My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Unbound, Kansas City, KS, USA
I have been a sponsor through CFCA since 1999 and have found it to be a very rewarding experience. Through the years, I got to know my girls through letter writing and the exchange of photos, and then in July of 2011, I took my first trip to Nicaragua (on a CFCA Mission Awareness Trip) to meet them in person!
I saw firsthand how my small donation each month is making a difference in the lives of these girls, their families, and their communities. Sponsored friends and their families are so grateful!
When I returned from that trip, I was passionate about increasing my commitment to CFCA and to my girls. I began returning their letters more faithfully and frequently, and I signed up as a volunteer in order to get the word out and give others the wonderful opportunity to sponsor a child, teenager, or elderly person.
I have an outreach page on the CFCA website, where I can direct family & friends to, so that they can browse profiles of those who are awaiting sponsorship. I am the contact person in my parish for those interested in sponsorship, and have begun hosting a sponsorship table at our annual ministry fair. I also arranged for CFCA to send one of their priest volunteers for a sponsorship weekend at my church, where he was the main celebrant and was able to tie sponsorship into the homily. We signed up more than 50 new sponsors that weekend!
For these kinds of events, CFCA sends nice picture profiles of those awaiting sponsorship, along with brochures, and everything needed for an attractive display. The staff at the Kansas City office are most helpful, and have bent over backward to help me accomplish the above, and are always courteous and available to assist me with any questions. On several occasions, they have communicated with my girls' projects and social workers, in order to determine the families' greatest needs or to answer any question or concern. They are responsive to the needs of both sponsors and those who are sponsored, and are passionate about what they are doing and the people they serve.
I saw this same kind of passion and commitment among the staff in Nicaragua.
CFCA also offers a translation service in order to aid communication between those of us who sponsor and our friends around the globe. I would recommend sponsorship, and specifically CFCA to anybody, and am honored to be a part of the CFCA family.
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