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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adoption, Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, International, International Development, International Relief

Mission: Pearl S. Buck International provides opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, builds better lives for children around the globe and promotes the legacy of our founder by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark home.

Target demographics: Build a global community

Direct beneficiaries per year: 66,000 international families and 21,000 local program participants and visitors

Geographic areas served: Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, China, Taiwan, United States

Programs: International programs for children, educational and multicultural programs at the Pearl S. Buck House Museum and National Historic Landmark Site

Community Stories

44 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I have nothing but good things to say about Pearl S. Buck International. I have visited several times, and I am always impressed by the organization's dedication to the memory of Pearl S. Buck, to keeping her words and values alive. In continuing Pearl's mission of helping the underprivileged children of the world, they are truly doing their part to make this world a better and more humane place for all of us. I am sponsoring a child in a Vietnamese orphanage, and it brings me joy to see her flourish under the program.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PSBI continues to fulfill Ms. Buck's legacy by providing support for children adopted through Welcome House (and their parents), sponsorship of children in need, and educational programs. Funding continues to be a major need. Additional stable funding sources would be beneficial.

2 Michael401

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited the Pearl S Buck’s house in Pennsylvania and was struck by the passion she had for the plight of children around the world. Through her novels she gave a voice to millions of peasants in China and reminded readers of their humanity. The volunteers at the house impressed upon the visitors the importance of preserving the history and legacy of Pearl S Buck. This legacy continues through her charitable foundation, Pearl S Buck International, which helps children across Eastern Asia get access to vital services like education.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited PSB estate in 2015 and was amazed by how beautiful her house is, as a writer, she has an extensive collection of first edition books! All the people I have encountered at PSB are extremely warm and kind, even though I could only volunteer remotely, they would still welcome me to as many discussions as possible. I told Janet Mintzer I grew up in Suzhou, Anhui, where PSB lived for a few years, Janet sent me a photo she took of the PSB museum in China! People who have heard of PSB probably only know her as a writer, a Pulitzer prize winner, what they don't know is that there is a philanthropic organization under her name fighting better lives for children less fortunate around the world. It is difficult to run a nonprofit and raise the awareness of its mission and vision, but I believe PSB is continuously improving and achieving its goals.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer here, I find inspiration every day from the people who visit, work and volunteer here as well as from the story of Pearl Buck and the work that she did to fight injustice around the world and at home. She was a woman ahead of her time and her work continues here at Pearl S. Buck International.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer here at Pearl S. Buck International for more than 12 years. I enjoy meeting the visitors and other volunteers who come to the gift shop and for tours. It means so much to know that I am helping to share and promote the legacy of Pearl S. Buck, a truly amazing woman.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Can you go wrong by helping an organization which benefits children? The story of Pearl Buck lives on in her ongoing legacy of building bridges across oceans.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

Pearl S. Buck International has a long history of working to deliver education, health and welfare support to disadvantaged children in many Asian countries, while leveraging the legacy of Pearl S. Buck in teaching the values and importance of cultural diversity.

In my long affiliation with Pearl S. Buck International, I have had the opportunity to travel to several Asian countries to see first hand, the very poor living conditions and the significant impacts that the PSBI programs make there. As a child sponsor, I am humbled by the frequent letters I receive from the children I support through the PSBI sponsorship programs, and have watched over time how they have progressed and prospered.

The team at PSBI, in working to preserve the legacy of Pearl Buck, has touched thousands of lives and continues to do so on very thin budgets. The mission of PSBI continues to help to build bridges between the East and West, helping generations of children reach their dreams.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege and pleasure to be associated with the team at Pearl S. Buck International for almost 10 years now, in a variety of volunteer capacities. This organization consistently demonstrates passion, professionalism and the highest integrity in serving the needs of disadvantaged children in the US and abroad, while continuing to promote important messages related to cultural sensitivity and equality originally espoused by Pearl S. Buck. This is a very deserving organization with solid leadership and vision.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pearl S. Buck International, Inc. is a wonderful organizations that does great things to help promote tolerance worldwide, They have a museum which celebrates the life and work of Pearl Buck. They have a large contingent of dedicated volunteers. I have been to the house, gift shop, Holiday sale, and annual fundraier.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lovely setting and lovely people. Tours of the famous writer's house are an eye opener to all she did for the less privileged, and visitors learn her story as they walk through the rooms where she lived with her husband and children. There is always something going on there, from writing classes to kid's camps to high school leadership programs. A fabulous gift shop isrun entirely by volunteers dedicated to Pearl S. Buck's mission of helping disadvantaged children.