As a World Vision Celebrity Ambassador, Heaton has partnered with the humanitarian organization to raise awareness, funds and additional support for its work serving the poor in nearly 100 countries worldwide.
‘I am thrilled and honored to be the first Celebrity Ambassador for World Vision. I’ve worked with many wonderful charities, and World Vision stands out as an organization with impeccable accountability, transparency and most importantly, effectiveness. For over 60 years, the dedication of everyone at World Vision and their partners around the globe has resulted in millions of lives being saved and changed.’
‘Patricia Heaton is a longtime supporter of World Vision, a passionate advocate for vulnerable children and a dear friend,” said Richard Stearns, president of World Vision U.S. “I’m delighted that she’s willing to do even more with us, to leverage her tremendous influence and bring other public figures to the cause of caring for children in need.’
A supporter of World Vision for several years, Heaton has appeared on its annual Holiday Gift Catalog, voiced a public service advertisement following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, spoken at World Vision fundraising events and supported the organization’s disaster relief initiatives.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization conducting relief, development, and advocacy activities in its work with children, families, and their communities in nearly 100 countries to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.