In observance of the holiday, our office will be closed on Thanksgiving, and Nov. 29.
Here at CFCA, we have a lot to be thankful for: our staff in the field, our sponsored members and especially each and every one of our sponsors.
We want to share our thankfulness with all of you!
Join us in the spirit of Thanksgiving and leave a comment below telling us what you’re thankful for.
While you’re at it, check out our 2013 “Thank You” video:
Esther, mother of a sponsored child in Kenya, “wears” her 15-month-old son, Alex.
“Babywearing” is the practice of carrying your baby with a sling, wrap or pouch. While it’s a popular trend in the Western world, it’s been practiced in developing countries for generations.
From left: Michelle, Venus and Alona in the Philippines find a little help and encouragement goes a long way. The three friends dream of becoming teachers.
Three friends from the Philippines dreaming of becoming teachers now see that dream within their grasp.
And it’s because someone believed in them.
CFCA sponsor Maggie hugs her sponsored friend Katherine during a 2012 awareness trip to El Salvador.
“Child sponsorship is just a money machine for big organizations.”
“Sometimes the child being sponsored doesn’t even get the money you send.”
“You never know whether your contributions are making a difference.”
“They’ll just sell your information to some marketing company.”
Do any of these sound familiar? Child sponsorship can get a bad rap sometimes, but we’re happy to answer any questions you may have before partnering with us.
Typhoon Haiyan destroyed a CFCA family’s home in Aklan province, Philippines.
The CFCA community is there for families before and after natural disasters strike.
Sponsorship brings families into a caring community that supports them in their daily lives and in times of crisis.
Hundreds of CFCA families saw their houses damaged or destroyed as Super Typhoon Haiyan slashed its way through the central Philippines less than two weeks ago. Farmers lost crops and fishermen lost fishing gear.
CFCA will work side by side with families as they rebuild their homes and livelihoods. Donations to our Disaster Assistance Fund will help in this effort.
Communications editor Loretta Shea Kline interviews sponsored aging members in Agoo, Philippines.
Communities in the Antipolo project that flooded in earlier storms took on more water when Super Typhoon Haiyan swept through a large swath of the Philippines.
By Loretta Shea Kline, CFCA communications editor
The Filipino people are known for their resiliency.
I had the great privilege of visiting the Philippines a few weeks ago as part of my work as an editor and writer on our communications team.
I saw that resiliency up close on visits to our projects, and I was reminded of it again when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit.