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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Economic Development, Emergency Assistance, Human Services, International, International Economic Development, Microfinance

Mission: Since 1975, Children's Hunger Relief Fund (CHRF) has responded to children's immediate physical, emotional, and spiritual needs following drought, earthquakes, hurricanes, war, and other disasters. CHRF cares for thousands of children around the world from orphanages, schools, and feeding centers in Central America, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia, to a full surgery, dental, and medical clinic and children's home complex in Mexico...to child immunization clinics, AIDS prevention classes, and clean-water projects in Kenya, to assisting disaster stricken families in the U.S. In 2001 alone, tens of thousands of needy children and families benefited from over $20,000,000 worth of aid.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Not to disparage the work that Children's Hunger Relief Fund may carry out, the organization participates in unsolicited mailings requesting donations. I have never donated or provided my personal contact information to CHRF, yet received mail solicitation. Overall, such unsolicited mailings seem a misuse of funding and irresponsible practice.

Comments ( 2 )

jbrown Hi Ellen! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Even negative feedback is VERY HELPFUL as we seek to improve our practices and to serve the public even better. We are CHILDREN'S HUNGER FUND NOT Children's Hunger Relief Fund, and we do not participate in unsolicited mailings. Since your feedback is important it would be helpful if you could search again and place your comment with the correct charity so that your voice can be heard. THANK YOU!

jbrown Here is the link to the page for Children's Hunger Relief Fund. http://greatnonprofits.org/organizations/view/childrens-hunger-relief-fund-inc

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I received an unsolicited donation request with 6 cents attached to the letter. I tried researching this charity and was unable to find any positive information about it, so I decided to contact them and request to be removed from their mailing list. To my surprise, the form on their website requires you to give your phone number if you want to stop receiving mail from them! This is very suspect. The 6 cents they gave me will be going towards a legitimate charity.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I received a letter from CHRF asking for support and talked to them on the phone. Very good people committed to very good work! I will continue to support them.

Review from Guidestar

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I am constantly inspired and encouraged by the good work that is being done by CHRF. Their participation in using relatively low cost direct mail requests reflects the efficiency of the organization, after all, in order to send support you must raise funds some how. I found this organization compliant and prompt in responding to requests to be omitted from future mailings.

Review from Guidestar

10

Donor

Rating: 1

Since I first donated to CHRF I have received requests from several other non-profits to feed the starving children with similar pictures as CHRF has sent. I am wondering how much CHRF is making from selling our names to other organizations. I don not need their 2 and 3 pennies to encourage me to donate, that is bribery!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Cannot find CHRF on Charity Navigator; found it on another site, and noted on its literature sent to me, that it purported to invest something on the order of 96% of its funding in Children's Aid, Emergency Relief and Community Development. Maybe; however, without some proof of financial responsibility, how do I know the "Colonel" is running a legitimate organization?

Today, a non-profit or relief group....you pick the moniker....has to be legitimate. I have my doubts about CHRF.

Review from Guidestar

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I LOVE CHRF, they truly work hard so that donations here in the United States can go a long way to improving the life of children around the world. I always feel good about my donations.

Review from Guidestar

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CHRF’S help makes it possible for the care of 100 children in Juarez Mexico that come from families at risk and in extreme poverty.

But thanks to CHRF children can come and find refuge in this special place. Shelter, food, clothing, education, medical and dental care, emotional and spiritual support and most important care, love and compassion are available for these precious children."

Review from Guidestar

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

With the help of CHRF I was able to build a school building in Uganda and provide over 6,000 meals in Ethiopia. I feel great because I believe I have really made a difference in the world and in the lives of suffering children.

Review from Guidestar

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

“CHRF is not just a big organization that has provided millions in relief to areas where "Angels fear to tread" ... areas where other relief organizations have had to withdraw. They are an organization which takes the time to help people like myself to realize their dreams of taking action for the less fortunate children of the world.

Working together, we all can realize the dream of "making a difference" to the millions of children who suffer from hunger and lack of education. "Together.... we CAN!"

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I just received a solicitation with penny coins attached. WHY? I looked them up on Charity review sites and found they didn't respond to Better Business Bureau requests for information. It appears they are trying to look like the very legitimate Children's Hunger Fund which is reputable and well run. I am very suspicious of this outfit. NO SALE!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Upon receiving a mailed request for donations from Childrens Hunger Relief Fund (CHRF) it bothered me as being wasteful that genuine U.S. coins were attached to the letter. I also questioned the high "96.9% of all donations" claimed to be "allocated to projects". Because of that I searched the Better Business Bureau and Charity Navigator websites for ratings. I suggest anyone thinking about donating to them should also check with the BBB and Charity Navigator. Do not confuse CHRF with the Children's Hunger Fund -- the 2 seem to be on opposite ends of the spectrum,

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This must be the 3rd or 4th unsolicited request from CHRF, each time with coins; this last with a nickle!
Of course the accompanying pictures are unpleasant and sad; in my opinion it is wasteful for a charity
to spend 0.05 for the chance someone will bite; that's $1 for 20 mailings; they would spend probably
$50 for 1000 mailings (to make it worthwhile); that's a substantial sum; also added to the cost is the
prepaid envelope and the charity is now well above $50. I would venture to say they send out much more
than 1000 solicitations. I replied once with a note saying to stop and any future coins are mine; all I can
now do is return the envelope with the coin. I don't think this charity reads their mail unless it has a
check in it.

eddie j

4

Donor

Rating: 5

The work and help to children suffering internationally is very inspiring to me personally. I love their cause and their work.

Review from Guidestar

9 Regan E.

Donor

Rating: 2

I have just received another unsolicited envelope asking for money. This marketing stuff is very expensive and wasteful.