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Causes: Health, Health Support, Surgical Specialties

Mission: Mending Kids provides surgical care to children in the United States and in developing countries by deploying surgical teams, utilizing partnerships to complete in-country surgeries and by transporting complex patient cases to the United States for world renowned treatment.

Results: Since 2006, Mending Kids has mended the lives of thousands of children around the world.

Target demographics: provide surgical care to children in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: 501 kids with 560 surgical procedures

Geographic areas served: 54 countries including the U.S.

Programs: U.S. Surgeries, International Surgeries, Surgical Missions, and Hometown Mission

Community Stories

54 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Craig Griffin

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mending Kids International are the most amazing, inspirational, dedicated & compassionate team of professionals committed to healing, saving and positively changing the lives of kids all over the world. MKI are love and empathy personified. The incredible work they do constantly leaves me in awe of each and every one of them and they are supported by a great group of supporters, fundraisers and volunteers. Bless Mending Kids International...

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege of going on several missions with MKI and I also hosted a Mending Kids sponsored child that came to USA to have heart surgery. I have been able to see first hand how MKI can positively transform a chid's life. The medical teams that volunteer for MKI are beyond amazing, talented, and inspiring. I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of seeing first hand just how wonderful Mending Kids International is. From my first encounter with the foundation, I just knew that somehow, I had to be a part of it. The Home town mission was where I got to "dip my toe" and see just how thoughtful, organized, and dedicated this group is. I couldn't wait to go on my mission! I was lucky enough to accompany them to China and Mongolia and see the difference that MKI makes. Not only for the children and families, but for the medical personnel and for us, the volunteers. As corny as it sounds, my life was changed. I'm a wife, a mother, a hard worker...little did I know that this small role that I played in their truly LIFE SAVING mission, would save me.

Rod G.

Donor

Rating: 5

All you need to do is look at the smiles on the faces of the children after they get their surgeries from MKI. Truly inspiring. Marcelle and her staff are as talented as they are dedicated.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've witnessed the life changing surgeries Mending Kids provide to so many children all over the world. Hope. Love. Mend

Donor

Rating: 5

Mending Kids is a great organization! I appreciate the work they do for kids, and think the staff and volunteers are great people working towards a great cause!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer I look for charities that help children and Mending Kids does that in BIG way. Children that may be cast away in some countries now have a chance to live a good life. MK reaches out in so many ways they are able to help more and more children. There is no better reward than to see a child smile, that once could not, or walk, or go out in public with their head held high. I am always looking for the next opportunity to help children and I have found it here.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wow, that's about all I can say. After having the honor of participating in several missions with Mending Kids, I feel humbled and thankful to be part of a mission team and group that does so much for so many kids throughout the world. From the top flight mission coordination team, to the local volunteers, no end is left loose, and the missions run beautifully. My hat is off to the Mending Kids team for taking such good care of so many kids!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I can only say the most outstanding things about MKI! I am a academic pediatric surgeon who has worked with MKI for several years. This group excels far beyond what most NGOs can do-they recognize high-impact ways to most help children in need, they link well with other organizations such as universities and local clinician to find common goals, and they are extremely cost-efficient with their donor dollars. They have immense foresight into gaps in global surgical care, and find creative ways to engage their donors with these innovative programs. GO MKI!

Donor

Rating: 5

Mending Kids is a wonderful organization with a meaningful mission. Volunteering with them for special events and on a mission to Guatemala, you can feel the passion for the work, and the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make everything run smoothly. I have so much respect for Mending Kids!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for different non-profit organizations for overseas surgical missions for over 10 years. None come close to the efficiency and reach of Mending Kids. Excellent and committed staff, efficient allocation of resources, and a commitment to go anywhere there is a child in need. Mending Kids is my main go-to organization when it comes to medical missions.