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Causes: Education, Health, Health Support, International, International Relief, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: To empower, educate, and provide for children without the limitations of borders.

Target demographics: Socio-economically disadvantaged children who would otherwise not be able to receive an education.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 150 children at our CHI Academy in Kenya, and a group of Sonoma County high school students who participated in our Summer Abroad program.

Geographic areas served: Kenya & Sonoma County, CA

Programs: CHI implements sustainable programs and projects that improve access to education and health, while helping to address some of the underlying issues surrounding global poverty.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Hans B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved for a few years with CHI and I have always been really impressed with the mission and the accomplishments of this dedicated group. last year when 9 local students were sent to Kenya I was really inspired and rode my bike 555 miles in May to raise funds. I am now on the board of directors and this year we are sending 18 children to Kenya and I could not be prouder of who CHI is locally and abroad.

Advisor

Rating: 5

CHI is a fantastic organization that demonstrates passion for helping and providing education and resources to young people both locally and abroad. The creation of a bridge from the youth in Sonoma County to Kenya is inspiring and provided tremendous benefits to all. With a foundation of education, children are empowered to become the next generation of future leaders. Thank You CHI!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Children's Humanitarian International has changed lives, both the kids in Kenya and the HS students of Sonoma County who travel to the village and work at the school during the summer. As a board member, I couldn't be more excited to participate in creating this amazing non-profit that does so much with so little. I'm even throwing my own house concert this month to raise funds for the summer abroad program. Thanks for supporting CHI...this innovative non-profit provides compelling opportunities and transformational experiences for children and youth that will last a lifetime.

1 Petra P.

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter MacKenzi was given the opportunity last summer to participate in CHI's first ever Summer Abroad Program. It completely changed her life! She was so inspired she continues to volunteer weekly and is already enrolled at the SRJC to get started on her teaching degree. She is returning this year as an Asst. Chaperone and some day hopes to return as a teacher.
I am forever grateful to Jordan and everyone at CHI- Changing the world through empowerment and education. Its just doesn't get better than that.

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

I became involved with Children's Humanitarian International last year.

I had the honor to work on CHI's Annual Gala where we raised funds for this year's scholarships for the Summer Abroad program.

Learning about the challenges facing the developing world, seeing how CHI was having a direct impact on addressing and creating long lasting solutions compelled me to take on an active role with this non-profit.

Having the opportunity to work with our 2016 Summer Abroad participants on last year's Gala was so rewarding I made the decision to continue working with CHI and to help expand our programs and services.

The stories and impact CHI's Summer Abroad had on our participants was remarkable. I was able to see the leadership training they received first hand with the active roles our 2016 Summer Abroad partipicants took to support raising funds for scholarships​ for the next year's participants.

The dedication of these students to continuing the work of CHI locally and abroad is one of the many ways that shows the extraordinary results from this non-profit.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Children's Humanitarian International since it's beginning. I have volunteered and I regularly donate to this nonprofit. I am happy to support them because I know that my contributions are providing the opportunity of an education for children who otherwise may not have that chance.

Edie3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been part of Children's Humanitarian Intervention since it's very beginning. I volunteer at several of their events and have watched it grow from an idea to a strong charity that advocates for education for all. I am so proud to be part of Children's Humanitarian International and their work to provide education for children who otherwise would not have that opportunity.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CHI is a great organization that provides opportunities for Sonoma County students to experience the world. I was really touched to hear students share their experiences doing development work in Kenya. These experiences would not be possible without a very supportive and efficient nonprofit organization. This organization exemplifies the importance of global education.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with CHI hanged my life to say the least. It opened my eyes to the diverse coltures that inhabit the earth, and allowed me to understand how insignificant many first world problems are. I plan to travle to many more developing countries and discover new lifestyles, all thanks to my eye opening visit to the most beautiful country in the world, Kenya

2 Georgia12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was part of the first student group that traveled over the summer of 2016 to Kenya. It was one of the most enriching and exciting experiences I've had, and it is such a wonderful opportunity for high school students. I learned so much about myself, working with others, the beauty of diverse cultures, and how rewarding it can be to help others. Working with the children alongside my fellow travelers and chaperones was amazing and taught me to appreciate every opportunity I've been given in my life. This program is wonderful and C.H.I. is a nonprofit doing some really important work with very tangible effects on the lives of many people.

6 MacKenzi P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Last year, I was given the amazing opportunity to travel to Kenya for 5 weeks with this
amazing organization.

During CHI Summer Abroad 2016, we were able to work inside CHI Academy's classrooms with the students and teachers. We also got to go play outside with the students after lunch and during their breaks. One of my favorite memories from the trip was the very first day we got to play with the kids. When I walked outside, a little pre-schooler named Yaya came up to me and immediately asked me to pick her up. Of course I said yes, and from that moment I made a friend. Every day she would run to me and hug me. Then we would run around the yard, or we would sing and dance. I also developed a friendship with her sister Stacy. She was so eager to learn and was always raising her hand when her teacher asked a question. She looked so happy and excited to be learning. About 3 weeks into the trip, I learned that Yaya and Stacy’s parents were not always able to afford school costs. Their mom works 6 hours away and is only home Saturdays and Sundays which leaves their dad to be a full time stay at home dad. As soon as I found this out, I made it my mission to sponsor these students. My sponsorship includes tuition, uniform, pays for their school supplies, along with a new backpack. The day that had the biggest impact on me was the very last day. I got to visit Yaya and Stacy's dad to tell him that I was going to be paying for his kids for the whole school year. He looked so happy and thankful. He hugged me and just kept saying thank you over and over again.

CHI Summer Abroad 2016 helped reshape my view of the world and helped me figure out what career I want to pursue. I encourage everyone to get involved with this organization in some way.

4 AaronSchuler

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having been born and raised here in Sonoma County, I haven't traveled much and I feel compelled to contribute to such an enriching experience for some of our local high school students. CHI's Summer Abroad Program is a fantastic model. It's giving the opportunity to some of our young aspiring academics to gain some much needed worldly experience that will be essential in the emerging global community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've known this organization since its founding. I love this organization and what they do. It really stands out from other nonprofits as it is very focused on improving lives via education sponsorships and various local events and programs. Education is a powerful tool and CHI's motto, "Education is strength" is an indication of their goals "to empower, educate, and provide for children; without the limitation of borders."

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization doing great things! I have volunteered for this organization for many years. Last year I recieved CHI's volunteer of the year award. I am so thankful for everything CHI has done to enhance my skills and everything they do for the community.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been to many of CHI's events and listened to the stories told. This is an amazing grassroots nonprofit doing exceptional things in Africa and in Sonoma County.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This "non-profit" is a scam. The other "reviewer" (J. E. B.) is the one person on the board, so don't believe a thing he says. Perhaps the only children it's helping are his. Do some serious research before sending him a dime,

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C.H.I. 12/14/2014

I would prefer to have you elaborate on why our organization is "a scam." Please elaborate on the "serious research" you are encouraging people to do. We have always been open to transparency and are willing to share all of our IRS documents and other records with any person wanting to see them. We have helped hundreds of children in East Africa. Thank you and please feel free to contact us anytime at (707) 861-1123.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great nonprofit doing wonderful things for children locally and internationally. They have unique programs and every member of this organization including the officers and board members donate their time. I would wholeheartedly recommend this organization.