Children International

Rating: 4.52 stars   162 reviews

Address:

2000 E Red Bridge Rd Kansas City MO 64131 USA

Mission:

Children International is a nonprofit worldwide humanitarian organization serving needy children and their families since 1936. Our mission is to help children living in dire poverty. This is accomplished through the generosity of our contributors by providing children with program benefits and services that meet basic needs, enhance their self-esteem and raise their physical and educational levels in a meaningful, lasting way. Our goal is that each child will grow into a healthy, educated and self-reliant adult.

Results:

We currently aid more than 340,000 children and their families in 11 countries, including the United States.

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1-800-888-3089
http://www.children.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING A CHILD FOR MORE THAN 5 YEAR, AND IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE KNOWING THAT I CAN HELP OTHERS IN THEIR NEED.
HELPING IS THE BEST WE CAN DO!!!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

this was a great experience and i hope to anyone who does it has a great time like i did with the letters and photo updates knowing you are helping someone in need

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Like most people on this one particular day in downtown Seattle, i was in a rush. For me it was a rush to get to work on time. At first i was hesitant to talk to the guy on the street with the clipboard asking if i wanted to sponsor a child overseas. But being a guy who's interested in foreign cultures, i stopped for a few minutes. Then chatted with the guy and decided to sponsor a child in The Philippines. So here i am nearly 5 years later and i can tell you it's worth it and not just monetarily but spiritually. Even if you can only sponsor a child for 2 years it's worth it. Just in the time that i sponsored my child, i saw him go from a young boy to nearly a young man starting his first year of college. It's nice to know i could help him in some way for a while even though i have a small income myself.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been quite happy in the short time that I've been sponsoring with Children International. I've received two letters from my sponsored child in DR. And the staff always seems willing to help me out if I have any questions. Though that's rare, they always come through. I've been encouraged to visit the child and I've been made aware of ways to look up the work they're doing by either requesting information directly from them, going to this website and others including BBB.org

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The best experience I have ever had.
The best experience I have ever had.

 
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Estoy agradecido con Dios por haber puesto en mi camino esta maravillosa institucion, Children International. Me da mucho gusto ver los logros que tienen constantemente a nivel mundial y la creciente cantidad de niƱos a quienes ayudan

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Over a period of 25 years, we've sponsored children through Children International. We always looked forward to receiving personal letters from our child along with an updated picture. We always received them on a regular basis, plus a letter explaining what our gift monies were spent on (birthdays, holidays etc.) Having a sponsored child helped us to be more aware of happenings around the world and it also helped the world to seem like a smaller place. We are all connected to each other. Very positive experience the entire time.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have to say that my experience with this org has been frustrating and uninformative. I was sponsoring a child in the us and to date I have no idea how my money is been used or how the child is doing. I am unclear how much of my money is going to fund the large apparatus and complex website that the org seems to have, and I have never received an answer as to how specifically my money is being used to help the child engage in various programs, or what those programs even are.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I was sponsoring my child for 11 years, from aged 8 until she left the program just last month aged 19. It was a very emotional journey and even more so for meeting my child, a few months into my sponsorship. That experience totally changed my life and made me a better person, and all of the money through those 11 years of sponsorship were worth every penny for that experience alone. Nothing can prepare you for the joy and emotion of sponsoring a child, and I implore anyone who can afford that little extra to do so. It also changes the life of that little girl or boy in ways you cannot begin to imagine, and the happiness it brings to them and their family is irreplaceable. There are so many things I could say but there are no words to truly express the feelings involved in such an experience. It is a magical journey from start to finish... but there is no real ending because those memories stay in your heart forever!

 
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6 people found this review helpful

I have been sponsoring Dorisel for 7 years, and wanted to learn more about her family, their true living conditions, and her. The local representative sent photos of their home. I then asked what would be the most important improvement she and her family would like to have made. A more private and sanitary bathroom and shower enclosure was the answer. Children International proceeded to develop a plan and cost. As a General Contractor, the number came back as reasonable, not very detailed, but I trusted them. At the end of the project, a full report was sent to me with a detailed cost breakdown, and a complete set of photos of the finished product with the family guiding a tour. A wash basin and water storage was included that I didn't realize was in the plan. It was terrific to see such a great addition to their lives. They even brought the project under budget, and were able to purchase cleaning products for the family with the extra $68. Who could ask for a better, more caring, and trusted partner as Children International. They far exceeded my expectations. I look forward to further projects in the future.

 
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