Help the Children

Rating: 4.5 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Human Services, International

Location: 5600 Rickenbacker Road, Building 1B Bell CA 90201 USA

Mission: Help the Children is a Christian nonprofit humanitarian relief organization dedicated to help alleviate the suffering of children and their families throughout the United States and around the world. Help the Children's mission is to provide increased self sufficiency by providing food, clothing, personal care items and medical supplies without regard to political affiliation, religious belief, or ethnic identity. Internationally: Help the Children is committed to serving a wide variety of people in diverse cultural and economic settings, who suffer emotional, spiritual and physical needs which result from conditions beyond their personal control.
Results: We faithfully feed children everyday across the United States and around the world. Our latest adventure is the completion of the hospital in Northern Guatemala. This hospital has 20 beds for overnight accommodations for treatment and follow up. We have a OBGYN room, pediatrics room, and three dental rooms. To read more about what we have done and are still doing, visit our website: www.helpthechildren.org.
Programs: Food Program: Our major concern is to meet the needs of the homeless and low-income families throughout the inner cities of America. Each week, we distribute 350,000 pounds of food products to more than 650 qualified distribution centers. The success of this program is due to the generosity of growers, food manufactures and bakeries that willingly donate their surplus goods. Medical Missions: We send doctors and dentist to provide treatment at free clinics throughout the world. Our goal is to provide medical and dental treatment to third world countries where such treatment is not readily available. Military Family Assistance Program: We we distribute our CARE-BOXES to military families who loved ones are fighting for our security. Spring Outreach Program: We helped provide over 25,000 pounds of turkeys and other food items and more than 50,000 toys on Easter Sunday in Los Angeles. Christmas program: HTC distributed over 15,000 toys to needy children along with their parents from the inner city who attended our Christmas parties. In addition, we distributed over 150,000 toys through our distribution centers throughout the Southern United States this past Christmas.
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Rating: 5 stars  

This ministry has blessed and relieved countless broken and hopeless lives. The staff and volunteers work compassionately and tirelessly to spread God's mercy, love, and messege of hope. They expertly and courageously send food, diasaster supplies, and medical relief globally. I have never known another ministry with such integrity and character. God Bless You Help The Children! Thank you for being the loving arms and helping hand to those we cannot serve on our own.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

During 2008, at he age of 43, I found myself out-of-work, and wondering what is next. For the first time in my life, I felt alone even though I had a family of my own.

God works in mysterious ways and I can prove it. At the age of 43, I had my second child (Healthy, smart, and beautiful.)

In the name of God, Roger and Roxana Presgrove gave me a chance to help others who needed support. In addition, I was able to help this wonderful organization by providing support, time, talent, and commitment to our synergy.

Thank you for the opportunity!

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

Recruit more people who believe in Help the Children.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been to the volunteer days at their warehouse and have also assisted withs the golf tournaments in the past. It has been truly my pleasure to be a part of both of events. The volunteer days are the best, where upon arrival, you are met by Roger and his staff, who tell you about CNI, what they've done, and what you would be doing that day. You put together care boxes that are then used for relief where it is needed. The inner city, foreign countries, disaster areas, etc. It really hits home that you are personally doing something that will benefit people in need. It makes you feel good. I try to take people who don't know about the organization, but have a heart to do voluntary work like this so they can
a. see for themselves firsthand how an organization like this operates
b. see that CNI is truly a great organization
c. that the love of Christ does exist in the world, and that Christians are just regular people too.

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

being a volunteer.

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

get a bigger warehouse for them

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I don't think there is anything that anyone could do to make the experience better.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It's always an uplifting experience when you go do a volunteer day, and it's only for a couple of hours.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Help the Children/Children's Network Int. reflects the characteristics of the founder, Roger Presgrove. Roger has a true heart for those in need and for reaching them with the love of God. He's very humble and reliant on the generosity and work of volunteers to accomplish the mission. You can be assured that there is a great focus on minimizing the overhead to have the highest direct flow through of resources to the people in need. This is truly an outstanding organization.

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

years of familiarity with the efforts and true loving heart for helping children and families that this charity embodies.

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

get the word out to more people about this efficient and respectable organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Help the Children has been very great with all of the contributions that they have done throughout the years. I volunteered many years and every year I was very impressed with the amount of quality work they do daily. You see with all of the donations they receive they improve the quality of life of millions of people and they help with all of the disaters that happen. They always send help to various emergency disasters within the United States and in other countries. You see even today they are building a children's hospital in Guatemala (helping the poor families in Guatemala). Help the Children is a great organization and as a volunteer I can testify that they make a positive difference in people's life

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

Projects that were made.

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

Not make any changes because they try to do the best work they can.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have supported Children's Network International for many years. What excites me the most about this organization is, they stretch they their resources to the max to reach so many

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

The many small churches that come to their facility each week, for food for their needy

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

Would not change anything but continue to encourage them

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Rating: 1 stars  

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This is also the Military Family Assistance Paks. I sent them money in March 2011. In early May 2011, I got a letter filled with trinkets and address labels and was chastised for not having contributed to thier mission in quite a while! The opening to thier letter said, "I'm going to be perfectly honest with you: I've sent you these gifts- a keychain, address labels, seals & a notepad- because you haven't contributed to our mission in quite some time." I never committed to a monthly donation and certainly did not order any key chains, note pads and address labels. In fact, I am sick to death of getting address labels from every Tom, Dick & Harry. I am UNIMPRESSED by this organization's tactics. I have told them to take me off their mailing list.

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

I haven't.

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

Learn how to treat potenial contributors.

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