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.
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.
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
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.