for learning and positive relationships. • Children tutored in FY11: 6,090 • Adult tutors and coordinators trained in FY11: 579
Children and youth face complex challenges that cannot be solved by programs or organizations alone, but also require advocacy that promotes biblical justice. All of our initiatives equip young people and organizations to speak out on the issues affecting vulnerable children and to advocate for systemic, structural, and political changes leading to child well-being. We help youth and adults advocate for better education, youth violence prevention, and other important issues leading to positive transformation of their communities and world. We hold local advocacy summits and create national grassroots campaigns to increase involvement and awareness of challenges facing young people. • Participants in local advocacy campaigns and events in FY11: 720
World Vision’s other programs and initiatives include Empowering Youth scholarships for young people who are supporting positive change and entering into post-secondary education, several youth governance programs, and M.O.V.E. (Making Our Voices Echo), a youth-led initiative that connects young emerging leaders in a movement to bring about positive change.
David, right, encourages and energizes other young people, helping to make their community a better place.
Albina and her daughter Vianca benefitted from the training World Vision provided to Operation Exodus.
‘We actually can make the change that we want to see’
Trainings provide ‘amazing opportunities for our youth’
When David was only 6, his troubled father abandoned him, his sister, and their mother. “There were some days we had no food,” David remembered. “We couldn’t go out for fun. It was really bad.”
Like many local nonprofit organizations that serve children, Operation Exodus’ plans exceeded its capacity to accomplish them. The mentoring and tutoring program helps families in Washington Heights, a neighborhood in New York City where nearly a third of the population lives at or below the poverty line.
Their life stabilized after his mother remarried years later, though central Los Angeles is a hard place to raise a family and be a teen. “Almost every weekend you would hear drunk people in the middle of the night,” David said. “Around the MacArthur Park area, that’s where you would see a lot of drugs.” Though shy and introverted by nature, David wants to change the image of his community. He created Students Working on Progress, an organization designed to educate, encourage, and inspire students to act on local issues. “There is a chance for change,” he said. “I just want our voices to be heard.” David’s burgeoning student movement benefitted from World Vision’s Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), a yearlong mentoring and training program that teaches teens skills in leadership and civic engagement. He learned how to make policy recommendations to his local and national government officials and to mobilize others to join him in making their community a better place. “YEP has taught me that if we’re united and if we work together, we actually can make the change that we want to see,” he said. David dreams of going to college and becoming a psychologist to help other children who feel abandoned and purposeless, as he once did. “I realized that other people need help,” he said, “and if families just had a ‘third hand,’ you know, everything would be good. I want to be that third hand that would help them.”
World Vision provides organizations like Operation Exodus with extensive training in youth development, advocacy, education, and child protection. The training curriculum is developed around research-based skills and best practices in youth development. World Vision’s capacity-building program “provided amazing opportunities for our youth that we are not able to provide ourselves,” said Matt Mahoney, executive director of Operation Exodus. “I would say that [the training is] going to become more important to us as we continue to grow. Some of the trainings have been really good at pointing out some areas that I would not have given a lot of time and attention to. But their importance was brought out in a big way. That made me step back and re-evaluate some of the things we do.” Mahoney said he also appreciates the access to the training because he likes his staff to gain different perspectives and see new ways of doing things. Two of the beneficiaries at Operation Exodus are Vianca, who received academic help when in elementary school, and her mother Albina, who enjoys parenting classes on improving self-esteem and finding assistance for Vianca in the school system. This helps because Albina, a native of the Dominican Republic, speaks in halting English. “I can see how important it is to her and me to come to the program,” Albina said.
Relief • Disasters affect families regardless of income, but the impact is greatest on those with the least means to recover. Our domestic disaster response program draws on World Vision’s decades of experience in responding to global disasters to prepare for disasters, develop emergency networks, mobilize resources, and deliver relief. We make connections between those who can help and those who are in need and focus on the well-being of children.
• Volunteers help the recovery of communities struggling with poverty or the aftermath of disaster. We offer mission trips in the U.S. to youth, adults, and families who serve with community members, local organizations, and churches. Volunteer teams help to repair homes, minister to children, assist with disaster relief, build relationships, and restore hope. • Children participating in FY11: 619 • Adults participating in FY11: 497
• Children served in FY11: 6,900 • Adults served in FY11: 4,050
Miguel, Bonfilia, and their children are rebuilding their lives after a tornado destroyed their home.
Volunteers on a mission trip helped repair the home of Virginia and her daughters.
‘It just means a lot. People don’t know us. They’re reaching out to us’
‘It’s been a tremendous load off of my shoulders’
Immediately after a string of tornadoes tore through parts of the Midwest and Southeast in spring 2011, World Vision responded with truckloads of essentials: food, tarps, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, shoes, and other items.
Terry Williams died of colon cancer in 2011 at age 39, leaving a wife and two daughters in their mobile home in Rosemont, West Virginia, with little money. At times, “I skipped paying the sewer bill just to pay the rent,” said his widow, Virginia, who works part-time. “Then the next month we’ll pay up the sewer bill in full and skip something else.”
World Vision’s work is continuing near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where neighborhoods were distressed even before disaster struck. At a Day of Caring, World Vision gave backpacks filled with school supplies, shoes, and games donated by partners. “Knowing that there are hundreds, if not thousands, putting this outreach together, it just means a lot,” said Bonfilia, a mother of three whose home had been destroyed by the tornado. “People don’t know us. They’re reaching out to us and helping us.”
The family’s roof leaked for a year because Virginia could not afford to repair it. Then their church, Bailey United Methodist, referred them to World Vision, which each year organizes youth groups and church groups on mission trips to Appalachia and other areas in need. A group from Pittsburgh traveled to Virginia’s home and not only fixed the leak, but also built a set of stairs and repaired the clothes dryer for Virginia and her daughters Kelly and Becky.
The backpacks for her children—Christian, Jimena, and Maria—included notes of encouragement written by World Vision volunteers. Bonfilia and her husband, Miguel, were touched by the words of people they had never met.
World Vision supplied building materials and also supported a project at the family’s church, which provides donated food for low-income children at a local elementary school. World Vision gave the children backpacks to carry the food home.
“I’m keeping those forever,” she said. “These are people who wanted to be here for us.”
“It’s been a tremendous load off of my shoulders,” Virginia said. “It’s been a blessing.”
Partnering with World Vision is “a win-win-win” Weyerhaeuser wasn’t just kidding when it described its national diaper drive with World Vision as “a cause you can really get behind.” In March 2012, employees at one of the world’s largest forest product companies donated nearly 400,000 disposable diapers to World Vision for distribution to families in need in the U.S. Packages of diapers lined the windows of the entire fourth floor of Weyerhaeuser’s corporate headquarters—a distance of a quarter-mile—in Federal Way, Washington. Weyerhaeuser built on its strong tradition of employee volunteerism and community involvement by partnering with World Vision to address a critical need. Many families in poverty struggle to pay for basic essentials and cannot afford the amount of diapers they need for their young children. Demand for diapers far exceeds supply at World Vision’s warehouses across the U.S. “We gained a connection with World Vision,” said Daniel Fulton, Weyerhaeuser CEO and president. “It’s consistent with our theme of giving back to our communities. It’s a relationship upon which we can build.”
employees,” Fulton said. “It was something that brought the company together.” Different departments engaged in a friendly competition over which could donate the most diapers. About 100 employees volunteered to load World Vision trucks for diaper distribution. “People who did not know each other worked side by side. They connected,” Fulton said. For the company, its employees, and the diaper recipients, the partnership with World Vision is “a win-win-win,” he said. Before the partnership, Fulton did not know much about World Vision, even though the two organizations are neighbors in Federal Way. What would he now say to other companies that are considering partnering with World Vision? “You ought to use us as an example,” he said. “We had a great experience. Our employees were energized. We expanded our group of friends.”
The diaper recipients weren’t the only beneficiaries. “I was blown away by the support and enthusiasm of our
Serving Together In fiscal year 2011, World Vision served more than 2 million children, youth, and adults. We worked with more than 3,000 partners and nearly 10,000 volunteers. Our accomplishments for the year: • Children and youth served: 1.1 million • Adults served: 973,692 • Partner organizations: 3,030 • Volunteers: 9,996 • Volunteer hours: 89,650 • Value of volunteer hours: $1.95 million (based on estimate of volunteer value by Independent Sector) • Participants in partner trainings: 2,521 • Value of gifts-in-kind distributed to communities in need: $67.3 million World Vision uses a design, monitoring, and evaluation framework to track the progress of all of our programs. We evaluate programs and measure outcomes through interviews, surveys, and observation. The framework involves our partners and works to sustain program outcomes after World Vision’s assistance ends in a community.
Our surveys from various program sites show that: • In our Essential Supplies program, recipients of clothing and personal hygiene products indicated an increase in selfesteem, motivation, and hope. Children who previously felt embarrassed at school felt less inhibited and reported an increase in school performance. • In the Youth Empowerment Program, about 85 percent of participants said the program made a positive impact on their academics, influenced their decision-making, and increased their volunteer efforts. About 90 percent said that the program has strengthened their self-confidence. • In KidREACH, more than 90 percent of parents/guardians indicated that their child did better in school, both academically and in attitude. • In our capacity development trainings, participants reported a 46 percent increase in skills and knowledge.
Where We Serve World Vision works in 13 strategic areasâ€”seven urban and six ruralâ€”across the nation. Our service areas range from inner cities and suburbs to agricultural communities and Native American reservations. Within each area, we focus on communities in greatest need, collaborating with local partners and community organizations to rebuild hope at home. In addition, all sites engage in disaster response as events occur.
Youth Empowerment Program: We help youth-focused organizations to mentor, train, and encourage vulnerable young people to lead positive change in their communities. Capacity Building: We provide training to child-focused organizations on youth-adult partnerships, youth advocacy, academic mentoring, empowering youth, and other topics. Mission Trips: We help volunteer teams to repair homes, minister to children, assist with disaster relief, and build relationships with residents in communities in need.
Essential Supplies: We provide children and families in need with new clothing, personal hygiene items, and household cleaning products. Teacher Resource Center: We offer new school supplies and learning tools to educators teaching in low-income neighborhoods. Building Materials: We provide new flooring, doors, windows, paint, and other items to families in need.
Our Vision for the U.S. From poverty to hunger to lower academic achievement, the headlines are troubling in the United States. However, World Vision knows that with your support, we can help change the lives of children and families living in poverty here at home.
Thank you for providing a way to help me provide for my kids and for other children in my circle. It’s amazing to me that someone would reach out to us... I thank [World Vision] for even considering us.
Our vision is to continue serving children and families throughout the U.S. who grapple with the crippling effects of poverty in their lives. In fact, in the next 18 months, we are committed to increase our work in the U.S. so that we can:
• Impact more than 1.25 million children and youth and over 1 million adults • Increase by 10 percent the number of urban and rural communities we serve • Serve an additional 500 partner organizations • Mobilize more than 11,000 volunteers to give more than 100,000 hours of their time • Lead a best-in-class distribution network that provides more than $70 million in gifts-in-kind annually
– a mother who was formerly homeless in Washington, D.C.
“World Vision not only teaches you a skill, doing warehouse work, [but also] to take initiative to get something done on your own—to be able to be left with a task and complete it and be trusted that it’s going to get done. It’s a self-esteem and confidence builder.” – a mother and former addict who volunteers at World Vision’s warehouse near Tacoma, Washington
How You Can Get Involved Join World Vision’s U.S. Programs as we rebuild hope at home. Your gift to this campaign will leverage the capacity of our community development experts, practitioners, and local partners to effectively meet the ever-increasing needs of children in the U.S. Your gift to help children can take a variety of forms. In fact, by strategically planning your gift, you can make a far greater impact than you may have imagined. Our team of gift-planning experts can help you explore ways to help children during your lifetime and beyond. Here are three ways you can help World Vision rebuild hope at home: • Immediate one-time gift. Designate your gift for immediate use in a specific program, at a designated site where U.S. Programs is working, or where it is needed most to respond to the pressing needs of children.
In return for your gift, we pledge to provide you with an enhanced level of engagement in our work. As a valued partner in Rebuilding Hope at Home, you can expect : • Access to community development experts • Regular, informative reporting from the field about what we accomplish • Opportunities to connect with other like-minded partners • The privilege to make a deep impact in communities in which World Vision works and in your areas of interest Join World Vision’s U.S. Programs as we rebuild hope at home. Your gift will make a powerful statement in the lives of children, families, and their communities.
• Multi-year pledge. Fund a specific ministry for a set period of time, spreading the impact of your gift over a term you designate, up to 20 years. The benefits to children will last well beyond the term of your gift. • Planned gift. Provide the resources to create extraordinary ministry opportunities that will be sustained into the future. You can choose from a myriad of easy giving options.
Strengthening our communities, helping where it matters most
Rebuilding Hope at Home World Vision’s U.S. Programs has never before asked the community to come alongside us in such a significant way. But the need here in America has never been greater. Today, much can be done to help children and families living in poverty across the U.S. Your gifts will leverage World Vision’s assets—our deep experience in community development, strong network of community partners across the nation, and proven community-based programs—to allow more children and families to experience life in all its fullness. Positive change doesn’t just happen. Change requires people like you who are willing to sacrifice on behalf of those struggling against overwhelming challenges. Your gift will help make a difference in the lives of those in greatest need here in the U.S. World Vision requests and values your support. Please make your gift today. We are thankful for those who share our desire to help more than 2.25 million children and adults living in poverty in the U.S. Together, we can continue Rebuilding Hope at Home.
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