Our Favorite Charity:
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opening ReviewsNest we decided to donate part of our proceeds to
charity. After doing extensive research in this field, we
picked Children International as our favorite charity.
Besides donating ourselves to this organization, we also sprinkled
our site with ads asking for your help. Here are the reasons
International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated
to bettering the lives of impoverished children, their families
and communities. They achieve this goal primarily through child
sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual
sponsors (like us, and hopefully - like
you) who wish to address the children's immediate and
basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and
opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and
supporting programs for each child - primarily in the areas of
education and health. The sponsorship program currently benefits
more than 300,000 impoverished children and their families in 11
countries throughout the world, including Chile, Colombia, the
Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico,
the Philippines, the United States and Zambia.
many so-called "charities" are in fact scams devised to take
your money while giving little (if any) to actual charity,
Children International is far from being a scam. They were
founded in 1936, and take pride in the fact that almost all of
their revenues actually reach the children (the small percentage
that doesn't goes to money-raising, advertising etc.). As such,
Children International has been highly rated by the American
Institute of Philanthropy (AIP). AIP's ratings are based on
percentage of revenues going to programs and the cost of raising
money, as well as an organization's willingness to disclose
financial information. In addition, Children International is a
member of the Better Business Bureau, and have been named by
Consumers Digest as a leading U.S. humanitarian relief charity.
is a very personal way to improve a needy child's life. It gives
you a chance to share a unique relationship with one special
Through regular contributions, sponsors like us (and hopefully -
like you) help provide impoverished children with basic
necessities, such as medical and dental care, educational
assistance, durable clothing and shoes, improved living
conditions and much more.
As a sponsor, you'll be making a real difference in a needy
child's life...and helping make the world a better place.
such a high percentage of Children International's revenues
actually goes to help children, the monthly cost for you to
sponsor a child is only $18 per month. This is much much less
than with most other child sponsorship organizations (most other
organizations charge you between $32 and $45 per sponsorship).
In other words, compared with other charities
You pay Less, and the Child gets More.
This is the main reason we chose Children International as our
favorite charity. (And if you want to donate over $36 per
month, with Children International that amount will help two
children, not just one child + the organization's bank accounts)
To Sponsor a
Child, Click Here.
sponsorship, your child receives direct and vital benefits to
help him or her grow up healthy and educated. You'll help
provide important assistance, such as:
dental care. Curative medical assistance is also available
to sponsored children's family members in emergency
situations - a critical factor in maintaining good health,
as well as providing the children with a healthier
environment at home.
A better chance
for an education by helping remove barriers that can keep a
child from attending school. This is accomplished by
providing necessary items such as school fees, books,
supplies and uniforms.
Improved living conditions,
vocational training, nutrition education and other vital
assistance that affects your child, as well as his or her
activities to encourage moral and spiritual values.
And much more!
other words: your sponsorship can make the difference between a
life of poverty, illness and misery for the child, and a better
life in which he or she can grow up as self-sustaining
To Sponsor a
Child, Click Here.
I get from Sponsoring a Child?
Satisfaction. Loads of satisfaction, knowing you're making a
real difference in somebody's life. Besides that, you get the
At least two letters from your
child each year. In addition, you may
write to your child as often as you wish, and if you do -
you will receive replies to your letters.
A new color
photograph of your child once a year.
communication from your child's Project Director to keep you
informed about exactly what's happening in your child's
to send birthday, Christmas and Easter greetings to your
child on these and other special occasions.
newsletter, "Sponsorship News," so you can follow the
changes Children International sponsors make possible around
Tax deduction - your donations
to Children International are deductible for income tax
If you want to do so, you can
also visit the child and interact with him or her face to
But again - most of all, you get Satisfaction.
To Sponsor a
Child, Click Here.
Yes. Your donations to Children
International are deductible for federal income tax purposes.
This ends our review.
We really hope that (like us) you will decide to Sponsor a
Child. We encourage you to do so!
Following is a (non-paid) ad for Children International:
You can change the world for a little child.
Right now, boys and girls all over the world are
living in desperate poverty. They face each day
without access to proper nutrition, medical care,
and decent clothing.
By uniting sponsors with needy children, Children International is able to
provide them with benefits and services to help them grow up healthy.
We have selected a child for you who is in need of a sponsor. Please click the
link below to meet this little girl or boy and begin to make a lasting
difference by helping ease their pain of poverty.
Your Child Here
We are proud of our financial accountability and integrity.
Children International has been included in the American Institute of
Philanthropy's list of top-rated charities, and Consumers Digest magazine has
named Children International a leading U.S. humanitarian relief charity. In
fiscal year 2003, 80 percent of income was used for programs and services to
benefit children and families.