May 1 2012

‘Faces of CFCA’ for May

Faces of CFCA: Juanita, Dave and Antonia in Guatemala For the month of May, we’d like to highlight this photo in our “Faces of CFCA” Facebook photo album!

From left are Juanita, Dave Asher and Antonia on a mission awareness trip to Guatemala in August 2010.

Dave lives in Texas and has sponsored both Juanita and Antonia since 2008.

To submit your photos to be included in our Facebook album, simply email a .jpg photo file (the higher the resolution, the better) to socialmedia@cfcausa.org.

Include your name and your preferred form of contact (phone, email, etc.) in case we have any questions about your submission.

Thanks for your support!

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Apr 24 2012

Should I connect with my former sponsored child on Facebook?

Ask Sponsor ServicesQ. I recently received a Facebook friend request from my former sponsored child. Should I accept it?

A. While we can’t prevent a former sponsored child from trying to find and contact their sponsor via Facebook, we do encourage everyone to consider any potential risks that could happen from direct contact.

These risks may not come from your friend, but from other people within your friend’s community who learn about their direct contact with you in the U.S.

Some of these risks could include requests being made to you for ongoing support, or people trying to extort money from your friend or friend’s family because they are in direct contact with someone in the U.S.

For these reasons, CFCA does not facilitate or encourage direct contact between sponsors and their former sponsored friends.

We cherish the friendships that form between sponsored friends and sponsors through our program. Unfortunately, our ability to safely facilitate these friendships is only through the sponsorship program.

Please note: CFCA’s child protection policies do not allow current sponsors to be in unsupervised communication with sponsored friends, including social media such as Facebook.

To protect the privacy of our sponsors and ensure that all communications with sponsored friends are appropriate, our project staffs monitor all correspondence.

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Apr 1 2012

‘Faces of CFCA’ for April

Sponsor a child: Stephanie Angalet and Juana in Guatemala As this is our first “Faces of CFCA” since we moved to our new Facebook timeline, we’d like to highlight this photo in our album!

Stephanie Angalet visits Juana, her sponsored child in Guatemala, in this photo.

Stephanie lives in Minnesota and has sponsored Juana since 2010.

To submit your photos to be included in our Facebook album, simply email a .jpg photo file (the higher the resolution, the better) to socialmedia@cfcausa.org.

Include your name and your preferred form of contact (phone, email, etc.) in case we have any questions about your submission.

Thanks for your support!

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Mar 19 2012

Introducing our new Facebook timeline!

CFCA Facebook Timeline

Many of you have already seen and commented on our new Facebook Timeline, which went live March 12. Thanks for your support!

Facebook recently announced that it was moving all brand pages to its new timeline by March 30, 2012. Among some of the changes are:

  • The inclusion of a cover photo as well as a profile picture photo
  • Applications (such as videos and photos) instead of page tabs
  • Ability to add “milestones” to our organization’s history

How does all of this affect you, our sponsors?

Unfortunately this means that our strategy of using “Faces of CFCA” photos as our profile pictures will have to be revisited since the new profile pictures are much smaller.

However, we appreciated all your submissions, and you can still view the “Faces of CFCA” photo album anytime.

We’ll probably continue featuring these once a month on our blog, and you can continue submitting a photo for our Facebook album anytime. Simply email a .jpg photo file (the higher the resolution, the better) to socialmedia@cfcausa.org.

Include your name and your preferred form of contact (phone, email, etc.) in case we have any questions about your submission.

Additionally, after some research and revisiting our historical archives, we selected certain milestones in CFCA’s history that we wanted to share on our Timeline.

Please also let us know if there is anything you would like to see added to our page. This is very much a work in progress, so please bear with us as we make changes and improve our Facebook presence.

It’s humbling and awe-inspiring to see the journey we’ve taken in 30 years, but as CFCA President and Co-founder Bob Hentzen says, “The adventure is just beginning!”

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Mar 1 2012

‘Faces of CFCA’ for March

Jimmy and his CFCA sponsored child Yulisa in Guatemala The next “Faces of CFCA” profile picture is up on our Facebook page!

In this picture Jimmy, left, meets with his sponsored child, Yulisa, in Guatemala.

Jimmy is from Nashville and has sponsored Yulisa since 2008.

Want to submit your photo for the next “Faces of CFCA” profile picture?

To submit, simply email a .jpg photo file (the higher the resolution, the better) to socialmedia@cfcausa.org.

Include your name and your preferred form of contact (phone, email, etc.) in case we have any questions about your submission.

Thanks for your support!

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Jan 1 2012

Happy New Year with our ‘Faces of CFCA’ for January

Iveth, CFCA sponsored child in Nicaragua, and Hannah On this beautiful day, the first day of 2012, the next “Faces of CFCA” profile picture is up on our Facebook page!

From left are Iveth, a sponsored child from Nicaragua, and Hannah, who chose Iveth for her family to sponsor after a priest visited the family’s church in Iowa on behalf of CFCA.

Hannah’s family has sponsored Iveth since 2005, and Hannah finally met Iveth on a 2011 mission awareness trip!

Want to submit your photo for the next “Faces of CFCA” profile picture?

To submit, simply email a .jpg photo file (the higher the resolution, the better) to cfcacommunications@cfcausa.org.

Include your name and your preferred form of contact (phone, email, etc.) in case we have any questions about your submission.

Thanks, and Happy New Year! We wish you all the best in 2012.

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Dec 1 2011

Enter to win a free 17-oz. bag of fair trade coffee!

This year weíre holding a drawing to offer a special gift for one of our sponsors: a 17-ounce bag of Juan Ana medium roast ground coffee!

The rules for entering are simple:

1) Share our Facebook page with two (or more) friends who haven’t yet liked our page, and invite them to like our page.

2) Email cfcacommunications@cfcausa.org with the names of your friends who just liked our Facebook page through your invitation. (A subject line such as “Coffee giveaway” also helps.)

Please include your name and CFCA ID (number beginning with the letters ASC) as well as your preferred method of contact if you win the coffee.

That’s it! Your name will be entered into a drawing, which ends Wednesday, Dec. 7. We’ll pick the winner on Thursday, Dec. 8.

The Juan Ana coffee and CFCA connection: Read more

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