Children’s charities vary widely. Some focus on a large array of needs from nutrition to education while others aim to help children in a more specific way. One charitable operation that does a little bit of both is Children International. Let’s take a closer look at this non- profit organization:
For the Children
Children International, founded in 1936, is an organization with one goal in mind: To help improve the lives of impoverished children and their families by providing food, health care, education, etc. This organization helps achieve its goals via sponsorship. By connecting needy children with generous, caring donors, Children International helps improve the lives of children throughout the world.
Relief Around the Globe
Children International’s network of hope spans 11 different countries throughout the world. At present, sponsorships are offered to children and families living in:
- Dominican Republic
- United States
Children International currently sponsors approximately 340,000 children. As more children and donors are located and brought together, the numbers will increase.
One on One Relationship
Lots of charitable organizations concentrate their efforts on poverty alleviation and related problems, but Children International is unique in one important way. Rather than collect funds from donors and randomly distribute the money, Children International works on a sponsorship level. Interested donors logon to the web site, select a country (if they like), age of child, etc. and then send money to Children International to be used specifically for that individual child. Donors can visibly see the child who is receiving the aid and can follow him/her along on the journey to a brighter future.
Get Started Today
Children International is in constant need of sponsors to handle the thousands of impoverished children seeking a way to a better tomorrow. For a small sponsorship gift of $25 or more per month, donors can watch their sponsored child grow and thrive. A small amount of money goes a long way in most third world countries and $25 makes a noticeable difference.
Children International is an efficient organization as measured by Charity Navigator and other agencies responsible for monitoring and rating non- profit charities. In 2012, for example, Children International is proud to report that 83 percent of its fund went directly to the programs intended to help needy children. This is a better than average rating and it should make most potential donors feel confident that the bulk of the money they contribute is making its way to the child they sponsor.
Children around the world and right here in the United States are in dire need of basic necessities that most of us take for granted. Children International helps to offer direct relief through its many programs, combining the broad relief of a general children’s charity with the specific aim that comes with direct sponsorship. Logon to the charity’s web site www.children.org, and discover how you can make a difference.
Copyright 2013, Bryan Carey