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Children at school
Price:
$50
Churches run about 80 percent of the schools in Haiti, but the country’s extreme poverty means that about 500,000 children cannot attend. High in the mountains above Port-au-Prince, the Methodist... Read more
A father and his child
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$25
Witness and support matter. The Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation monitors the effects of dangerous environmental practices in India. This partner tracks high cancer rates and aids... Read more
People sewing and beading
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$150
Schools and recreation have made a difference in youths’ lives in the Dbayeh Palestinian Refugee Camp outside Beirut, Lebanon. But poverty still prevails, partly because Lebanese law imposes work... Read more
Preparing a meal
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$19
Nutritious food for all, without prejudice. Chalmers’ Community Services’ food pantry in Guelph, Ontario, offers fresh produce, dairy products, and protein to people in need without making them... Read more
Construction workers building
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$20
Many adults arriving at Stella’s Circle have long been considered unemployable. This St. John’s, Newfoundland, partner begs to differ! An employment centre helps men and women develop their skills... Read more
Weaving
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$100
In Guatemala, the Network of Maya Presbyterials offers loans to Mayan women. Borrowers increase their capacity to weave world-renowned textiles or to buy and sell livestock. The women’s profits... Read more
Students at the University of Dodomo
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$225
Godwin Tumaini did not have family financial support but graduated with a university degree in Tanzania’s capital. He launched a photography business and has paid for his brother’s studies. This was... Read more
A man drinking from a cup
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$50
Many people in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood experience poverty and lack adequate food and clothing. The Toronto Christian Resource Centre offers practical help. On the ground floor of its... Read more
Children participating in art programs
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$21
“I make a difference.” The Latin American Centre for Popular Education in Colombia offers space for children living with poverty and family or political violence to explore how their voices shape an... Read more
Men at a shelter
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$60
It’s much warmer in here. During the winter, Winnipeg’s shelters are full and close early in the morning. But more than 300 people a day find warmth, food, showers, a laundry, and a caring welcome at... Read more
Grocery receipt
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$120
In Manitoba’s fly-in First Nations communities, groceries are often two to three times more expensive than in cities. Some traditional food practices have become unstable or unpredictable due to the... Read more
A father and his child
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$200
At least 120,000 people living in poverty in Edmonton may be one paycheque away from losing their homes and other hard-won gains. The Bissell Centre’s Housing Options Program quickly secures housing... Read more
Person walking on a trail in the woods
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$100
Every year at United Church camps, more than 18,000 campers experience caring for creation, making new friends, learning spiritual practices, testing and growing skills, and learning in community... Read more
Drums
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$35
A drum is like a heartbeat. At Vancouver’s WISH Drop-in Centre Society, Aboriginal women counsellors and community Elders support Aboriginal women who live in extreme poverty and work in the street-... Read more
Training caregivers
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$30
Changing demographics in China has made caring for elderly people a pressing social need. Chinese churches now oversee about 200 seniors’ homes. Across China, some seniors are lacking the support... Read more
2 people playing baseball
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$25
Over 200 people who were formerly homeless now experience stable lives in housing with community connections. That’s with support from Wesley Urban Ministries’ Homeless Baseball League and other... Read more
Mission and Service partners
Gifts with Vision are possible because Mission & Service provides core funding to partners. Mission & Service, the annual unified fund, is the heart and soul of The United Church of Canada.... Read more
Women gathered around a tree
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$100
In Zambia, about 449 women per 100,000 live births die of pregnancy-related causes. An estimated 3 out of every 10 girls aged 15 to 19 years have given birth. About 16 percent of these births are... Read more
Support Youth Friendship
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$100
Nurture the journey toward right relations. In Manitoba, 20 Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth are invited to attend Neechii, a five-day summer camp at the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre. In... Read more
People meditating
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$50
Meditation, mindfulness, centring prayer: young adults who otherwise don’t seek out traditional churches still hunger for contemplative practices at the University of Victoria. Through diverse... Read more
Women pastors and church lay leaders
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$100
Lift up women’s voices for social change. Supporting women’s leadership requires training and mentoring, particularly in a patriarchal society. In Zimbabwe, the Institute for Theological Reflection... Read more
Gender Neutral washroom
Price:
$50
An ancient valley shelters kids growing in community at a southern Saskatchewan summer camp. The ancient washrooms? Not so much! Lumsden Beach is proud to be one of western Canada’s oldest church... Read more