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Children International
September 4, 2013

I have sponsored with Children International since 2005. I've sponsored 8 children, mostly from Central America. The experience has been fantastic. Most charities take your money and your next contact is the junk mail. With Children International, the size of the relationship is in your control. The small monthly expense is a minor part of the potential experience.

Immediately, you begin a letter and photo exchange. You begin to know your child and her family. You can ask that CI do an assessment of the family's needs. If you wish, you can give the family additional help, such as beds, building materials, plumbing, or just a trip to the grocery store. You can also work with CI to ensure that your child receives a proper education. You fill in the missing pieces that kids in the developed world take for granted, such as food and school. You can provide them with their best opportunity in life. And my experience is that they drink it up. They know the value of what you are offering and they appreciate it so much..

I have a continuing relationship with two of my CI graduates. One is in a University Business Administration program, and the other is finishing her second year in a four year Registered Nursing program. I'm very proud of each of my kids.

Starting sponsoring through CI was honestly the best decision I've ever made. It's enriched my life as much as my kid's lives. Directly giving back to one person is what I needed. And it's probably the only shot this kid will have. And the staff at CI is top notch. They make it easy and guide you through everything. I can't recommend this charity more highly.

Ways to make it better...

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

Not a thing.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Donor

Children International
October 22, 2011

I've come to sponsor 8 kids. CI has worked with me to develop great relationships with them. They go to their homes and find their needs. They help them into schools. They work with contractors to improve their homes. They work with utilities to keep their electricity on. They take them to the dentist and eye doctor. They do whatever I request of them. They're great.

To those obsessed with the CEO's income, Dante Dante defined Envy as "a desire to deprive other men of theirs." Envy can be directly related to the Ten Commandments, specifically "Neither shall you desire... anything that belongs to your neighbour". Aquinas described envy as "sorrow for another's good". I suggest you get a life and stop hating others for what have failed to accomplish.

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

They've developed my sponsored kids wonderfully. Some of my kids are now going to college. They saved these kids.

Ways to make it better...

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

Make the correspondence digital.

More feedback

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

MY ROLE:
Donor & I'm a sponsor of 8 kids.

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