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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Great organization, great program. Enjoy the ability to see how my gift is used thru that one-to-one sponsorship connection.
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
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.
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.
Great experience helping someone suffering from poverty - get hand written letters from sponsored child & the ability to visit your child if one wants to.
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.
They care about their children but also about their Sponsors.
I have been a donor for many children for 20+ years through Children International. I think that speaks for itself. I have continued like this due to my trust in their operations, as verified with outside auditors and the communication I get personally.
I sponsored a young boy with Children international for 9 years, he seemed always to be moving in a positive direction and it was easy to work with Children Int. they provided options for me to communicate via online with my sponsor kid and write letters and even visit if I had had the capability to
My husband and I have long been supporting children through your network. Back in Germany we supported 3 children for 5 years but then had personal issues to deal with and had to stop the support. We're very happy that our support helps children in need, especially since we were unable to have children of our own. We look forward to hearing from our sponsored child and how he's making progress. Children International is a wonderful organization and does great work. Thank you for all you do!
I have been with Children International for over 15 years, starting with 2 sisters (now graduated as the youngest turned 18 in January), and now with 3 children together with my husband. They have been an honorable organization, and I have felt that the donations went to the children and their needs. The need in the world is so great, and it is has been such a positive experience to try to help. This is a wonderful organization, helping so much in the world. There is excellent accountability, and I have always felt that the organization is up front on all issues.