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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(323) 980-9870
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Rating: 5 stars  

Help the Children is incredibly effective in bringing needed resources to those most in need. They have a long track record of integrity as they have responsibly leveraged the resources entrusted to their distribution, so that it provides the greatest benefit to those most vulnerable in our society... The children.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

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Rating: 2 stars  

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I have contributed to Help the Children over the years. Today 6-7-11, I received a packet from MilitaryFamily Assistance Pak containing two personalized photo albums and more return address lables than I will use all year. A letter therein said they hadn't heard from me in a long time and wondered why I haven't contributed to their organization lately. In checking my records, I find I have sent a donation each of the first three months of this year. The amounts are not great, but I have other charities to support as well.
One thing I do not approve of is being sent items I don't need and didn't request. I am unaware what it costs to maket these "gifts" and mail them, but whatever the cost, I don't lile my donations to help a child being spent on such junk.
Inasmuch as I have charities with a much greater need for my donations to help our returning disabled military personel, I am returning your packet with its contents and asking you to remove my name from your mailing list.
Sincerely,
Elmer A. Omohundro Jr.

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

alter its policy to prohibit mailing gifts to doners exceeding an occassional return address lable.

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