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Review for Cambodian Children's Fund, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Having supported dozens of charities over the years, I can say without hesitation that the Cambodian Children's Fund is the best, most rewarding donor experience I have ever found. With other worthy nonprofits, your contribution gets pooled with money from thousand of donors, but with CCF you have this tangible sense of changing lives before your very eyes. The young recipients are not just a group of smiling faces in a brochure. They are unique individual kids you will come to personally know and love, even if you only communicate with them long-distance. Most of them were living a nightmare at the squalid dump in Phnom Penh until recently, working twelve hours a day in hopes of earning enough to eat. Now they are in a clean safe place at CCF, going to school with their new friends and experiencing the joy of childhood for the first time. They now have hopes and dreams like maybe going to college someday, and if that dream can come true for any of our CCF kids, I would be honored to help them achieve it. All great charities give you the sense of doing good in the world, but the Cambodian Children's Fund makes that connection truly come alive. I am deeply grateful to the friend who told me about CCF, and feel privileged to be a part of their donor community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that the results of your giving are so tangible, so real. CCF allows you to change the life of a child you will come to know. That's incredibly fun and rewarding.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

people of deep integrity.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world, one child at a time.

Ways to make it better...

I had the time and the opportunity to go visit them in Phnom Penh (which I hope to do next year).

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Donor & I sponsor two children at CCF, send them postcards from my weekly travels, and maintain an ongoing email dialog so they know someone is thinking about them all the time.