Sponsored girls in India play kho kho during recess at school.
By Jordan Kimbrell, Unbound writer/editor
Looking for a new activity to help get rid of that cooped-up feeling of winter? Our friends in India shared this variation on tag that can be played indoors or out, as long as you have plenty of room to move around.
Members of the Familia Santa Martha mothers group in Colombia work in their garden.
Mothers everywhere have dealt with the age-old problem of getting the kids to eat their veggies. A group of mothers in Colombia have found a way to encourage their kids to enjoy vegetables and learn the value of hard work, all while increasing the sustainability of their families.
One morning recently, I read a file from a law firm representing the estate of one of our late sponsors. In her will she left $500 for the benefit of Jose, her sponsored child in Colombia.
Michael Calabria, CFCA’s planned giving director, worked with the attorney, Jim, on how best to use the gift. Our staff in Colombia let us know that when Jose completes 11th grade next year, he must either enroll in college or enlist in the military.
Elizabeth stands outside her home, decorated for Christmas, near Medellin, Colombia.
A Christmas celebration in India
A Christmas celebration in Kenya
A Christmas celebration in El Salvador
Merry Christmas from everyone at CFCA! Our office may be closed, but we’re sending you lots of Christmas cheer. As you spend time with your families, we hope you enjoy this Christmas video from El Salvador.
Unbound sponsored child Damaris and her sister at an Unbound Christmas celebration.
By Veronica Batton, Unbound writer/editor
A few weeks ago, my older sister shared a photo on her Facebook page of my 5-year-old niece scrubbing the toilet in footie pajamas. As I scrolled through the comments I read that my niece was doing household chores to raise money for a Christmas gift to give to charity.
I thought it was a great idea. With tablets, smartphones, television and the Internet blaring ads for toys and sales, it can be easy to get distracted and stuck in the world of “me.”
Here’s a list of helpful hints to squelch those “I want” moments.
Written by: Erica Braker, Marketing Manager The room was so quiet you could hear the taxies whizzing by outside. The audience at Mary’s Nativity Parish in New York was all ears as Bob Hentzen spoke about his sponsored friend Shaima during the Rise…