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International Children's Fund

Rating: 5 stars   52 reviews 2,203

Address:

619 Main Street PO Box 583 Neenah WI 54957 USA

Mission:

International Children's Fund's mission is to minister to the physical as well as the spiritual needs of desperately poor children and their families, worldwide - just as Jesus ministered to the multitudes.

Results:

During 2014, more than 99% of our total expenses were for program services and less than 0.1% went to management and administration. Charity Navigator, the premier independent charity evaluator, awarded ICF the highest rating (Four Stars) for exceptional financial health and excellent fiscal management. https://www.facebook.com/ICFaid?ref=aymt_homepage_panel http://twitter.com/#!/ICF_USA

Target demographics:

provide humanitarian aid to desperately poor children and their families throughout the world.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

7 missions in 3 African countries and provided more than $42 million dollars worth of life-saving food, clothing and medicine

Geographic areas served:

West Africa, Haiti and the U.S.

Programs:

We provide food, clothing and medicine and programs that create local skills or capabilities towards self-sufficiency.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful


By the grace of God,I (Rev.Boakai B.Paasewe of the Living Word Rural Ministries) have been partnering with ICF over 8 years .I'm so thankful to God for divinely connecting us with them and empowering us in helping to build schools ,churches, providing safe drinking water,building orphanage and reaching out with shipments of relief items to needy communities and institutions in the city and rural communities.The relief items such as food ,medical supplies,vehicles,clothing, and Christmas gifts are great blessings, transforming lives and building brighter future for thousands of unprivileged rural children and meeting the current needs of Ebola victims' children in communities that have been badly hit by this deadly viral disease.
International Children Fund serves with love, integrity and humility. I am greatly honored to support ICF!

 
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I am writing on behalf of My Brother's Keeper Orphanage ,a charitable non-governmental ,non-profit organization . My name is Ralph Gelego and presently my wife and are share similar burden for children suffering many abuses and even at the extreme of loosing their lives . We The orphanage have enormously receive a true brotherly Love first from INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FUND USA & Germany and a huge supplies that restore life and hope for many children that were affected due to the prolong civil war in war torn Liberia. This west African state left many children ORPHANS and the lack of basic needs . ICFaid is a RESCUE group that deserves been rated a five STAR nonprofit . With icfaid help, lives have become meaningful and human dignity is an accomplishment . MBK is not the only group that is assisted but the poorest of the poor also are also reached with food, blankets , mosquitoes nets, safe drinking water and the list goes on and on............. I therefore nominate icfaid for this award on behalf of My Brother's Keeper Orphanage and the people of the Republic of Liberia .

 
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International Children Fund is making great impact here in Liberia and We the Great Commission Victory Ministries International happens to be one of the volunteer organization of the which the ICF send donated goods to; for distribution.

We are witness of great things that is happening in lives of thousands of people whom benefit from the International Children's Fund donated relief goods. Homes have been feed, people have been clothed; villages, health centers, religious center, institutions as well as children, adult, disable people and the less privilege people have in some way benefited.

International Children's Fund relief goods are send directly to us and then we distribute these goods directly to the beneficiaries. It is more of their concern and care towards us that encourage us to go out and help!

Many God Continue to Bless The International Children's Fund

 
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I have been associated with ICF for almost twenty years now. I have nothing but praise for them. Through them we have supplied quality medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and health facilities even in remote parts of my country. New and better orphanage buildings have been constructed, not to mention food items and clothing supplied to the needy. Currently we have finished drilling an hundred and sixty feet deep well for an orphanage to provide them with good clean water. All I can say is God bless International Children's Fund.

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?

2016

 
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I came in contact with this organisation through its founder in 1999. I have since worked with them in helping to build orphanges and delivering their shipments to needy institutions such as orphanages, rehab centres, hospitals and clinics in cities and remote rural communities of my country and even our national disaster management organisation and MOH in my region. These shipments have come in the form of food, medicines, medical supplies, clothing, vehicles, etc. What an opportunity to work with such faithful and committed servants who make sure you properly account for all donations received and visit to check on your work to see that reports are a true reflection of what is being done on the ground. I would rate them highly and say thumps up all people for ICF.

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

I have no such suggestions

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

 
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This is a very good non profit organization.,They are so companionate and caring about other people. They are doing a great job of helping people in Africa and around the world.,The people I've worked with are so great and hard working .,It is a good organization to get involved in.

 
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The cheery voice of the Founder of International Children's Fund comes over the airwaves of my car radio as I make my highway commute to church each Sunday. He opens the broadcast for the weekly updates about International Children's Fund with the familiar greeting "Good news!!, Good news!!" and then makes every moment count as he dives into the interesting facts and tales of what the organization is up to, who he was meeting with, difficulties being encountered by people of other countries, and what is coming up in the future for ICF and how we can help. He then turns to his co-host and President, and she adds more interesting information about what was happening with the things she is involved with. Their passion is contagious and full of facts and HOPE!!!
I began hearing that they were actually located not too far from me - and I made a promise to myself to stop by to see about how I could make a donation, to meet them if that was possible. This is after all "INTERNATIONAL" Children's Fund....like the people at the top would have time to meet with me - someone who making a donation. This place sounded like such a "well-run machine"! Huge! I was pretty sure meeting them would be out of the question, but one could hope! The day came and I set off to see what one of these places is like. I took with me some things I heard they were looking to send in their next container shipment overseas. I had some school supplies and I wanted to make a donation. I arrived at this enormous brick factory-like building, I pulled into the parking lot, walked up to the door and went toward the office. There was loads and loads of stuff to be packed. I was told their dedicated crew of highly experienced packers could get these containers packed in no time flat and when they finished you'd be lucky to squeeze in an extra piece of paper. Making the most of EVERYTHING was top priority here, by everyone. They are PRO's at making everything count!! They have been at this long enough that nothing at all goes to waste. Incredibly, I got to meet the Founder and the President that day! Unreal!! The timing just happened to be right and they were able to give me a little background of ICF. I learned that the Founder has personally accompanied containers to their destinations. He and the President work directly with the people receiving the donated goods. This is a hard working, dedicated group of folks that does the work of many on a shoestring budget! They have successfully carried this out for many, many years now. I pray you will help this group continue this much needed work of getting supplies, food, medicine, clothing, and goods into the hands of the people that desperately need them!! They have consistently received very very high ratings from Charity Navigator over the years. They are a wonderful charity - please consider helping them to help others.

 
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I was lucky enough to get to know all the good folks involved with this charity and saw myself how all the volunteers worked so hard to load up containers bound for Africa - it was amazing! All the people involved with this wonderful charity give freely of their personal time to ensure that the goods are packed properly and shipped overseas to help those in need. They also showed the local folks in Africa how to dig wells, since water contamination from domestic animals is quite frequent there. They are responsible for providing the poor with mosquito nets so that the spread of malaria can be halted, saving many lives. Yes, this charity is wonderful with the great works that it does for the underprivileged, and the leadership, Dr. Dave Bruenning and Ms. Lori Fulcer are simply amazing people who are totally dedicated to the mission of the charity.

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

No changes. They are doing a marvelous job.

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

Very 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?

2014

 
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I was fortunate enough to get to know Dr. David Bruenning a number of years ago and helped to found his German organization for ICF - a bit later on, I also got to meet volunteers in Neenah that work on behalf of this charity, pro bono. I was able to see how they load up containers bound for Africa - and found them to be amazingly well organized and professional. Lori Fulcer is a wonderful leader and has been Dr. Dave's right hand person for a number of years (of course in addition to his wife Marcy). This is one charity I would heartily recommend to prospective donors - the good that it does in Africa, showing people there how to become self-sufficient, how to dig wells away from domestic animals, building schools for the children, turning a container into a library by putting it on its side, filling it with shelves and books for people to read who would otherwise have no opportunity to do so - simply marvelous acts of charity! Kristiane K, formerly with Mindwize BV, now retired.

 
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ICF started with a committed man who had a vision to help people around the world and it just so happened the Lord spoke to him about Africa.... The rest is history. He has been at it well over 35 years and and with the dedicated volunteers, there is no stopping him until Jesus comes home to take him or we are all carried out in the rapture. I personally have been with the organization for about 20 years.... Wouldn't change a thing!!!!!!

 
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I have been full time volunteering with ICF for over 15 years now and it just seems to get better and better with the new faces that come in to help and certainly the oldies too. First I think, we know the reason we are doing it and then the attutude of the volunteers is amazing as they are asked at times to do some pretty diffucult things. That is where the rubber hits the road on the stick i out attitude comes in. We love what we do and why we do it. It is as simple as that. It is hard to find willing people to have a stick to it attitude when so many other things can be distracting. The "work" cannot get done without the help. Feed the hungry, clothing the naked, giving them, shelter and giving them the Gospel is truly what it is all about. We will burn out and not rust out, is our motto!!!!! PTL

 
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I have been with ICF for over 15 years. I have been to Africa/Haiti with the org. Without sounding predigous, This org is one of the best of its kind! Friendly help. Always have FUN doing what we like to do and the volunteers that come in, are truly the best! We are always changed for the better after leaving the warehouse from doing the work that needs to get done. The joking around with everyone envolved helps us take the edge off and makes everyone feel comfortable while getting the work done. I am truly blessed to be a part of the org. ICF.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I am personally acquainted with the leaders of ICF and can vouch for their great concern and compassion for the peoples of Africa. They see the need and commit to help, by way of driving wells, taking medicine, filling containers with clothing and food, taking mosquito netting, and on and on. They go into ebola and malaria areas of the world to help the most needy without worrying about self safety. ICF is worthy of my support and yours.

 
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Great charity. Dave and crew still sort and load donations and show you what they do with it.
this is one charity that I know keeps the overhead cost low. A true non profit.

 
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