“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. posed this question, he likely meant it to inspire us and stir our hearts, not elicit specific responses from his audience.
That changed when their youngest son, also named Peter, was sponsored.
With the help and support of their son’s sponsor, Mary from Missouri, and local Unbound staff, the couple took an important step on their journey out of poverty — building and owning their own home.
Gabriela lives with her mother and three brothers in Guatemala and has been sponsored by Bruno in Canada since 1996. With the support of her family and of her sponsor, Gabriela is closer to her dreams of completing her education and opening a law office to serve the poor, despite the obstacles poverty has put in her way.
“I dream of helping others,” Gabriela said. “I decided to study law because the poor usually don’t have access to a lawyer. I feel that my career will provide the opportunity to help the less fortunate and defend their rights.”
Did you know that many Unbound sponsors use our online payment system to submit their sponsorship contribution each month? You have the option of making one-time payments or setting up an automatic payment on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. Paying for your sponsorship online instead of by check is one way to make your life a little simpler and helps Unbound be more efficient in processing your contributions.
If you are mailing checks personally or through your bank, here’s how you can set up recurring payments online and let our website do the work for you.
Helping spread the word about Unbound can be fun and easy. Check out this video to get some ideas and find out who to contact to learn more about telling others about Unbound.
Visit unbound.org/volunteer and start the conversation today!
It’s a new year, and resolutions for health and happiness abound. A few years ago, Brayan from Colombia resolved to get healthy and lose weight, and he’s sure come a long way since.
As 2016 comes to an end, we reflect on the past year with a lot of gratitude. Every one of our sponsors and sponsored friends has played a tremendous role in making a big impact around the globe. We’re happy to report that, in 2016 alone, we’ve disbursed more than $105.3 million in field support to our programs around the world, a one-year record!
Everyone here at Unbound, in Kansas City and around the world, wants to wish a very merry Christmas and happy holidays to our sponsors, donors and everyone who has supported us over the past 35 years.
Please enjoy this video of sponsored children from Madagascar singing “Silent Night” in Malagasy.
I write for a living and know the hardest part of writing anything— this blog post, a story for our Living Unbound magazine or a letter to my sponsored friend — is getting started.
We tell sponsors all the time that writing to their sponsored friends is easy. While tools such as mailing labels and eLetters make the process of sending a letter easier, crafting words to go on the paper or screen is never easy.