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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, International, International Relief, Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief

Mission: Help the Children is a Christian nonprofit humanitarian relief organization dedicated to help alleviate the suffering of children and their families throughout the United States and around the world. Help the Children's mission is to provide increased self sufficiency by providing food, clothing, personal care items and medical supplies without regard to political affiliation, religious belief, or ethnic identity. Internationally: Help the Children is committed to serving a wide variety of people in diverse cultural and economic settings, who suffer emotional, spiritual and physical needs which result from conditions beyond their personal control.

Results: We faithfully feed children everyday across the United States and around the world. Our latest adventure is the completion of the hospital in Northern Guatemala. This hospital has 20 beds for overnight accommodations for treatment and follow up. We have a OBGYN room, pediatrics room, and three dental rooms. To read more about what we have done and are still doing, visit our website: www.helpthechildren.org.

Programs: Food Program: Our major concern is to meet the needs of the homeless and low-income families throughout the inner cities of America. Each week, we distribute 350,000 pounds of food products to more than 650 qualified distribution centers. The success of this program is due to the generosity of growers, food manufactures and bakeries that willingly donate their surplus goods. Medical Missions: We send doctors and dentist to provide treatment at free clinics throughout the world. Our goal is to provide medical and dental treatment to third world countries where such treatment is not readily available. Military Family Assistance Program: We we distribute our CARE-BOXES to military families who loved ones are fighting for our security. Spring Outreach Program: We helped provide over 25,000 pounds of turkeys and other food items and more than 50,000 toys on Easter Sunday in Los Angeles. Christmas program: HTC distributed over 15,000 toys to needy children along with their parents from the inner city who attended our Christmas parties. In addition, we distributed over 150,000 toys through our distribution centers throughout the Southern United States this past Christmas.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Help the Children is incredibly effective in bringing needed resources to those most in need. They have a long track record of integrity as they have responsibly leveraged the resources entrusted to their distribution, so that it provides the greatest benefit to those most vulnerable in our society... The children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This ministry has blessed and relieved countless broken and hopeless lives. The staff and volunteers work compassionately and tirelessly to spread God's mercy, love, and messege of hope. They expertly and courageously send food, diasaster supplies, and medical relief globally. I have never known another ministry with such integrity and character. God Bless You Help The Children! Thank you for being the loving arms and helping hand to those we cannot serve on our own.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

During 2008, at he age of 43, I found myself out-of-work, and wondering what is next. For the first time in my life, I felt alone even though I had a family of my own.

God works in mysterious ways and I can prove it. At the age of 43, I had my second child (Healthy, smart, and beautiful.)

In the name of God, Roger and Roxana Presgrove gave me a chance to help others who needed support. In addition, I was able to help this wonderful organization by providing support, time, talent, and commitment to our synergy.

Thank you for the opportunity!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have know the President of Help the Children for almost 30 years. He is a man of deep character and his heart is the size of Texas. He loves helping others and he is an expert at helping children and their families.

If you want to know what is the one of the greatest non-profits operating in the U.S. today, then you have found your answer. Help the Children is amazing. We love serving and helping Roger and Roxana Presgrove as they help make this world a better place.

Join us. Donate you time. Donate some money. Donate some food.

Adrian G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been to the volunteer days at their warehouse and have also assisted withs the golf tournaments in the past. It has been truly my pleasure to be a part of both of events. The volunteer days are the best, where upon arrival, you are met by Roger and his staff, who tell you about CNI, what they've done, and what you would be doing that day. You put together care boxes that are then used for relief where it is needed. The inner city, foreign countries, disaster areas, etc. It really hits home that you are personally doing something that will benefit people in need. It makes you feel good. I try to take people who don't know about the organization, but have a heart to do voluntary work like this so they can
a. see for themselves firsthand how an organization like this operates
b. see that CNI is truly a great organization
c. that the love of Christ does exist in the world, and that Christians are just regular people too.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Help the Children/Children's Network Int. reflects the characteristics of the founder, Roger Presgrove. Roger has a true heart for those in need and for reaching them with the love of God. He's very humble and reliant on the generosity and work of volunteers to accomplish the mission. You can be assured that there is a great focus on minimizing the overhead to have the highest direct flow through of resources to the people in need. This is truly an outstanding organization.

Gary23

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was looiking for a charity to donate some time years ago and I found out about Help the Children's food pantry in Santa Clarita, Ca. My wife and I worked there as volunteers and I found out more about the organization. It was founded by a couple who went to our church and I didn't know it. I found out that HTC did a whole lot more than just a food pantry. We voulnteered at their warehouse in Bell, Ca and saw that it was a much bigger operation than we ever new.
I eventually became friends with the founder, Roger Presgrove, and was asked to be on HTC's Bd of Directors. From there I found out that Roger and HTC are doing so many great and various things throughout the world. The scope of their work is amazing.
The most incredible thing about HTC is the amazingly low admint costs it incurrs. HTC has overhead of about 1%. HTC clearly is operating to help the needy and not to be a "full emplyment act" with commensarate huge salaries for the charity's workers.. HTC gets so much done for so little. I don't know of any organization that gets more "bang for its buck" than HTC.

Mike234

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Help The Children manages to distribute essential resources to over 4,000 children and their families in Santa Clarita, CA, over 100,000 children and their families in Los Angeles, CA, 12 states in the USA, and 52 countries worldwide. Help The Children also manages to send resources to help areas affected by natural disasters, as well. Help The Children does all this with only a 1% overhead. Yes, out of every dollar, 99 cents goes directly to fill the need. They are able to do so much with so little due to the president's direction, amazing donation network, and the awesome volunteers that are responsible for most of the work that is accomplished. As a faith based non-profit humanitarian relief organization, I feel that Help The Children sets a standard by which other organizations should be measured.

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Evelyn R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Help the Children has been very great with all of the contributions that they have done throughout the years. I volunteered many years and every year I was very impressed with the amount of quality work they do daily. You see with all of the donations they receive they improve the quality of life of millions of people and they help with all of the disaters that happen. They always send help to various emergency disasters within the United States and in other countries. You see even today they are building a children's hospital in Guatemala (helping the poor families in Guatemala). Help the Children is a great organization and as a volunteer I can testify that they make a positive difference in people's life

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have supported Children's Network International for many years. What excites me the most about this organization is, they stretch they their resources to the max to reach so many