Let’s Pass a Law!

Let’s Pass a Law!

September 5, 2013By WV AdvocacyCall to Action, Clean Water 9 Comments

Recently, the Water for the World Act was introduced as a bill in the House of Representatives. We want to make this bill a law and you can help! The biggest need right now is for people to contact their Members of Congress and ask for them to co-sponsor the bill. What does it mean … Read More

Success with WASH!

Success with WASH!

September 3, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water, Making History 4 Comments

Diarrheal disease is the number two killer of children under five years old. To prevent diarrheal disease, World Vision focuses on clean water, improved sanitation facilities, and hygiene — including hand washing and hand washing facilities. We recently saw success with these programs in World Vision communities. Mary Herrick, from World Vision’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene … Read More

My Summer with Beyond 5

August 27, 2013By Guest AuthorAdvocate Stories 3 Comments

Today we welcome a guest post from Taylor Gleason, our summer intern.  She shares how one summer changed her perspective on advocacy. We’re going to miss you, Taylor! By Taylor Gleason If you would have met me a year ago and told me that I would be interning at World vision with the Advocacy department, … Read More

Video: It’s Not What You Know

August 20, 2013By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy No Comments

You may not know who your Representative is, how to schedule an in-district meeting or fully understand the legislative process and that’s okay! Our kid advocate shows that it’s not what you know, it is what you do: You can learn the other things as you go. Visit our videos to see Kid Advocate tell … Read More

San Francisco Meet and Greet!

August 13, 2013By WV AdvocacyEvents 1 Comment

If you live in the San Francisco or Bay area, we would love to get to know you! Join us on Thursday, August 22, from 7 pm – 8 pm to learn more about Beyond 5 and World Vision Advocacy. We will talk about: The Beyond 5 campaign and the issues that we will focus … Read More

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

August 8, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Lately at Beyond 5 we have been talking about water. Now, imagine there is a lack of water and you have an infant. Breastfeeding is the number one way to keep that baby healthy and well. The benefits of exclusive breastfeeding during the fist six months of life are numerous. Benefits are seen cognitively, nutritionally … Read More

Movies in July: A Small Act

July 26, 2013By WV AdvocacyChild Education No Comments

“I think it just felt normal to donate some money to a child.” These were the words of a woman in Sweden thinking back to when she made a decision to sponsor a boy in Nairobi, Kenya.  That boy grew up, went to Harvard, returned to Kenya and created a program to help educate children … Read More