Tag: Unbound

Honduras awareness trip
Dec 8 2014

Honduras offers lesson in perspective

Massachusetts sponsor David Scarpello has gone on three Unbound awareness trips to Honduras since 2007. On his latest visit earlier this year, he decided to take his 13-year-old son, Nick. From his own previous experience, David knew the awareness trip could be a good learning tool.

“I wanted [Nick] to have an appreciation and better understanding of what growing up in poverty is,” David said. “I hoped it would give him a greater appreciation of what he has and the advantages he has growing up in the United States.”

Unbound awareness trips offer travelers the opportunity to meet the people they sponsor and see first-hand the impact our program has on individuals and communities. David started sponsoring in 2001, but it was the letter he received in 2007 from his sponsored friend Reyna that gave him the final push he needed to go on his first trip.

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Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014

Thank you for changing lives

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. At Unbound, we have a lot to be thankful for, but our biggest thanks goes out to our sponsors, donors and supporters. Your efforts have changed lives around the world. Thank you from the entire Unbound community.

Share this video and help us spread our thankfulness.

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Video: How do you talk about Unbound?
Jul 2 2014

How do you talk about Unbound?

People ask us all the time how they can help spread the news about Unbound. We’ve found one of the best ways is by word of mouth, and what better way to share Unbound with your friends and family than through video?

To help inspire you, we’ve created a video of our own staff members as they talk about Unbound.

Watch our video, then create your own. Don’t forget to share it with us on Facebook or Twitter!

 

Want to know more ways to share Unbound? Check out our Volunteer page to learn more.

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arranca cebolla- Pull the onion children's game
Dec 20 2013

Games children play in El Salvador

Kids are always finding ways to keep themselves entertained. One of the best sources for new games is other kids, like these three games played by children in El Salvador.

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Dec 10 2013

Over $100 million sent directly to field in 2013!

By Martin Kraus, CFCA director of finance

CFCA has never had a goal of being big. We want to be good. Our sponsors recognize the good that’s being accomplished with their donations, and they have helped us to grow to a new level this year!

In 2013, CFCA sent over $100 million directly to our projects in the 21 countries where we work. This is the first year in our 32 year history that CFCA has reached this level of direct support to the field.

This funding makes it possible for a sponsored child to stay in school instead of quitting and going to work to support the family. It provides needed medicine, fitness and social activities for an elderly person who otherwise wouldn’t have any help.

These and many other benefits are provided each year by CFCA through the generous donations of our sponsors. In return, our sponsors have the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with the person they are sponsoring.

Sponsors also have the knowledge that CFCA is exercising good stewardship practices by using over 93 percent of our total expenses for program purposes, with only 3 to 4 percent used for fundraising and 3 to 4 percent for administrative needs.

CFCA was founded in 1981 in Kansas City. Since then, CFCA has sent over $1 billion to our projects around the world to help break the bonds of poverty.

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Unbound Awareness Trips
Dec 6 2013

India awareness trip highlights the strength of mothers

CFCA members perform a traditional Indian dance for sponsors in Hyderabad, India.

CFCA members perform a traditional Indian dance for sponsors in Hyderabad, India.


By Akansha Roy, CFCA communications liaison for India

Unfolding into the Indian culture brought joy to a group of sponsors.

They traveled to India on an awareness trip and became a part of their sponsored child’s everyday reality. They had a bright smile at the end of each day.

Sponsors explored the lifestyle, cuisine and hospitality of India, and gave CFCA staff and families a chance to present their talents and introduce the sponsors to the best of their reality.

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