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Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc.

Rating: 3.07 stars   14 reviews 2,489

Nonprofit Issues:

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

Address:

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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Reviews for Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars   Featured Review

17 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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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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!

(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I received a letter from CHRF asking for support and talked to them on the phone. Very good people committed to very good work! I will continue to support them.

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am constantly inspired and encouraged by the good work that is being done by CHRF. Their participation in using relatively low cost direct mail requests reflects the efficiency of the organization, after all, in order to send support you must raise funds some how. I found this organization compliant and prompt in responding to requests to be omitted from future mailings.

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Since I first donated to CHRF I have received requests from several other non-profits to feed the starving children with similar pictures as CHRF has sent. I am wondering how much CHRF is making from selling our names to other organizations. I don not need their 2 and 3 pennies to encourage me to donate, that is bribery!

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Cannot find CHRF on Charity Navigator; found it on another site, and noted on its literature sent to me, that it purported to invest something on the order of 96% of its funding in Children's Aid, Emergency Relief and Community Development. Maybe; however, without some proof of financial responsibility, how do I know the "Colonel" is running a legitimate organization?

Today, a non-profit or relief group....you pick the moniker....has to be legitimate. I have my doubts about CHRF.

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

Begin complying with Charity Navigator's requirements to document the organizations legitimacy, or, disband the charity.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

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

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I LOVE CHRF, they truly work hard so that donations here in the United States can go a long way to improving the life of children around the world. I always feel good about my donations.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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  

1 person found this review helpful

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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people 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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

15 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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