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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, International, International Relief, Pediatrics, Surgical Specialties Research, Unknown

Mission: Children's Cross Connection Inc began in 1985 as an adoptive parent group following a visit by Dr. Kenneth and Mrs. Pamela Rundle to El Salvador to bring home their newly adopted baby. In January 2001 the organization grew into two separate divisions - Children's Cross Connection, USA and Children's Cross Connection, International to better serve its two functional areas. CCCUSA will continue to bring children with medical/ surgical cases unable to be helped in their home countries for care in the U.S. For more information on them please visit their website at www.cccus.org The parent organization, CCC has become, CCC International (continuing to operate under the original EIN) and concentrate efforts on "teaching a man to fish" by working with overseas medical teaching projects and preventative health projects as well as bringing children with specialized teaching or research type conditions to the U.S. for treatment as an extension of CCCI overseas teaching projects. Plans are now on the drawing board for the first Pediatric Teaching Hospital. Further information on this exciting project as well as the other ongoing projects at our website: www.cccinternational.org

Programs: Education in ethiopia: our organization provided all housing, living, and educational expenses for 35 children in four cities in ethiopia. The children are attending high school and college. We have five rental houses with an adult house manager and a cook in each house.

education of ethiopian students in the us: we support all the educational and living expenses of 5 ethiopian students studying in us boarding high schools and colleges. Tuition, books, room, and board, and transportation are all provided.

catastrophic medical costs in the us: we have helped to pay medical expenses of needy individuals in the us who have experienced catastrophic medical expenses. These funds have been directly to medical institutions and medical trust funds.

educational support of making the grade- hope for african youth

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was an American missionary in eastern Mongolia when my Mongolian wife gave birth to a baby girl with a cleft lip and a cleft palate, and, a few months later, in 2007, we discovered, a major heart defect. When some other organizations were unable to help us CCCI did. Even though they had never worked in Asia before as Pam put it, "God would not let me sleep till I agreed to help your baby." We were out of her region but well within her big heart.

Pam is a recruiter. She quickly had people in Phoenix, Arizona lined up to help us, and when some obstacles got in the way of arranging the transport, she even recruited me, since I lived in Asia. Like a symphony we all played our parts, the doctors, the nurses, the hospital support staff, the airlines, the embassy, we followed Pam's baton. She made sure everything went like clock work, and with the greatest of efficiency. Maximum funds go directly to the work and with most of her recruited help being voluntary that translates to a lot of children being helped.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started working with CCCI in 2002 as a volunteer. I have traveled twice to Africa to participate with the work there-first in launching the Seeds of Hope orphanage, then in providing necessary oversight for the organization. I have also identified a possible site for a future hospital to be constructed near Turmi in the southwest of Ethiopia near the Sudan border. If built, this facility would service at least 10 nomadic tribes that essentially know no national boundaries and who currently have no medical care to speak of. We have been able to convince the mothers to give us the infants that would have been exposed to die because of religious beliefs. We then are able to adopt the otherwise healthy children out to willing parents. I've also participated here in getting children brought here to hospitals and surgeons for life-altering medical care. I've made arrangements for hospitalizations, surgeries, housing, transportation, doctors' visits, and sundry other items during their stays. On occasion, they have stayed in my home. Currently, I serve as Secretary on the Board of Directors. It is a great honor and a great privilege to work with CCCI-and one that I refuse to relinquish! These kids are now MY kids in a very real way.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CCCI saved the life of our (now) son, Mesfin, by providing him with needed open heart surgery twice. I am now working with them to help other children that need surgery. I'm also helping with an education project in Ethiopia with wonderful students, many of whom have medical issues that we are helping treat.