How do you interest young people in issues that affect millions of children, such as hunger, disease, poverty, human rights and environmental devastation? Many kids don't have firsthand experience with these problems, which seem to occur so far away. Their only exposure might be images on the TV news that cause them grab for the remote and change the channel.
Yet children are exactly the people to engage in global problems. They have natural compassion. They have the desire to act, if they know ways that they can help. And they have the ability to inspire adults when they do.
Your gift to one of our partner charities can help us continue to offer World Week resources to schools, community groups, churches and others at little to no cost. Please call (253) 874-8400 to learn how you can help us touch more lives through World Week.
We are also looking for more charitable organizations to participate, especially ones in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information on how your organization can get involved, e-mail us or call (253) 874-8400.
Organize a World Week activity with your school, church, family, friends or other group. We provide everything you need to get started. Order a free World Week start-up packet by e-mail, or call (253) 874-8400.
Build a web site or develop a community-access television program that explores the issues that affect the poor. We can help.
If you can't lead a group but would like to participate, you can observe World Week by yourself or volunteer to help with a World Week group in your area. To order a free World Week start-up packet, e-mail us or call us at (253) 874-8400.
Spread the word about World Week in your area, through the Internet, etc. If you have a web site, consider including a link to this site.
If you work for a media outlet, consider running World Week PSAs or becoming a media partner.
World Week is growing thanks to the many people who have offered their time and talents.
We offer interns and volunteers opportunities to use their gifts in exciting ways and to gain meaningful experience that can help further their careers. If you are interested in an internship or a volunteer position, call us at (253) 874-8400 to discuss how you can help. We are in particular need of writers, researchers, web designers and programmers, photographers, videographers, video editors, illustrators and graphic artists.
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