My mother showed us videos of orphans when I was growing up in the 90's. Often they were malnourished, abused, completely alone in the world...and I wanted to help them. But because there were so many conflicting stories of greedy people/companies taking donation money and it never getting to the poor, it was hard to know whom to trust and where to give.
I'm so thankful to have found an organization (I believe) is truly out there helping. WorldVision.
This past June, my family started sponsoring ($35/mo) a little girl from the Dominican Republic who's birthday is exactly one month apart from our own daughter's. The money will go to her parents to help with food, shelter and clothing for their family.
When we log in to WorldVision, we can see her "scrapbook," photos, email communication, etc.
We can mail her small packages, write letters (my husband knows Spanish, but otherwise World Vision would translate for them), even set up an actual visit to meet "our family" if we were to ever travel to the DR. We recieve letters and photos in return about the child and her family.
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children, families, and communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
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- You have a very important role in your child’s life. Be their encourager! Extreme poverty tells children they’re not important—but you have an amazing opportunity to change that.When you reach out to your child, you can cheer them on as they face struggles in their life—and tell them you believe in them. Knowing someone far away loves them could change their life.
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In 2013, 83 percent of World Vision's total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need. Learn more >
- 83% programs
- 12% fundraising
- 5% management & general
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