Unbound takes a grassroots approach to spreading the word about our sponsorship program. We rely on the enthusiasm of our sponsors to recommend us and share us with others, which keeps our fundraising costs low.
We have approximately 270,000 sponsors, and we want to hear from as many of you as possible. Why do you sponsor with Unbound? What would you tell others about sponsoring through Unbound? Share your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.
By Shanxi Omoniyi, Unbound contributor
It’s our privilege to tell you about a blog post that features a tribute to our late president and co-founder, Bob Hentzen.
The post is titled “Bob Walked; Everyone Grew” by Paula Kiger.
Paula has been an Unbound sponsor for several years and has graciously shared her tribute to Bob Hentzen on her personal blog. Here’s an excerpt from her post:
When I read an article memorializing Bob Hentzen, President and Co-Founder of Unbound, after his death on October 9, I learned that when he decided to relocate from Kansas City to Guatemala in 1996, he walked. That’s right: 4,000 miles!
I can only imagine the human rights issues Bob saw on his walk (and continued to see when he settled in Guatemala).
… I doubt any of us reading this plan any 4000 mile walks in our lifetimes. What we can do, however, is slow down and walk through our town, our country, or another country and observe the human rights challenges, with an eye to doing something about them.
Read the full blog post at Perspicacity: Bob Walked; Everyone Grew
Thank you for your support, Paula.
We invite you to click on Paula’s post and leave a comment for her. This helps show our support for her efforts to tell others about Unbound’s work!
By Jordan Kimbrell, Unbound writer/editor
After Typhoon Haiyan washed over the Philippines, leaving devastation in its wake, help from all over the world came pouring in. With all the aid from international sources, it is still the stories of communities reaching out to their neighbors that touched us the most.
Meet Reynaldo. He is a leader of the ERPATs (a service group for fathers of sponsored children) in Iloilo, one of the areas hit hard by the storm. Thanks to his efforts, families in his area were evacuated to safety before the storm. Now, he is helping rebuild with disaster assistance from Unbound.
Read more about Reynaldo and his community here.