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New Zealanders to make this festive season one that will change lives

14 Nov 2023 by World Vision
 New Zealanders to make this festive season one that will change lives

This Christmas, World Vision is encouraging New Zealanders to consider the millions of children who will go hungry this festive season and join compassionate Kiwis giving meaningful gifts that will actually change lives.

This Christmas more children around the world will be hungry, starving, or on the brink of famine than ever before, and World Vision wants to change that.

Instead of purchasing a novelty gift or extravagant item, such as a custom neon sign or portable coffee machine, New Zealanders can invest in a gift that will truly change a child’s life this Christmas.

Whether it be a chicken for a family ($12), a vege garden ($28), cooking classes to fight malnutrition ($54) or emergency food ($60), these small gifts will have a big impact on children around the world.

In the lead up to Christmas Day, New Zealanders can visit the World Vision Christmas Gift Catalogue online store to choose from a selection of festive cards and purchase a meaningful gift to share with a loved one. There are options for both physical or digital cards for yuletide gifts with a difference.

World Vision Associate National Director TJ Grant says giving a World Vision gift helps to spread love and festive cheer both here and in countries where optimism may be hard to come by.

“We know that small acts of kindness and love over the festive season can make a huge difference in the lives of children living with hunger and in extreme poverty. By giving a life-changing gift from our Christmas Gift Catalogue, or even making a simple text donation, New Zealanders can help change the lives of children and their families who are facing extreme hunger this Christmas.

“We love the feel-good factor of these gifts, they are so meaningful and can make a sustainable long-term difference to children’s lives,” adds Grant.

World Vision’s Christmas Gift Catalogue gifts are available to purchase at Gift Catalogue or by calling 0800 245 000 to choose a gift over the phone.

Alternatively, New Zealanders can text ‘SUPPORT’ to 5055 to donate $3 and gift emergency food to a hungry child.