To D.C. and Back

To D.C. and Back

May 14, 2014By Guest AuthorAdvocate Stories, Clean Water 1 Comment

By Dave Erickson “Do you mean, like filtered water?” That question came from the bank teller standing in front of me a few days ago. She had asked me if I’d traveled anywhere recently. I told her my wife and I had attended a clean water conference in Washington D.C. I knew she was thinking … Read More

We are Live, from D.C.!

We are Live, from D.C.!

March 13, 2014By WV AdvocacyClean Water, Events 2 Comments

 Today is day two of H2O:DC and we are going to Capitol Hill! Visit the blog throughout the day and follow us on Twitter for live updates as 165 advocates attend over 150 meetings- because we believe that the Water for the World Act should become law. You can support us by sending messages of … Read More

Let’s #CheerstoH2O

Let’s #CheerstoH2O

March 11, 2014By WV AdvocacyClean Water 1 Comment

 Cheers: a verb- meaning, 1. A shout for joy or in praise; 2. to show gratitude or acknowledgment for something. “To your health” can be more than a wish; it can be an intention we set through policy. This year, World Vision is joining with other organizations with a goal to raise awareness and support … Read More

2013 Was Good for Kids Under 5

2013 Was Good for Kids Under 5

December 31, 2013By WV AdvocacyMaking History No Comments

As we look forward to the beginning of 2014, we wanted to share with you some highlights of 2013 and reasons to celebrate. While 1.22 people are still affected by extreme poverty (living on less than $1.25 per day) this number is down from 1.91 billion in 1990. This past May, a new report showed … Read More

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

December 24, 2013By WV AdvocacyFrom the Blog No Comments

Dear Friend, This Christmas season, I am filled with joy and gratitude as I reflect on the true reason we celebrate — the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. His birth forever changed the world. And later, His sacrifice forever changed our lives. I’m truly thankful for the Christmas miracle that took place in the … Read More

We Are in This Together!

We Are in This Together!

December 19, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water 2 Comments

Each day at World Vision we pray. We pray for our projects, employees in the field, our work, and our donors. To help center ourselves, we do devotions with our department. Last week, inspired by Mathew 25:35, Elizabeth in donor services led devotions for her team. “I felt led to do our departmental devotions on … Read More

More Than an Itch for Kids Under 5

More Than an Itch for Kids Under 5

December 17, 2013By WV AdvocacyDisease Prevention 1 Comment

At Beyond 5, we focus on five things that will help each child live to their fifth birthday and beyond: Malaria falls under preventable diseases and children under 5 years old is the group most affected.  The world’s deadliest creature, the mosquito, kills nearly 655,000 people every year.  The World Health Organization estimates that an … Read More

To Celebrate 100, We’re Giving You…

December 12, 2013By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy No Comments

Our newly released Beyond 5 Campaign Toolkit! Today marks our 100th Beyond 5 blog post, and we’re marking the occasion with our own virtual launch party (insert confetti throwing here!) for a hot new resource that’s sure to take your advocacy to the next level. Inside the campaign toolkit, you will find fact sheets, prayers, … Read More

Today is Human Rights Day

December 10, 2013By WV AdvocacyProtecting Children No Comments

Twenty years ago today, an unprecedented number of countries and partners came together in Vienna to adopt the Vienna Declaration of Human Rights. Throughout the years, the United Nations has held summits recognizing the rights of different groups of people. Known as mandates, these are the rights that UN peacekeepers recognize and commit to protecting. Here … Read More

Special Delivery — We Need You!

Special Delivery — We Need You!

December 5, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water, Events 9 Comments

In the Beyond 5 office, postcards are stacking up! We asked you to help us get the word out about the Water for the World Act and since then, nearly 3,000 emails have been sent to Congress simply because people like you took action. Over 130 people have ordered postcards or are using a personal online … Read More

“It’s like we are no one.”

December 3, 2013By Guest AuthorProtecting Children 1 Comment

A Human Rights Issue is a Child Health Issue. By James Pedrick, Community Engagement Manager for World Vision Youth, and Christina Bradic, Beyond 5. Normally on Beyond 5, we talk about maternal and child health issues, but today we wanted to fill you in on a situation happening right now in the Dominican Republic.  People … Read More

We Are Thankful

November 28, 2013By WV AdvocacyFrom the Blog, Making History No Comments

Behind the scenes at  World Vision Advocacy we want to share what we are thankful for. We are thankful that God has put us in a place where we have the opportunity to help the least fortunate. We have deep gratitude for all of our advocates who are willing to educate themselves, speak out to … Read More