BLESS THE CHILDREN INC

Rating: 5 stars   23 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 411 Clevland St., #195 Clearwater FL 33755 USA

Mission: Bless the Children was founded by Karen Hubbard. Our mission is to free orphaned, abandoned and impoverished children from the chains of poverty by empowering them with health, shelter, nutritional and educational support so that they may become productive members of society.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Karen Hubbard for about 15 years and her daughter Rebecca a few years longer. I have found them to be ethical, dedicated individuals who are highly motivated to improve the lot of children through their "Bless The children program". I have been impressed by their persistence and the results they achieve.

Reverend Lee TerBush

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

Our relationship with Bless the Children Inc. has been a blessing to our organization, Hearth to Hearth MInistries. They have faithfully supported several of our orphans, and heve helped us tremendously to get through very rough times when we were barely making ends meet. They have provided us with fundraisng opportunities, financial support, and good advice. Karen and Rebecca have dedicated their lives to helping children from South America to Africa as well as Eastern Europe. They are 100% trustworthy, and work tirelessly to better the lives of countless children.

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Increase their donor base, so they could expand even further the good works they are doing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

BTC is a great organization, management staff is ultra lean and overhead is minimal. Funds collected go to various BTC projects that minister to children in South/Central America (primarily). The John Grove School started by a USAF helicopter pilot is a single room, one teacher, mountain school that takes children from 6th to 12+ grade and is in most cases providing a high school education to children of families where the the first high school graduates in the family line are being generated. BTC does more than the school and ships collected goods, and medical equipment to the poor of the western hemisphere through collections that co-mingle in Tampa/Clearwater for further shipment south. All container loading is done by volunteer force in Tampa area. BTC is some great people changing childrens' lives and future for the better.

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the privilege and I really mean the "privilege" to be assisted by Bless the Children Inc during difficult times helping orphans and medical crews in Haiti following the earth wake disaster. Bless the Children work hard to give us supplies and man power to ship goods to Haiti. They are profesional and so well organized, they were a breath of sanity during times of confusion and emotional pain. I can never thank them enough for what they did and who they are. Their name is Bless the Children but anyone lucky enough to work with them are blessed to have them on their team. Florence Vanleuven - Haiti

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Rating: 5 stars  

HAVING WORKED WITH THIS ORGANIZATION WHILE IN THE MILITARY, I FOUND THEM TO BE VERY PROFESSIONAL IN WHAT THEY DO. IT WAS A GREAT PLEASURE AND EXPERIENCE TO HAVE WORKDE WITH THEM.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Karen Hubbard since childhood and it was no surprise to me when she founded a non-profit charity in order to help those who are less fortunate than others. I have been sponsoring a young girl named Maria througn Bless the Children for several years now. Thanks to all the pictures and the occasional letter, I have been pleased to see her grow from a child in the dumps to a smiling pre-teen. I like to think I helped just a little with my monthly donation to her. Karen and her daughter, Becca, are quite a team and I feel blessed to have them in my life. Keep up the good work, ladies. CWoody

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Definitely

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Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to the wonderful staff at Bless the Children by some friends I served with in the Air Force. They just told me someone needed my help but didn't expound on what it would involve. I have found that volunteering for this organization has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Not only do I get the chance to help people in need, I've had the opportunity to me some of the nicest people in the world. I have also been fortunate enough to bring my grandchildren along while volunteering. I feel this experience will help to shape them in the most positive way possible. I would like to thank Karen Hubbard and Rebecca Smith for allowing me and my grandchildren to participate in such a wonderful cause.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a member of Epiphany Catholic Church and coordinate the Bless the Children activities at our church. I have participated Honduras Medical Mission with Epiphany, Karen Hubbard and Rebecca Smith. Karen works hard while in Honduras at meeting with the people served and asking them directly about their needs. She then focuses her attention and working get the resources needed to help them. I know and have seen first hand that the money we raise and the work we do has a big impact on the poor in Honduras.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Bless the Children since its inception. The founder, Karen Hubbard, was a member of the Catholic parish where I serve on the staff. We have been involved in medical mission trips to Honduras in conjunction with BTC since 2001. We could not make the contacts necessary to fulfill the mission without their help.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a warehouse coordinator for a public school district and have worked with Karen Hubbard and Rebecca Smith of Bless the Children for a number of years donating surplus furniture and school supplies. The diligent effort they put into organizing projects which provide much needed supplies to the international and local communities is amazing. It is so pleasing to see the results from their labor of love. I especially enjoy the pictures they send back to me of the communities and children that they truly do bless. Sincerely...Thank you.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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