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October 29, 2013

Our family became sponsors ten years ago when we were introduced to CFCA during an outreach at our church. We have watched Miguel grow from a shy, sickly, sad, little boy of 5 into a dynamic, healthy, studious, motivated, young man of 15 who is devoted to his family and is an active participant in his school and community.
CFCA has exceeded our expectations from the start. We were inspired by the amount of effort the staff takes in writing letters for the children that are too young to do so themselves, the individual attention each family gets and the respect and dignity that is afforded the families and their communities. Anytime we have a question or a special request we have been greeted with enthusiasm and professionalism in every way. As this was our tenth year sponsoring Miguel and his 15th birthday we wanted to coordinate a very special gift for him. CFCA staff in the USA worked with Miguel's sub project in Guatemala and the gift was arranged !! I love the changes to the CFCA website over the years. The newest feature of being able to write your sponsored child or adult and include a photograph through an E-letter is fantastic. I particularly enjoy the newsletter we receive with stories and updates from CFCA communities around the globe. I am amazed at how CFCA manages donations and is able to provide so many resources and opportunities to the families they serve in a way that creates an atmosphere of hope, dignity and love! On Miguel's birthday, I began sponsoring a smiling, lanky, curly-haired, 6 year old named Cristopher who lives in Ecuador under the supervision of older siblings as he is without his father and his mother has recently passed away. I look forward to sending him small, age appropriate books in spanish, cards and personal letters as I do for Miguel. I have never had a problem with the children receiving these small packages. In fact, in letters we receive we are thanked for the specific items so we always know they receive them. Several years ago we had begun sponsoring a child in Nigeria and after about a year we were contacted by CFCA to tell us we would no longer be able to sponsor this fine young man...the reason...CFCA hands-on audits of their programs around the globe indicated that due to civil and political unrest and corruption Nigeria could no longer coordinate sponsorships effectively. Our family was saddened by this turn of events of course, though we were at the same time thinking WOW CFCA is AWESOME in that they have the sponsors and the sponsored's best interests at the forefront of all they do !! Join me and my family and become a member of the CFCA today !!

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make available on the webpage more videos of the sponsored children and elders events such as community projects, Christmas, Birthday, and Holiday celebrations so that the sponsors can better know their special ones culture, language, and traditions as many sponsors are unable to participate in mission awareness trips.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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General Member of the Public

Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.
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Im writing to say I think Angel Acres does a phenomenal job !
A friend of mine has had an Angel Acres rescue for quite some years now!
The beautiful horse was hours away from slaughter when Angel Acres stepped in to help
That horse with one foot in the grave is now a beloved companion and multiple blue ribbon winner
It is apparent from looking at the financials of this non profit that they understand how to get a dollar to go that extra furlong ! I proudly support the efforts of Angel Acres and am dismayed that there are individuals out there who think it necessary to leave scalding reviews of this organization just out of spite or ignorance or both !

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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General Member of the Public