Communities of Care
For this newsletter I want to sweep a little wider than the ABLE program and share with you some excerpts of what Cathleen Jones, founder of Children In Families, shared recently about a new sponsorship program for CIF called Communities of Care:
"For years I have wrestled with the whole idea of child sponsorship. As many of you know, my husband and I ran an orphanage many years ago. We worked closely with a very reputable sponsorship program in order to get funding through child sponsors. We saw a lot of good things, but we also saw a different side of sponsorship...This is why for the past five years I have sought to rework the whole idea of child sponsorship to come up with something that would fit with the core values of Children In Families. We wanted to have a program that would provide donors with a personal sense of connection, while, at the same time, we needed it to protect the rights, dignity, and confidentiality of the children needing help."
This program has been launched to coincide with a wonderful matching gift opportunity from a Christian foundation. From now until December 2014 every gift from a new donor to Children In Families will be matched 100% up to a total of $30,000. This includes all donations given over that time period through the Communities of Care program.
So, whether you'd like to give a one time gift or become a regular sponsor through Communities of Care, your giving during this limited time will have double the impact!!
To read more about the Communities of Care program, please follow this link: Communities of Care
For more information about the matching gift opportunity, please follow this link: Matching Gift Program
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