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Love Without Boundaries Foundation

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Causes: Children & Youth, Health, Health Support, Human Services, International, International Relief, Youth Development

Mission: To transform the lives of orphaned and impoverished children.

Results: Some of our recent accomplishments include: * We continue to provide nurturing foster care in both China and Cambodia, including our new Safe Haven foster care program for trafficked or abused children. Our foster care program has allowed over 3500 children to live in home-care versus an institution. LWB has local managers on site in every foster care community who check on the progress of the children in their foster homes every month. * LWB’s medical program continues to provide surgeries to children abandoned with conditions such as cleft lip, spinal tumors, congenital heart defects, and more. The majority of our surgeries are performed at Fudan University in Shanghai and Anhui Children’s Hospital in Hefei. Our Unity Initiative for impoverished children also provides heart surgeries when their parents are unable to afford care. Additionally, our Cleft Initiative continues to bring educational materials and specialized bottles to families of cleft-affected children throughout China by partnering with maternity hospitals. In 2017, LWB held our latest cleft surgery exchange in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, providing new smiles to children from throughout the country. In India, LWB is partnering with Mission Smile to provide life-changing surgery to children in Kolkata born with cleft lip. * Our Healing Homes program provides care to vulnerable babies who have been abandoned with medical needs. Our Anhui and Heartbridge Healing Homes are located in China, and our Mukono Baby Room is located in Uganda. *LWB's education program helps children of all ages with several different programs. Over 3700 children have received access to education, from preschool through college. Our Believe in Me schools in rural Cambodia provide primary school education to children in remote villages, while our orphanage school in China serves children born with medical needs which prevent them from attending public school. * Our nutrition program is helping to provide much-needed formula, cereal and hot lunches to children of all ages in LWB programs. We help provide specialized baby formula to children with issues such as prematurity and milk allergies. LWB provides daily hot lunch to the children in our Cambodian schools, as childhood malnutrition rates are extremely high in the rural regions where we are working.

Target demographics: Orphaned and impoverished children

Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds of children through our programs located throughout the world.

Geographic areas served: Cambodia, China, India, and Uganda

Programs: LWB has four main focus areas: healing, education, foster care and nutrition.

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Kelly Hopkins E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Love Without Boundaries. I have been involved with them for eight years and know that each child they care for is put first, cared for and loved. They fight for the children that noone else is fighting for, and have saved the lives of many through the medical care they help make possible. They also provide education to the impoverished, in areas where school hasn't been available before. Sponsors get regular updates. All of my interactions with LWB have shown that they are ethical and wise with donations.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen their work on the ground in China, adopted a child that benefitted from their work, and now volunteer because I know that they make a difference. Great team of mostly volunteers that make a high impact for each dollar used.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the qualities of LWB that helped me choose to sponsor a child was the low overhead costs and volunteer workforce. When I actually visited one of the LWB healing homes, I came home and immediately applied to volunteer for them since I saw what a tangible difference LWB care makes in the lives of orphans in China. We now have adopted our daughter who benefitted from LWB care and I now have personal experience all around that LWB really lives their motto, "Every Child Counts."

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love Without Boindaries is run by volunteers. Not even the founder or CEO take a salary or payment of any kind. Entirely through donations and volunteer work, they are able to help orphans in China get healthy enough for surgery, get life-saving surgery, get well post surgery, and move into wonderful foster care with real village and city families. They also provide "Believe In Me" schools in orphanages for children with visible special needs or disabilities that prevent them from attending regular school. And in the last few years a growing program called "Unity" allows donors to fund surgeries for children still in their families, so that families can remain together - families that may have otherwise had no choice but to abandon their child so that the child's life could be saved, as they simply do not have the money to pay for surgery or care. Love Without Boundaries is the real deal and I feel lucky to play a small role in all this charity accomplishes.

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amylwb 12/09/2015

Thank you for the positive review! We do want to clarify though, that LWB at the current time has 169 volunteers helping to run programs in addition to a small team of paid staff in both the US and China.

2 Snow M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer of the LWB. I came from China and knowing the huge needs of the orphaned children to get help to have a better life and better opportunities.
In China, most orphaned children are not only having challenges to stay alive but also are disabled and have physical and psychological difficulties. There also are some children who are not orphaned but have sever diseases which require money to get treatment, but their parents are too poor to get the proper treatment they need.
Love without boundaries foundation not only help the children in the orphanage, but also help children in poor families to get the care they need: medical care, education needs, nutrition needs and the materials for their daily living.
Love without boundaries foundation are not only help children but also help the children’s parents if there were need and all the volunteers are working hard and doing their best to help those they need.
Most of the volunteers are not Chinese and some of them may not even know much about China but we all are working together to help as much as we can to change the Chinese orphanage children’s life.
I love this foundation because the whole organization’s unconditional love to the children and their work. Volunteering in love without boundaries foundation really can make huge deference of those children’s life!I am proud of being part of it!
Please support our foundation!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LWB saved my daughter's life 6 years ago and they continue to do life saving, life changing work throughout China. They are committed to helping as many children as possible in China. They are primarily staffed by volunteers so their overhead costs are low. It's an amazing charity!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first became acquainted with Love WIthout Boundaries when I discovered they funded much needed heart surgery for my daughter when she was an infant living in an orphanage in China. This organization's commitment to helping children in China, both those with families and without, is truly impressive. I am proud to now work as a volunteer with them. There are very few paid staff in the organization, so that more of the donation money can help the children it is intended for. I don't have words for how grateful I am that they helped save my daughter's life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand the difference that LWB is making in the lives of many children, and I can't say enough good things about them. Their work is life giving, life changing and life saving. Every child counts!

Brandi D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for Love Without Boundaries for several years, and still every day I am touched by the passion and caring that each volunteer demonstrates for every single child that comes into one of our programs.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work Love Without Boundaries is doing is inspirational. The lives they touch priceless and uncountable. From the children in their programs to the foster parents, from the doctors on cleft exchanges to the parents who adopt a child that otherwise may have died from a complicated heart defect they are reaching out with compassion and often what appears to be emotions raw from the loses.

They have several educational programs that are changing children's lives. I know of at least two orphans in recent weeks who passed college/university entrance exams because of the work LWB does. They help children in preschool all the way through college. Many of these children would not have had educational opportunities without them because of being orphaned or because of poverty. They provide funding for orphans and rural children, and they provide training for teachers.

The people of this organization are what make it so great. They are changing the world one child at a time.

Kerstin P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for Love Without Boundaries for 5 years. The oversight, the dedication volunteer feels to the children and the fact that almost all of each donation goes to the children makes this a truly great charity. I am proud of being associated with them. My younger daughter was served by medical, foster care, and education and it made such a difference in her health and her adjustment.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a foster care and education coordinator for Anhui Province. I track monthly developmental progress of the children and make sure they are on target. If they aren't, I make suggestions to help them make progress. I also track quarterly education reports to ensure that the school-aged children in my foster care program are making strides in their intellectual development. It is a privilege to work for the children and to watch them grow (and then be adopted!).

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Yolanda4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

By far the most rewarding volunteer experience of my university career so far. Such a tight-knit group of wonderful volunteers whose love and compassion for the kids shines through in everything they do. I love seeing updates of children who have been helped through our programs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After working with Love Without Boundaries for over 2 years now I must say that I have been very impressed with the level of dedication, love, care and passion it takes to run an organization of this size and impact. Everyone involved from the Board to the Director to the China Staff and to the Volunteer Base has a strong level of commitment to these deserving children. There is a common goal that each person shares and it is to better the lives of every child that LWB comes into contact with, whether the child is a part of the program or not. Love Without Boundaries welcomes new ideas from it's support community and embraces change very easily. It has and will continue to be a pleasure and inspiration to volunteer with LWB. They are honest, ethical and passionate.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization of people world-wide pouring their hearts and time into helping orphaned and impoverished children in China. Inside and outside, this organization shines with the love, care, and enthusiasm that its members bring each day. I have been involved with Love Without Boundaries as a donor and volunteer for several years and feel honored to be part of such a life-changing organization.

Kristy9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first learned about this organization from the adoption community. Then years later I adopted a child who happened to be sponsored and provided for by LWB. Our daughter was so well taken care of compared to other children adopted and the same time, that weren't in a nutrition program and foster home, that I was thoroughly convinced the work of LWB was crucially to the children's needs. I have now volunteered for over 5 years, and seen that they advocate for every child's need, and funds go directly to the children. I am so impressed with this volunteer model, I've seen nothing like it in any other nonprofit!

Kelly91

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization continues to amaze me. I became a volunteer after LWB was able to help me get a donation of coats to my daughter's orphanage. I could not walk away from them after I learned more and I continue to be blown away by the love and dedication of this group. With a very low overhead due to mostly volunteers, LWB is making a massive difference, often a life-saving difference, in orphans and impoverished children of China, one child at a time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have adopted two children from China and one of them was assisted by LWB. They helped provide funding for her foster care, education and medical needs. I cannot imagine what her life would have been like without the help of LWB.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I honestly never thought of myself as a "charity volunteer" type of person. Then I started researching adoption from China and came across some wonderful, very informative articles written by Love Without Boundaries founder Amy Eldridge. I started looking at what LWB did for children in China, and I was just blown away by the extent of help they provided, and the beautiful spirit in which it was done. Then I checked their financials, and saw how pretty much ALL of the money goes to the children. Then I applied to volunteer.

I felt like the luckiest person in the world when I was given an opportunity to volunteer!

I still feel lucky EVERY DAY in the work I do for Love Without Boundaries. I am so proud of the organization and so thankful and honored to be a part of what we do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at LWB for 6 years and can honestly say this organization truly believes that 'every child counts'. LWB is always extremely transparent regarding finances and works hard to be good stewards of each and every donation made. What you see is what you get with LWB!

Kristy7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I discovered LWB when I was researching China adoptions. After our first adoption I became a volunteer where I have served in various roles throughout the past few years. It is an honor to work with such an amazing group of people. In 2012 we completed our 2nd adoption who just happened to be a LWB kid:) I am forever thankful for the role they played in my son's life!

1 Barbara69

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a mother to two girls adopted from China, I was familiar with Love Without Boundaries from its inception and was impressed with its founders' dedication to helping children who remained in China. However, it was not until I became a volunteer for LWB nearly three-and-a-half years ago that I realized how truly special it is. This organization is almost entirely run by volunteers, and the funds raised are truly used to help children directly in areas such as education, foster care, medical care, nutrition and assistance to orphanages. Numerous children's lives have been improved by LWB, and many children have been healed and therefore made eligible for adoption because of their programs. The single-minded focus of its volunteers towards helping orphans and impoverished children in China is inspiring, and I am honored to call myself an LWB volunteer as well as a donor.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently a volunteer for Love Without Boundaries, but I have been a donor/supporter of this charity for much longer than that. This is an organization that is truly transforming the lives of children and giving them a second chance at life. Each child who comes into the care of Love Without Boudaires is cherished and watched over. Donors can be confident that the money they donate is going to transform lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with LWB for three months now. I have followed their work for about a year and finally decided that I wanted to be a part of something that was actually making a differnce in the world and in these children's lives. I am the coordinator for the Secondary and HIgher Education Program in Hunan and I have seen the difference that this program is making in these students lives. I have seen the pictures, read the reports and seen hope sustain these kids through some very difficult situtaions. These kids are given an opportunity to change their lives and the lives of the families through the money that people donate to them. Education is a vital part of all out lives and these kids are working so hard to make their dreams come true. LWB is helping them to do that and it is awesome to watch!

Levis F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for LWB for coming up on 6 years, in various capacities, currently as the Director of Nutrition and Orphanage Assistance. No way would I still be volunteering for a charity I didn't believe in. So much amazing work is done. The donors are wonderful. The volunteers give so much. Children's lives are truly affexted, one child at a time.