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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: Bless the Children was founded by Karen Hubbard. Our mission is to free orphaned, abandoned and impoverished children from the chains of poverty by empowering them with health, shelter, nutritional and educational support so that they may become productive members of society.

Programs: As an international organization helping the worlds poorest children in far-reaching areas of the world,our programs free abandoned and impoverished children from the chains of poverty by empowering them with health,shelter, nutrition, educational,spiritual and cultural support so they may become productive members of society.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Wendy140

Donor

Rating: 5

I wanted a way to help support education in impoverished countries. I was so excited to find Bless the Children. They do some much good, and I want to be a part of lifting countries by educating their children.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Karen Hubbard for about 15 years and her daughter Rebecca a few years longer. I have found them to be ethical, dedicated individuals who are highly motivated to improve the lot of children through their "Bless The children program". I have been impressed by their persistence and the results they achieve.

Reverend Lee TerBush

Victoria30

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our relationship with Bless the Children Inc. has been a blessing to our organization, Hearth to Hearth MInistries. They have faithfully supported several of our orphans, and heve helped us tremendously to get through very rough times when we were barely making ends meet. They have provided us with fundraisng opportunities, financial support, and good advice. Karen and Rebecca have dedicated their lives to helping children from South America to Africa as well as Eastern Europe. They are 100% trustworthy, and work tirelessly to better the lives of countless children.

Donor

Rating: 5

BTC is a great organization, management staff is ultra lean and overhead is minimal. Funds collected go to various BTC projects that minister to children in South/Central America (primarily). The John Grove School started by a USAF helicopter pilot is a single room, one teacher, mountain school that takes children from 6th to 12+ grade and is in most cases providing a high school education to children of families where the the first high school graduates in the family line are being generated. BTC does more than the school and ships collected goods, and medical equipment to the poor of the western hemisphere through collections that co-mingle in Tampa/Clearwater for further shipment south. All container loading is done by volunteer force in Tampa area. BTC is some great people changing childrens' lives and future for the better.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege and I really mean the "privilege" to be assisted by Bless the Children Inc during difficult times helping orphans and medical crews in Haiti following the earth wake disaster. Bless the Children work hard to give us supplies and man power to ship goods to Haiti. They are profesional and so well organized, they were a breath of sanity during times of confusion and emotional pain. I can never thank them enough for what they did and who they are. Their name is Bless the Children but anyone lucky enough to work with them are blessed to have them on their team. Florence Vanleuven - Haiti

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HAVING WORKED WITH THIS ORGANIZATION WHILE IN THE MILITARY, I FOUND THEM TO BE VERY PROFESSIONAL IN WHAT THEY DO. IT WAS A GREAT PLEASURE AND EXPERIENCE TO HAVE WORKDE WITH THEM.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Karen Hubbard since childhood and it was no surprise to me when she founded a non-profit charity in order to help those who are less fortunate than others. I have been sponsoring a young girl named Maria througn Bless the Children for several years now. Thanks to all the pictures and the occasional letter, I have been pleased to see her grow from a child in the dumps to a smiling pre-teen. I like to think I helped just a little with my monthly donation to her. Karen and her daughter, Becca, are quite a team and I feel blessed to have them in my life. Keep up the good work, ladies. CWoody

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to the wonderful staff at Bless the Children by some friends I served with in the Air Force. They just told me someone needed my help but didn't expound on what it would involve. I have found that volunteering for this organization has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Not only do I get the chance to help people in need, I've had the opportunity to me some of the nicest people in the world. I have also been fortunate enough to bring my grandchildren along while volunteering. I feel this experience will help to shape them in the most positive way possible. I would like to thank Karen Hubbard and Rebecca Smith for allowing me and my grandchildren to participate in such a wonderful cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a member of Epiphany Catholic Church and coordinate the Bless the Children activities at our church. I have participated Honduras Medical Mission with Epiphany, Karen Hubbard and Rebecca Smith. Karen works hard while in Honduras at meeting with the people served and asking them directly about their needs. She then focuses her attention and working get the resources needed to help them. I know and have seen first hand that the money we raise and the work we do has a big impact on the poor in Honduras.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Bless the Children since its inception. The founder, Karen Hubbard, was a member of the Catholic parish where I serve on the staff. We have been involved in medical mission trips to Honduras in conjunction with BTC since 2001. We could not make the contacts necessary to fulfill the mission without their help.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a warehouse coordinator for a public school district and have worked with Karen Hubbard and Rebecca Smith of Bless the Children for a number of years donating surplus furniture and school supplies. The diligent effort they put into organizing projects which provide much needed supplies to the international and local communities is amazing. It is so pleasing to see the results from their labor of love. I especially enjoy the pictures they send back to me of the communities and children that they truly do bless. Sincerely...Thank you.

Pj__

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great Non-profit organization that helps out countless children in both medical and educational supply needs. I am happy to give my free time to assist in loading trucks or whatever the need calls for to assist these wonderful people as they spread love and hope around the world to the needy children. AWESOME group!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with Bless the Children was in Honduras and was an experience I will never forget. The faces of the children when they receive something as basic as a tooth brush is amazing. The gift of the smiles from the children and families we served was a huge gift to me! I am going back again in 2013 and looking forward to it!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer, a donor and a nurse I know what the results of this organisation are having been one of the many volunteers to go to Honduras. I also know the benefits to all the places that Bless the Children go . I know how the director, Karen ,is totally involved in the distribution of the donations, making many trips to ensure that the children needs are being met and to assess what other needs they may have. Overcoming the many obstacles that international relief agencies have , she gets the job done. Schooling, meals, trade training. medical care, housing, you name it, this organisation gets it done. I'm proud to be apart of their work.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Children in several countries depend upon Bless The Children for their continued existence. And Bless The Children actually delivers sustenance to them making it possible for these children to get fed, educated and become producing adults. Bless The Children needs our support; they always deliver what they promise.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bless The Children is run by people who have a heart for loving those who need it most. I believe that God put them on my path and that they strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus in this broken world.

Holly16

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of Bless the Children for many years. I first got involved when my daughter volunteered with BTC to send a shipment of school supplies to Honduras. It was such a great, life changing experience for her and I am very grateful to BTC for doing the hard work of establishing the infrastructure that made that project and so many more possible. BTC has also supported low income children right here in the US through their support of literacy programs--I have personal experience with BTC on this and am grateful for their support in this regard. I am now honored to be on their board and look forward to doing whatever I can to expand this very important group.

Donor

Rating: 5

Bless the Children - is worth every penny and more - I am an active donor and I went to see the efforts in Honduras - Karen and Rebecca enthusiastically supported my visit - - you simply can't imagine the good these programs are doing

Pam_14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with and known Karen and Rebecca for many years now and they are the most honest, ethical, hard working people I have ever known! They are so totally dedicated to helping these poor children all over the world. They care so much for these under-privileged children who live in dumps or have no food or even clothing. I am so proud to be part of their lives as these kind of people are a rarity in this world. So many of these kids lives and future depend on Bless The Children.

Fiona M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Bless The Children in 1998 when Karen was coordinating a missive effort to get much needed humanitarian aid to the victims of Hurricane Mitch that had stalled over Honduras and wiped out about 80-90& of its infrastructure. The country was already the poorest Central American country so the people were devastated by this catastrophe. Karen worked tirelessly with hundreds of volunteers and mountains of donations to get it shipped to Honduras by sea container so George who had recently retired there could distribute it. I have continued to work with both Karen and Rebecca from BTC since that time and have seen firsthand how their compassion and caring has helped countless lives where nothing goes to waste. I look forward to going on another mission trip soon!