Love Without Boundaries Foundation

Rating: 4.99 stars   85 reviews

Address:

3600 NW 138th St, Suite 102 Oklahoma City OK 73134 USA

Mission:

To transform the lives of orphaned and impoverished children by providing hope and healing.

Results:

Some of our recent accomplishments include: * LWB opened another healing homes this year, in addition to the two provincial healing homes in Anhui province for medically fragile children. The Loving ARMs (Anal Rectal Malformation) Healing Home opened in September. Our healing homes provide medical care to fragile abandoned babies. * We continue to pursue new opportunities for foster care. These programs served over 300 children in 2014. LWB has local managers on site in every foster care community who check on the progress of the children in their foster homes every month. * LWB held another special education teacher training in June 2015, this year on site at its Believe in Me schools. All Believe In Me teachers and managers, as well as team members from partner organizations, were invited to attend. The on-site training allowed direct evaluation of the children and suggestions for accommodations to support and enhance learning. * We provide educational assistance to orphaned and impoverished children in China. We continued our orphanage school programs in Jinjiang, Huainan, Changzhi, and Shaoguan and two new schools in Gansu. Our Believe in Me schools, located inside social welfare institutions in China, teach math, art, music, Chinese, English, and science through a Montessori based method. In 2015, we continued to include a nutritional component as well, providing a healthy daily snack to all the orphaned children in our schools, and a safe dental program (Lifetime of Smiles). * LWB’s medical program continues to provide surgeries to babies abandoned with conditions such as cleft lip, spinal tumors, anal atresia, congenital heart defects, and more. The majority of our surgeries are performed at Fudan University in Shanghai and Anhui Children’s Hospital in Hefei. Our program for impoverished children provides heart surgeries, and we are expanding services in other locations across China. Additionally, our Cleft Initiative continues to bring educational materials and bottles to families of cleft-affected children throughout China by partnering with maternity hospitals. In the spring of 2015, LWB held a cleft medical exchange, a partnership between western and Chinese surgeons in pursuit of the development of best practices. * Our nutrition program is helping to provide much needed formula, cereal and nutritious snacks to children of all ages in LWB programs. We help provide specialized baby formula to children with issues such as prematurity and milk allergies.

Target demographics:

Orphaned and impoverished children

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Hundreds of children through our programs located throughout mainland China.

Geographic areas served:

China

Programs:

LWB has four main focus areas: healing, education, foster care and nutrition.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I currently volunteer here and have seen first hand how much love and work are provided for these children. Each child is cared for individually and advocated for to the furthest extent possible. All the work is done from the genuine care and concern from everyone's hearts and it is evident in the quality of programs and care provided for the children. LWB not only works with orphans but are dedicated to helping prevent orphans through their Unity Initiative and also for children left behind from working parents. It speaks volumes to the depths of the love from this organization for the children.

 
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I have seen their work on the ground in China, adopted a child that benefitted from their work, and now volunteer because I know that they make a difference. Great team of mostly volunteers that make a high impact for each dollar used.

 
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One of the qualities of LWB that helped me choose to sponsor a child was the low overhead costs and volunteer workforce. When I actually visited one of the LWB healing homes, I came home and immediately applied to volunteer for them since I saw what a tangible difference LWB care makes in the lives of orphans in China. We now have adopted our daughter who benefitted from LWB care and I now have personal experience all around that LWB really lives their motto, "Every Child Counts."

 
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Love Without Boindaries is run by volunteers. Not even the founder or CEO take a salary or payment of any kind. Entirely through donations and volunteer work, they are able to help orphans in China get healthy enough for surgery, get life-saving surgery, get well post surgery, and move into wonderful foster care with real village and city families. They also provide "Believe In Me" schools in orphanages for children with visible special needs or disabilities that prevent them from attending regular school. And in the last few years a growing program called "Unity" allows donors to fund surgeries for children still in their families, so that families can remain together - families that may have otherwise had no choice but to abandon their child so that the child's life could be saved, as they simply do not have the money to pay for surgery or care. Love Without Boundaries is the real deal and I feel lucky to play a small role in all this charity accomplishes.

 
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Thank you for the positive review! We do want to clarify though, that LWB at the current time has 169 volunteers helping to run programs in addition to a small team of paid staff in both the US and China.

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2 people found this review helpful

I am a volunteer of the LWB. I came from China and knowing the huge needs of the orphaned children to get help to have a better life and better opportunities.
In China, most orphaned children are not only having challenges to stay alive but also are disabled and have physical and psychological difficulties. There also are some children who are not orphaned but have sever diseases which require money to get treatment, but their parents are too poor to get the proper treatment they need.
Love without boundaries foundation not only help the children in the orphanage, but also help children in poor families to get the care they need: medical care, education needs, nutrition needs and the materials for their daily living.
Love without boundaries foundation are not only help children but also help the children’s parents if there were need and all the volunteers are working hard and doing their best to help those they need.
Most of the volunteers are not Chinese and some of them may not even know much about China but we all are working together to help as much as we can to change the Chinese orphanage children’s life.
I love this foundation because the whole organization’s unconditional love to the children and their work. Volunteering in love without boundaries foundation really can make huge deference of those children’s life!I am proud of being part of it!
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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?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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2 people found this review helpful

LWB saved my daughter's life 6 years ago and they continue to do life saving, life changing work throughout China. They are committed to helping as many children as possible in China. They are primarily staffed by volunteers so their overhead costs are low. It's an amazing charity!

 
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I first became acquainted with Love WIthout Boundaries when I discovered they funded much needed heart surgery for my daughter when she was an infant living in an orphanage in China. This organization's commitment to helping children in China, both those with families and without, is truly impressive. I am proud to now work as a volunteer with them. There are very few paid staff in the organization, so that more of the donation money can help the children it is intended for. I don't have words for how grateful I am that they helped save my daughter's life.

 
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I have seen first hand the difference that LWB is making in the lives of many children, and I can't say enough good things about them. Their work is life giving, life changing and life saving. Every child counts!

 
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I have been a volunteer for Love Without Boundaries for several years, and still every day I am touched by the passion and caring that each volunteer demonstrates for every single child that comes into one of our programs.

 
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The work Love Without Boundaries is doing is inspirational. The lives they touch priceless and uncountable. From the children in their programs to the foster parents, from the doctors on cleft exchanges to the parents who adopt a child that otherwise may have died from a complicated heart defect they are reaching out with compassion and often what appears to be emotions raw from the loses.

They have several educational programs that are changing children's lives. I know of at least two orphans in recent weeks who passed college/university entrance exams because of the work LWB does. They help children in preschool all the way through college. Many of these children would not have had educational opportunities without them because of being orphaned or because of poverty. They provide funding for orphans and rural children, and they provide training for teachers.

The people of this organization are what make it so great. They are changing the world one child at a time.

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

I see the results every time I get a newsletter or a progress report. I see the results every day when I visit their website and blog to get my daily dose of LWB.

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

I don't know that there is anything I would change. I wish more children could be a part of their programs.

 
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I have been volunteering for Love Without Boundaries for 5 years. The oversight, the dedication volunteer feels to the children and the fact that almost all of each donation goes to the children makes this a truly great charity. I am proud of being associated with them. My younger daughter was served by medical, foster care, and education and it made such a difference in her health and her adjustment.

 
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I am a foster care and education coordinator for Anhui Province. I track monthly developmental progress of the children and make sure they are on target. If they aren't, I make suggestions to help them make progress. I also track quarterly education reports to ensure that the school-aged children in my foster care program are making strides in their intellectual development. It is a privilege to work for the children and to watch them grow (and then be adopted!).

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I began sponsoring a child through Love Without Boundaries. We received updates of the little girl in education so we could see her development. When an opportunity opened to volunteer for Love Without Boundaries, I jumped at it. Love Without Boundaries provides medical care, education, and foster care for children in child, but each team works with the others to ensure the whole child's needs are considered. When many of the children in the foster care program which I coordinate became preschool aged, Love Without Boundaries found a way to send them to school. Love Without Boundaries provides the head start for children in China that I wish my own daughter had in her early years.

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

Finding a solution to the issue of children in need of schooling. Many children were reaching preschool age and Love Without Boundaries found a way to send the children to school.

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

I would make no changes. This organization is top notch from both a sponsor's perspective and a volunteer's perspective.

 
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By far the most rewarding volunteer experience of my university career so far. Such a tight-knit group of wonderful volunteers whose love and compassion for the kids shines through in everything they do. I love seeing updates of children who have been helped through our programs.

 
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After working with Love Without Boundaries for over 2 years now I must say that I have been very impressed with the level of dedication, love, care and passion it takes to run an organization of this size and impact. Everyone involved from the Board to the Director to the China Staff and to the Volunteer Base has a strong level of commitment to these deserving children. There is a common goal that each person shares and it is to better the lives of every child that LWB comes into contact with, whether the child is a part of the program or not. Love Without Boundaries welcomes new ideas from it's support community and embraces change very easily. It has and will continue to be a pleasure and inspiration to volunteer with LWB. They are honest, ethical and passionate.

 
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