My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Children International, Kansas City, MO, USA
I sponsor children through this organization and have for many years. The children I currently sponsor I've sponsored since 2006 and contrary to other posts, the pictures I've received are all clearly of the same child and in checking the metadata (I'm a photographer) have all been taken around a year apart. I've sent special gifts and received photos of my child with the gifts also. I receive several letters a year from my children as well. I'm planning to go visit my children and the organization encourages sponsors to visit the children, so I'd say that is all above board. I saw another sponsor upset about how gifts are used. The materials clearly explain that gifts under $25 are accumulated and used for all children and that gifts given for birthday, Christmas, Easter, and Special hugs also go into one pot and all children receive the same items (varies by area is all), so that children with sponsors who can't afford or don't send money for those still get gifts. You can do a special needs or income generating gift and those DO go completely to your child if they exceed $25. It bothers me when people dock an organization for doing something that is clearly outlined in the material they send.