• Thomas Bonifield

Patricia Heaton and Melissa Joan Hart Pitch in for World Vision

The Christian actresses are using their star power on behalf of the charity this Christmas season.

Patricia Heaton participates in World Vision food drive earlier this year.
Patricia Heaton participates in a World Vision food drive earlier this year. Image: Patricia Heaton/Instagram.

World Vision, a Christian charity that has been meeting the needs of the impoverished and spreading the Good News of the Gospel since 1950, is getting help this holiday season from some high-profile Hollywood actresses. As was the case last year, Paticia Heaton and Melissa Joan Hart are once again putting their shoulders to the wheel for its annual gift catalog.


Melissa Joan Hart models a silk scarf of her own design for World Vision.
Melissa Joan Hart models a silk scarf of her own design for World Vision. Image: World Vision Catalog.

Each of them has designed items on offer as part of the global humanitarian group's end-of-the-year fund-raising campaign. Hart, who rose to fame back in the 1990s as the lead on the hit series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, designed a silk scarf and an enameled-iron heart, while Heaton, a former star of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, helped come up with four items: a bracelet, a woven cloth bowl, an accessory collection, and a silk scarf of her own. Fellow Christian actress Danica McKellar is also taking part this year, with a necklace she designed.


The items are made by local artisans - primarily in India and Vietnam - and are available for a donation ranging between $40.00 and $260.00, the bulk of which is tax-deductible. This campaign is part of World Vision's larger mission to "share God's love," and the catalog states that the funds raised are used to "meet critical needs" for people in communities around the world recovering from disasters or endeavoring to lift themselves out of poverty. Each of the links above will take you to the relevant item, or you can click here if you would like to go to the World Vision home page.