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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

56 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.

Linda P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer with LWB since 2004. I love thinking that a group of people from all over the world can work together to truly save and change the lives of children in China. LWB really strives to work within the Chinese culture and with the Chinese people and also to make sure that everything that we do is done with the "whole child" in mind.
One of my adopted children was a beneficiary of LWB programs and I know that it has made such a difference in her life. I often wonder what her life would have been like without the intervention that LWB provided, since she is considered a child with "special needs."
I feel very privileged to be a part of the LWB family and to have a part in touching lives every day!

Melissa K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the work that LWB does! It is so wonderful to work with a group of people who all have the best interest of the children at heart. The level of dedication is amazing, the number of volunteer employees who stay for YEARS is remarkable as well.

This is a wonderful organization that uses its resources well, is very organized, and really cares about the children served. They do not waste their donors money and really strive to give the children the best care possible.

The amount of love within LWB is incredible. I have been a volunteer with LWB for nearly 3 years, and I look forward to the many, many more years ahead!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently had two opportunities to speak to large groups on the work that Love Without Boundaries does. As a volunteer, I see a lot of the detail that goes on day to day, yet in preparing my presentations, I realized how much all of the little things add up to helping so many children in very significant ways. Education, medical, healing home, foster care, nutrition and orphanage assistance combine to provide for the whole child while LWB advocates for permanent families. And, oh, the joy, when we hear from a family that their new son or daughter is doing well in their new families!

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first came across LWB right after we adopted our first son from China. I subscribed to "LWB NEWS". Shortly after there was a post about a need for sponsors for a young man who was wheelchairbound because his bones in his legs broke when he walked. He needed surgery to put rods in his legs so he could work. He was an orphan who had "aged out" and so he would have to support himself. My heart went out to him. Fixing his legs seemed like his only hope. Not being an outgoing person, I somehow asked people around me to help sponsor his surgery. When I collected all the funds for his surgery, I sent it thinking tht was it. I knew a young man would have surgery and, Lord willing, would be able to walk one day. To my surprise I received photos of him and updates on his rehabilitation after surgery. Many months later I got additional photos of him walking! i was so thankful for these updates and my only connection to him. The days I got these updates always made the day brighter. Currently he has a job and he is doing well in society. Praise God for Love Without Boundaries.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My two youngest children were adopted from China. After traveling to bring my daughters home, on two separate trips, I was left worrying about the children who were left behind in the crowded orphanages. I would watch my own girls sleeping in their comfortable and warm beds and wonder about the "brothers and sisters" still living as orphans in China. I was initially drawn to Love Without Boundaries because their work centers on the children who remain in China, waiting for families of their own. As I learned more about this foundation and all the amazing work they have done, I knew I wanted to volunteer my time and resources to help them accomplish their mission. Joining Love Without Boundaries as a volunteer was one of the best decisions I ever made. Every day I know I make a difference in the lives of the orphans who are still waiting in China to be adopted. Both of my daughters lived with foster families in China before being adopted. I believe the individual love and attention they received in their homes greatly improved their development and well-being and showed them how to give and receive love. I now volunteer with the Love Without Boundaries Foster Care Program. It is incredibly meaningful for me to help other children benefit from foster care they way my own children did until they were adopted. This program is changing lives for these children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love Without Boundaries is a fantastic organizations. The vast majority of all donations go directly to assisting the children, as all staff volunteer their time. Everyone involved has such a caring heart and the results of the work the organization does is very evident in the progress children are making. Donors receive regular updates on the children or projects they are supporting as well as hand-written thank you notes from the project coordinators. I am also an adoption social worker and have actually met children who have been part of LWB programs after they come home with their adoptive families. The fact that some of these children are even still alive, as several were born with complex medical issues that LWB arranged and paid for medical treatment for, is a testament to the wonderful work LWB does!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Both of my daughters were adopted from China and there is a desire to give back to help other children. However, I am very cautious about donating to organizations unless I can see some accountability for the funds. This is where Love Without Boundaries stands out. Due to the volunteer structure of the organization, only a very small percent of funding is need to support administration. The true test is the results that sponsors can see on the sponsor reports and the medical missions. After supporting this organization through donations, I also became a volunteer. That's when I found out what heart the organization has. Daily e-mails flow around the world to find the best ways to help these children in need. The energy of this organization is incredible.