LOVE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.99 stars   76 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Health, Human Services, International

Location: 306 S. Bryant, Suite C-145 Edmond OK 73034 USA

Mission: To transform the lives of orphaned and impoverished children by providing hope and healing.
Results: Some of our recent accomplishments include: *opening four specialized healing homes in China dedicated to babies abandoned with medical needs. *supporting foster care in 19 Chinese cities *providing life changing surgery for over 1800 children; *sending international medical teams to China to provide cleft surgery *providing supplemental nutrition to orphaned infants *creating and supporting education programs for over 300 children per year, from kindergarten to college *writing and publishing a Manual of Special Needs, and conducting provincial wide trainings to help orphanages throughout China better care for children with medical needs *providing supplies (e.g. safe cribs, cleft bottles, and baby bouncers) to orphans in over 200 institutions * launching our Unity Fund to assist poor, rural families whose children require major medical care.
Target demographics: Orphaned and impoverished children in China.
Geographic areas served: China
Programs: LWB has five main program areas: medical, education, foster care, healing homes, and nutrition/orphanage assistance.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Enjoy the website and the pics of the children as well as their stories. My own beautiful daughter (from Wuhan, Hubei) is now 17.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've viewed the results of the heart surgeries in the pictures.

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

I would give it lots more donors as well as a foundation to secure its future.

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I have been a volunteer for Love Without Boundaries for several years, and still every day I am touched by the passion and caring that each volunteer demonstrates for every single child that comes into one of our programs.

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The work Love Without Boundaries is doing is inspirational. The lives they touch priceless and uncountable. From the children in their programs to the foster parents, from the doctors on cleft exchanges to the parents who adopt a child that otherwise may have died from a complicated heart defect they are reaching out with compassion and often what appears to be emotions raw from the loses.

They have several educational programs that are changing children's lives. I know of at least two orphans in recent weeks who passed college/university entrance exams because of the work LWB does. They help children in preschool all the way through college. Many of these children would not have had educational opportunities without them because of being orphaned or because of poverty. They provide funding for orphans and rural children, and they provide training for teachers.

The people of this organization are what make it so great. They are changing the world one child at a time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I see the results every time I get a newsletter or a progress report. I see the results every day when I visit their website and blog to get my daily dose of LWB.

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

I don't know that there is anything I would change. I wish more children could be a part of their programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adore the work LWB does in China - from medical surgeries to foster care to education to their Unity Fund. They are the first foundation I turn to when I am looking to donate because I always know the money is going directly to the children through their strong programs on the ground in China and because i get updated with colorful reports on the children and programs we have donated to. Top notch foundation!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have sponsored children in LWB's medical, healing homes and foster care programs and are always so pleased to see that LWB utilizes our donation to directly help the children. This organization is a world-wide network of volunteers who desire to help orphans in China and donate all of their time and work. LWB's communication with sponsors is frequent and includes photos of the children that clearly show their progress, be it from surgical intervention or the loving arms of a foster family. Recommend highly!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing that my donation made a difference in the life of an orphan in China thorough cleft lip and palate surgery and providing a foster family to develop and grow in a family environment instead of an orphanage.

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

keep it just as it is, working incredibly well to meet their mission statement.

Was your donation impactful?

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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?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering for Love Without Boundaries for 5 years. The oversight, the dedication volunteer feels to the children and the fact that almost all of each donation goes to the children makes this a truly great charity. I am proud of being associated with them. My younger daughter was served by medical, foster care, and education and it made such a difference in her health and her adjustment.

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I am a foster care and education coordinator for Anhui Province. I track monthly developmental progress of the children and make sure they are on target. If they aren't, I make suggestions to help them make progress. I also track quarterly education reports to ensure that the school-aged children in my foster care program are making strides in their intellectual development. It is a privilege to work for the children and to watch them grow (and then be adopted!).

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I began sponsoring a child through Love Without Boundaries. We received updates of the little girl in education so we could see her development. When an opportunity opened to volunteer for Love Without Boundaries, I jumped at it. Love Without Boundaries provides medical care, education, and foster care for children in child, but each team works with the others to ensure the whole child's needs are considered. When many of the children in the foster care program which I coordinate became preschool aged, Love Without Boundaries found a way to send them to school. Love Without Boundaries provides the head start for children in China that I wish my own daughter had in her early years.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Finding a solution to the issue of children in need of schooling. Many children were reaching preschool age and Love Without Boundaries found a way to send the children to school.

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

I would make no changes. This organization is top notch from both a sponsor's perspective and a volunteer's perspective.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first became acquainted with Love WIthout Boundaries when I discovered they funded much needed heart surgery for my daughter when she was an infant living in an orphanage in China. This organization's commitment to helping children in China, both those with families and without, is truly impressive. I am proud to now work as a volunteer with them. There are very few paid staff in the organization, so that more of the donation money can help the children it is intended for. I don't have words for how grateful I am that they helped save my daughter's life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

By far the most rewarding volunteer experience of my university career so far. Such a tight-knit group of wonderful volunteers whose love and compassion for the kids shines through in everything they do. I love seeing updates of children who have been helped through our programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

After working with Love Without Boundaries for over 2 years now I must say that I have been very impressed with the level of dedication, love, care and passion it takes to run an organization of this size and impact. Everyone involved from the Board to the Director to the China Staff and to the Volunteer Base has a strong level of commitment to these deserving children. There is a common goal that each person shares and it is to better the lives of every child that LWB comes into contact with, whether the child is a part of the program or not. Love Without Boundaries welcomes new ideas from it's support community and embraces change very easily. It has and will continue to be a pleasure and inspiration to volunteer with LWB. They are honest, ethical and passionate.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I sponsor a little boy in a healing home. The monthly updates I get are OUTSTANDING. There are so many great photos and such great information about this little boy. I love seeing how much he grows each month and what new things he can do. I love seeing how his personality is developing. I have sponsored children in other programs and there reports and updates are lacking so much. LWB just does a great job overall. Love this charity and all they do to help the Orphans in China.

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LWB took in my very sick little boy. They helped him get healthy enough for surgery. It took a long time because he was very ill but they never gave up. He received his cleft lip repair surgery in China and LWB took care of him until he was healed. They then placed him in a loving foster home. There he was loved and cared for until I could bring him home. After this I started donating to this amazing program so other children could get the same love and care my son received. LWB saved my sons life I will forever be thankful.

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

None their wonderful.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

One of the qualities of LWB that helped me choose to sponsor a child was the low overhead costs and volunteer workforce. When I actually visited one of the LWB healing homes, I came home and immediately applied to volunteer for them since I saw what a tangible difference LWB care makes in the lives of orphans in China. We now have adopted our daughter who benefitted from LWB care and I now have personal experience all around that LWB really lives their motto, "Every Child Counts."

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an amazing organization of people world-wide pouring their hearts and time into helping orphaned and impoverished children in China. Inside and outside, this organization shines with the love, care, and enthusiasm that its members bring each day. I have been involved with Love Without Boundaries as a donor and volunteer for several years and feel honored to be part of such a life-changing organization.

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