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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: Children International is a leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. From toddler to young adulthood, we surround kids with a caring team, a safe place and a clear path out of poverty through programs focused on health, education, empowerment and employment. Our supporters are inspired as they see children radically change their lives and create a ripple effect that impacts their families and communities for generations to come.

Results: We currently serve 250,000 children in 10 countries, including the United States.

Geographic areas served: Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, Philippines, United States and Zambia

Programs: Our programs are focused on four key areas – health, education, empowerment and employment.

Community Stories

205 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I've always felt confident with Children International and watching how they performed their charity, moved me for more than 10 years sponsoring our children. Please, when changing, always let the love in your heart move you. Thanks a lot!

Donor

Rating: 5

I cannot recommend sponsoring a child highly enough! Children International regularly sends updates handwritten by your sponsored child. My husband and I were able to watch our child grow from a little girl of 6 years to a healthy responsible young woman of 18! We are so happy for her and are glad we were able to be a small part of her young life.....

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Donor

Rating: 5

Children International provided us a with great opportunity to impact the life of a child from Honduras and his family over the span of many years. Through letters we watched a small child grow into a fine young man at the same time we watched our own children grow up. While we were glad to help, we actually received tremendous blessings through the experience. I highly recommend Children International as a first class organization that makes a positive difference around the world.

Donor

Rating: 5

My name is Monika and I am sponsoring a little girl. This is very new for me and I feel the responsibility. I am still trying to figure out how this really works but I am really happy that I made this choice and with gods help I will continue to do so.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Soy César Araujo, de México, y participo con Children International desde hace al rededor de dos años. La experiencia ha sido maravillosa, saber que es posible afectar positivamente la vida de un niño y su familia es inigualable. Sin duda conocer aspectos de su vida y desarrollo es lo más gratificante al ver cómo lo que hago, que en principio pareciera poco, tiene un efecto tangible y prácticamente inmediato.
Gracias a CI por la oportunidad de ayudar, y felicitaciones por su gran labor!

1 Jedidiah B.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was recently lucky enough to visit the Dominican Republic and see the impact CI is having firsthand. I was incredibly impressed with the care and skill of the staff, the wide range of programs offered to take care of the needs of underserved children across the board- including medical, dental, education and the arts. Meeting Solkely, my sponsored child was a really neat experience! After years of letter correspondence, just so moving to see the actual person! I have full faith CI is using my dollars to directly impact children in need, and plan to be involved with them for years to come!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a sponsor for 6 years now and have had a great experience with Children International. I receive letters and photo's from my child on a regular basis and I am able to write back. It has been a great experience seeing your child grow and getting updates on how they are doing with their life since you have been helping them. I recommend Children International to anyone that is looking to sponsor a child or wanting to make a donation.
Donna Arndt, from Pennsylvania

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have sponsored children with Children's International for over 20 years. I believe I have had 9 sponsored children with CI. I currently have five. Two have graduated and two moved away but I still keep in touch with them. I have also had children with other agencies. I have found that none of the other agencies with similar objectives fall short to CI in customer service, web site functionality, getting the majority of the funds directly to the benefit of the children, have great personnel and are both competent, diligent & thorough with their administrative services. I just returned from visiting 3 of my children in Barranquilla and the CI staff was fantastic. I have attached photos of my visit with my children. I also have CI as a beneficiary in my estate. That's how much good I believe the agency passes on to our children.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was a wonderful experience to sponsor a child through children international.
Through out the years that I have sponsored (3 to 4 years) they provided quarterly updates without fail. I also did not feel any pressure to continue sponsoring which makes me feel more inclined to return in the future.

Donor

Rating: 5

It is hard to tell you were to start. My first child was way back in 1991. We grew very close to each other. I had him till he was 18 years old. I really did not want to give him up, but I had to. I was then given a new child and am quite happy with him. I must tell you my first child Jaun and it now 10 years later and he has located me. What a wonderful surprise. He sent me the most wonderful letter any one could receive. With Children International he has grown into a fantastic person. The letters that he sends me are amazing He has achieved so much. I am very thankful for being able to help Juan. Sincerely, Nadine Gockel


Donor

Rating: 5

Have sponsored a couple of CI kids for about 10 years. Their programs are great at not just meeting immediate needs of the children but really preparing them for a successful future in terms of skill building and personal development. This really changes the trajectory for these kids lives. We support several other charities but CI is our top nonprofit to support.

Donor

Rating: 5

Children International always does a great job of communicating with donors and doing it in a caring, classy way. You get details about the children you are serving without feeling that you are invading the family's private life. This organization is top notch in every way. They are passionate about helping children and it shows. So glad to be able to serve through them!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a sponsor for Children International for the last 10 years. It is a wonderful feeling to know you are making a difference by giving just a little bit each month. Receiving the pictures and letters from your sponsored child and watching them grow is amazing.

Sponsorship is one small way we can make a difference in the world without putting in too much effort and Children International is a great non-profit to work with.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization, great program. Enjoy the ability to see how my gift is used thru that one-to-one sponsorship connection.

Donor

Rating: 5

It is such a wonderful feeling knowing that I am helping to provide a few necessities for 2 children with needs. I have so much in life and I want these children to have just a small portion of the same.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GRACIAS CHILDREN INTERNACIONAL, MI NOMBRE ES LILIANA SOY DE ECUADOR DE LA CIUDAD DE QUITO DONDE GRACIAS A SU MAGNIFICA OBRA PUEDE SER UNA PROFESIONAL. NUNCA PUDE CONOCER A MIS PADRINOS O PATROCINADORES COMO LOS LLAMABAMOS EN ESE TIEMPO PERO DE LO QUE SI ESTOY MUY AGRADECIDA ES DE TODA SU MARAVILLOSA AYUDA QUE ME DIERON. FUERON MI APOYO DESDE QUE TENIA 8 AÑOS HASTA CUANDO TUVE 21 AÑOS DE EDAD.
AHORA TENGO 35 AÑOS SOY UNA PROFESIONAL, TENGO UNA FAMILIA Y UN TRABAJO Y LE AGRADEZCO MUCHISIMO A DIOS POR LA GRAN AYUDA DE MIS PADRINOS.
AL ESCRIBIR ESTAS LINEAS RECUERDO CUANDO ESCRIBI LAS CARTITAS Y HACIA UN LINDO DIBUJO PARA QUE SE LOS ENVIEN CON TODO MI CARIÑO.
"LINDOS RECUERDOS" GRACIAS A USTEDES MI INFANCIA FUE DIFERENTE Y HERMOSA

Donor

Rating: 5

My sponsorship with Children Inernational has been a truly amazing experience. I'm crying as I write this because I've been a sponsor for almost 3 years and have to cancel as I am in graduate school now and can no longer afford to sponsor. As soon as I graduate my program, I will immediately volunteer to sponsor again. My partner and I were approached by someone from CI on our first day visiting Denver, CO from another state. I listened to his pitch, and gave him a bit of a hard time as I'm a school teacher and initially felt that I was already doing enough for children. He was very professional and understanding, and eventually won me over. We signed up right then and there. CI makes it so easy and fun to stay connected with your child. I look forward to the photos and updates about her life, but most especially to the letters. We loved learning from our child about her life, her family, and her community. My partner and I would read her letters together, then sit down and talk about what we wanted to write back to her. I would highly recommend sponsorship to anyone who is considering it. It makes such a difference, in your life and theirs.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love how they connect you to the child you are sponsoring. I will come back as a donor again once i am settled in my new life. I recommend this agency for all the good it does.

3 Nick T.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Great experience helping someone suffering from poverty - get hand written letters from sponsored child & the ability to visit your child if one wants to.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Children's International is a great organization for connecting Sponsors with children from all over the World ,who need love, support, and encouragement. This organization is filling a niche that is unique and cannot be met by the governments where it operates. I am happy to be the proud sponsor of two lovely children. My dream is for them to live their dreams.
Thank You Children International for helping my dream enable future dreams to become true.