Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc.

Rating: 2.89 stars   9 reviews 1,679

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services, International, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: 182 Farmers Ln Ste 200 Santa Rosa CA 95405 USA

Mission: Since 1975, Children's Hunger Relief Fund (CHRF) has responded to children's immediate physical, emotional, and spiritual needs following drought, earthquakes, hurricanes, war, and other disasters. CHRF cares for thousands of children around the world from orphanages, schools, and feeding centers in Central America, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia, to a full surgery, dental, and medical clinic and children's home complex in Mexico...to child immunization clinics, AIDS prevention classes, and clean-water projects in Kenya, to assisting disaster stricken families in the U.S. In 2001 alone, tens of thousands of needy children and families benefited from over $20,000,000 worth of aid.
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars   Featured Review

9 people found this review helpful

Not to disparage the work that Children's Hunger Relief Fund may carry out, the organization participates in unsolicited mailings requesting donations. I have never donated or provided my personal contact information to CHRF, yet received mail solicitation. Overall, such unsolicited mailings seem a misuse of funding and irresponsible practice.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Hi Ellen! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Even negative feedback is VERY HELPFUL as we seek to improve our practices and to serve the public even better. We are CHILDREN'S HUNGER FUND NOT Children's Hunger Relief Fund, and we do not participate in unsolicited mailings. Since your feedback is important it would be helpful if you could search again and place your comment with the correct charity so that your voice can be heard. THANK YOU!

Here is the link to the page for Children's Hunger Relief Fund. http://greatnonprofits.org/organizations/view/childrens-hunger-relief-fund-inc

Review from CharityNavigator
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

CHRF’S help makes it possible for the care of 100 children in Juarez Mexico that come from families at risk and in extreme poverty.

But thanks to CHRF children can come and find refuge in this special place. Shelter, food, clothing, education, medical and dental care, emotional and spiritual support and most important care, love and compassion are available for these precious children."

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

With the help of CHRF I was able to build a school building in Uganda and provide over 6,000 meals in Ethiopia. I feel great because I believe I have really made a difference in the world and in the lives of suffering children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

“CHRF is not just a big organization that has provided millions in relief to areas where "Angels fear to tread" ... areas where other relief organizations have had to withdraw. They are an organization which takes the time to help people like myself to realize their dreams of taking action for the less fortunate children of the world.

Working together, we all can realize the dream of "making a difference" to the millions of children who suffer from hunger and lack of education. "Together.... we CAN!"

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Rating: 1 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I just received a solicitation with penny coins attached. WHY? I looked them up on Charity review sites and found they didn't respond to Better Business Bureau requests for information. It appears they are trying to look like the very legitimate Children's Hunger Fund which is reputable and well run. I am very suspicious of this outfit. NO SALE!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Become legitimate by providing information about what, how, who, when and what!! They are very secretive. And sending out to me, a person who doesn't need money, an amount which they say would feed a child for a day, seems counterproductive. They should have used it to FEED A CHILD for heaven's sake!!!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

Upon receiving a mailed request for donations from Childrens Hunger Relief Fund (CHRF) it bothered me as being wasteful that genuine U.S. coins were attached to the letter. I also questioned the high "96.9% of all donations" claimed to be "allocated to projects". Because of that I searched the Better Business Bureau and Charity Navigator websites for ratings. I suggest anyone thinking about donating to them should also check with the BBB and Charity Navigator. Do not confuse CHRF with the Children's Hunger Fund -- the 2 seem to be on opposite ends of the spectrum,

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No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This must be the 3rd or 4th unsolicited request from CHRF, each time with coins; this last with a nickle!
Of course the accompanying pictures are unpleasant and sad; in my opinion it is wasteful for a charity
to spend 0.05 for the chance someone will bite; that's $1 for 20 mailings; they would spend probably
$50 for 1000 mailings (to make it worthwhile); that's a substantial sum; also added to the cost is the
prepaid envelope and the charity is now well above $50. I would venture to say they send out much more
than 1000 solicitations. I replied once with a note saying to stop and any future coins are mine; all I can
now do is return the envelope with the coin. I don't think this charity reads their mail unless it has a
check in it.

eddie j

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No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The work and help to children suffering internationally is very inspiring to me personally. I love their cause and their work.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 2 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have just received another unsolicited envelope asking for money. This marketing stuff is very expensive and wasteful.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do not send unsolicited material. Find spokespeople who can deliver your message or disband and work for other organizations that send the largest majority of their funds to their target beneficiaries.

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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