June 25, 2008
The Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF) serves among the most poor and at risk children in Cambodia. Started by Scott Neeson, a former Executive at Sony Pictures, CCF works with the children living on and working at the municipal dumpsite outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse and pedophilia are some of the problems many of the children face on a daily basis. I have visited the dumpsite several times with Scott and we usually follow up at one of his several safe homes for the children. The transformation of the children's lives is so dramatic -- almost everyone I've sent there has either gotten involved or made a donation. The children learn Khmer, English, computer skills and receive vocational training in addition to going to public school. They also receive free medical and dental care. I now sponsor one of the little girls at CCF and have encouraged my investment firm, Sterling Stamos Capital Management, to provide annual funding as part of our corporate giving program.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the dramatic emotional impact of witnessing the transformation of the children's lives.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Committed, passionate, loving and tolerant
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Donor & provided personal and corporate funding, have directed other donors to the program and have linked CCF up with other NGOs in the region.