World Vision Celebrates Child Sponsorship Numbers

The World Vision 50th Anniversary Celebration has
concluded it’s summer concert series, having amassed over 1400 child
sponsorships through the five concert series that began on June 9 in Long
Island, New York and traveled into the Orlando, Chicago, Los Angeles markets
before wrapping up in Seattle on September 30th. As this series closes,
World Vision prepares for their ten Christmas tours that are part of the
Official World Vision 50th Anniversary Celebration including: The Avalon
“Don’t Save It All For Christmas Tour,” The Child Of The Promise Tour, Kathy
Troccoli’s “Sentimental Christmas” Tour, Radio City Music Hall’s Rocketts’
Tour, and the Madison Square Gardens’ theatre presentation of “A Christmas
Carol.”
The summer concert series celebrated the ongoing work of World Vision and
what has been accomplished over the last 50 years. Artists including Ralph
Carmichael (the first World Vision Artist Associate), Avalon, Deniece
Williams, Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris, Kathy Troccoli, Twila Paris,
Margaret Becker, Crystal Lewis, Chonda Pierce, Jonathan Pierce and Newsong
joined the tour on various dates, each sharing personal testimonies to the
work of World Vision, along with the music for which they are known.
In just a few weeks the Official World Vision 50th Anniversary Celebration
Christmas concerts tour will kick off visiting cities including Los Angeles,
Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, and Seattle and will run for a
collective 45 days (Nov. 2-Dec. 16), hitting 217 concert appearances. At
each event an artist or World Vision spokesperson will educate the audience
of the ongoing work of World Vision and gives those in attendance the chance
to sponsor a child.
World Vision is the largest, privately funded Christian humanitarian agency
in the world serving more than 7 million people annually in nearly 100
countries. World Vision’s Child Sponsorship Program links poor children in
developing countries with individual donors in the U.S. and other developed
countries. Each child benefits through direct assistance, as well as
improved living conditions for his or her community and family. More than
500,000 children are sponsored by people in the U.S., and more than 1.1
million children are sponsored worldwide.

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